Arash Babaei, MD Make an Appointment Ask a Question Refer Patient Arash Babaei, MD, is a gastroenterologist at National Jewish Health. Dr. Babaei is in the Division of Gastroenterology and Department of Medicine. Associate Professor Division of Gastroenterology Department of Medicine 5280 Top Doctors 2022 Previously a 5280 Top Doctor America’s Top Doctors 2015 — Castle Connolly, Medical, Ltd. Recognized in America’s Top Doctors — Castle Connolly, Inc. Best Doctors in America® 2019-2020 — Best Doctors, Inc. Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc. America’s Top Doctors 2020 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd. Email Profile Print Profile Patient Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars 72 Patient Ratings 14 Patient Comments Overview Contact Info & Locations Patient Ratings & Comments Programs & Services Colon Cancer Screening Program Department of Medicine Division of Gastroenterology Scleroderma Program Specialties & Conditions Achalasia Eosinophilic Esophagitis Esophageal Dysmotility Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Hiatal Hernia News & Videos Gastroenterologist Dr. Arash Babaei Joins National Jewish Health Education Education 2017 Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, Masters of Science in Clinical & Translational Sciences 1999 MD, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, School of Medicine, Tehran, Iran, MD Internships 2004 Scripps Mercy, San Diego, CA, Internal Medicine Residency 2006 Scripps Mercy, San Diego, CA, Internal Medicine Fellowship 2015 Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, Postdoctoral Clinical Research Scholar Fellowship (K30 program) 2011 Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, Gastroenterology, NIH Funded T32 Academic Tract 2008 University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA, Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders Awards & Recognition 2017: Winner of AGA’s poster judging competition 2017: AGA recognition as an accomplished early career investigator 2015: Outstanding medical student teachers Award 2014: Daniel McCarty award for research excellence, MCW, Milwaukee, WI 2012: AGA academic skills workshop travel award, Chicago, IL 2011: Fellowship2Leadership travel award, Salix Pharmaceuticals, Chicago, IL 2004: Jack Geller award for outstanding poster presentation, San Diego, CA 1999: Honors for the doctorate degree thesis, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran 1992: Top 50 ranking in 350,000 medical school applicants, Iran Board Certification Internal Medicine Gastroenterology Professional Memberships 2012-Present: Dysphagia Research Society (DRS) 2010-Present: American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (ANMS) 2006-Present: American Gastroenterology Association (AGA) Publications BABAEI A, Mittal RK. Cholecystokinin Induces esophageal longitudinal muscle contraction and transient lower esophageal sphincter relaxation in healthy humans. Am J Physiol Gastrointest liver Physiology. 2018 June; DOI: 10.1152/ajpgi.00127.2018. PMID: 29902066 BABAEI A, Szabo A, Yorio SD, Massey BT. Pressure exposure and catheter impingement affect the recorded pressure in the Manoscan 360™ system. Neurogastroenterology Motility. 2018 Mar; DOI: 10.1111/nmo.13329. PMID: 29520927 BABAEI A, Venu M, Naini SR*, Gonzaga J, Lang IM, Massey BT, Jadcherla S, Shaker R Impaired upper esophageal sphincter reflexes in patients with supraesophageal reflux disease. Gastroenterology. 2015 Nov; 149(6):1381-91. PMID: 26188682; PMCID: PMC4628603 Siwiec RM*, BABAEI A, Kern M, Samuel EA, Li SJ, Shaker R. Esophageal acid stimulation alters insular cortex functional connectivity in gastroesophageal reflux disease. Neurogastroenterolgy and Motility. 2015 Feb; 27(2):201-11. PMID: 25367277; PMCID: PMC4308507 BABAEI A, Lin EC*, Szabo A, Massey BT. Determinants of pressure drift in Manoscan™ esophageal high-resolution manometry system. Neurogastroenterology Motility. 2015 Feb; 27(2):277-84. PMID: 25545126; PMCID: PMC4437530 Ask a Question through Patient Portal Sign in to your My National Jewish Health patient portal account to communicate with your care team, manage appointments, and more. Create an Account Contact Information Office: 877.225.5654 Locations National Jewish Health Main Campus 1400 Jackson St. Denver, CO 80206 Patient Ratings The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our independent rating system, the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. This survey is about the patient care experience and does not address crucial characteristics like medical decision-making, prescribing the best therapy, and patient outcomes. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey. Provider showed concern 4.3 Friendliness 4.3 Spoke using clear language 4.4 Provider explained things clearly 4.3 Amount of time spent with you 4.3 Provider included you in decisions 4.3 Confidence in your doctor 4.3 Likelihood of recommending this provider 4.2 Comments Comments are collected in our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Surveys. Patients are de-identified to protect confidentiality and patient privacy. Learn more about our patient satisfaction survey. National Jewish Health Patient– November, 2021 Dr. Babaei and his entire team are awesome. I liked that the anesthesiologist talked with me and explained that a CRNA would be assisting for my procedure. Dr. Babaei made an extra effort to go to a central computer to go over test results from a test that was performed earlier in the week. He is smart, kind and caring. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2021 *Dr. B. took the time to read my medical history - good. He entered the room with a preconceived assumption of who I was and what my concerns were - very wrong. He was very concerned about the amount of time he spent with me. As I let him know I wasn't like everyone else he let me explain my stance slightly & then gave me more understanding. Appt. ended with a hug & better understanding hopefully on both sides. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2021 I know it appears that I have just went down the line of Very Good without any thought of the questions and that is not the case. National Jewish Health Patient– August, 2021 Dr. Babaei was very abrupt, didn't listen to some of my concerns, and seemed in a great hurry to finish our discussion. National Jewish Health Patient– July, 2021 Could not be better National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2021 Dr. Babaie was dismissive, rude, demanding and talked over me. he insisted that he was "an expert" and knew more than my other doctors. when we finally figured out that he was under the impression that I had already had a surgical procedure that I DID NOT HAVE!!!! He didn't even bother to apologize for his own mistake! [PHI] while I appreciate that National Jewish is a premier treatment center and I love my pulmonologist - my experience with this doctor was very poor. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2021 *Dr. Babaei - was courteous, professional, concerned, smart and thorough. National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2021 very good care. I felt confident in my care. trusted dr thankful for care I received National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2021 Dr. Bebaei communicated very clearly and answered all of my questions thoroughly. I feel that I am in very good hands. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2021 Excellent, knowledgeable doctor. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2021 The Dr always seemed to be in a hurry show more National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2021 Not a problem, just a difference from some doctors. This doctor seem seems to always be thinking very fast, which is good. Sometimes I have thought he did not hear all of a concern, but when I read the clinic notes I see them documented in the record. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2021 Thorough history and exam. Excellent communication about follow up. National Jewish Health Patient– January, 2021 Dr. Babaei is an excellent doctor. He is kind and caring, as well as very knowledgeable and skilled. He has made my life better and never gives up on me.