Arash Babaei
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
Specialties and ConditionsSpecialties & Conditions


Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, Masters of Science in Clinical & Translational Sciences
MD, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, School of Medicine, Tehran, Iran, MD
Scripps Mercy, San Diego, CA, Internal Medicine
Scripps Mercy, San Diego, CA, Internal Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, Gastroenterology, NIH Funded T32 Academic Tract
University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA, Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, Postdoctoral Clinical Research Scholar Fellowship (K30 program)

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

Professional Memberships

2012-Present: Dysphagia Research Society (DRS)
2010-Present: American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (ANMS)
2006-Present: American Gastroenterology Association (AGA)


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

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National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2020
we had a very good discussion regarding risks and benefits of alternative therapies

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2020
He seemed cold but still listened. I will probably follow up with another practitioner

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2020
I appreciated Dr Babei's knowledge of my history and previous treatments and the fact that his knowledge even reached beyond those.

National Jewish Health PatientOctober, 2020
different personality but very knowledgeable.. enjoyed his concept

National Jewish Health PatientSeptember, 2020
Dr. Babaei is an excellent doctor. He is very knowledgeable, kind, and caring. I feel like he really cares about me and wants me to feel better.

National Jewish Health PatientAugust, 2020
I have a unique medical situation. Dr. Babaei was excellent. He took a personal interest in my situation that was very appreciated and exceeded all of my expectations.

National Jewish Health PatientAugust, 2020
DR. Baibi is the best doctor. He is really the only doctor that has cared enough to listen to to me and try to help me with my health. I was so very depressed, but he gave me hope that I might feel better. I am grateful that he is my doctor !

National Jewish Health PatientJuly, 2020
My whole experience was such a terrific, informative time. My "Whole body" feels more rested than ever! I am feeling human now that I know SOME CARES about me! Thank you!

National Jewish Health PatientSeptember, 2019
Did not have a bad experience at all -