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 2020 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 4.5 out of 5 stars 46 Patient Ratings 7 Patient Comments Overview Contact Info & Locations Patient Ratings & Comments Programs & Services 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 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 2015 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 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 4.5 Friendliness 4.5 Spoke using clear language 4.6 Provider explained things clearly 4.5 Amount of time spent with you 4.4 Provider included you in decisions 4.5 Confidence in your doctor 4.6 Likelihood of recommending this provider 4.4 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– September, 2019 Did not have a bad experience at all - National Jewish Health Patient– June, 2019 *Dr. Babaei was knowledgeable & personable. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2019 Dr. Babaei does an a very professional consultation time with me. Thorough, understandable, great listener, very effective sense of humor, shows concern. National Jewish Health Patient– April, 2019 Dr. Babei did not rush our time together and was very thorough in his explanations to me. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2019 I really admire him. National Jewish Health Patient– March, 2019 Excellent physician who carefully explained results of tests and why written conclusions misinterpreted the test data. National Jewish Health Patient– February, 2019 *Dr. Babaei was very good at reassuring me before the [procedure].