Janak Shah, MD

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  • Dr. Janak Shah joined Ochsner in 2015 and has served as the department chair of gastroenterology since 2019. He completed his training in gastroenterology and advanced endoscopy at the University of Pennsylvania. Before joining Ochsner, he spent over 10 years practicing in San Francisco, where he was the director of pancreatic and biliary endoscopy at California Pacific Medical Center and a clinical professor of medicine at the University of California. Dr. Shah's clinical interests span all areas of endoscopy, and current research interests are related to interventional endoscopic ultrasound, pancreaticobiliary endoscopy, and new endoscopic technologies. He is board-certified in gastroenterology and is a recognized leader in interventional endoscopy. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles, reviews, editorials, and book chapters. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter.

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