Hooshang Meshkinpour, MD

Title: Professor Emeritus of Medicine, Gastroenterologist
Company: University of California Irvine
Location: Irvine, California, United States

Hooshang Meshkinpour, Gastroenterologist and Professor Emeritus of Medicine at the University of California Irvine, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in gastroenterology and healthcare education.

Dr. Meshkinpour studied at the Tehran University of Medical Sciences where he earned an MD in 1965. After relocating to the United States, he was licensed by the Medical Board of California and earned additional licensures in 1972, from both the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine and the Maryland State “FLEX” Examination. Dr. Meshkinpour received a certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine, and started working as an instructor of medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia. In 1973, he was certified by the American Board of Gastroenterology. Dr. Meshkinpour worked as an assistant clinical professor of medicine at the University of California Los Angeles from 1973 to 1977, as a visiting associate professor of medicine at the Pahlavi University School of Medicine in Iran from 1975 to 1976, and as an assistant clinical professor of nursing at California State College from 1975 to 1977.

In 1977, Dr. Meshkinpour began his career at the University of California Irvine (UCI), starting as an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology. He became an associate professor of medicine in 1981, and rose to the rank of full professor of medicine in 1989. In 2001, Dr. Meshkinpour achieved the title of professor emeritus of medicine, a designation he holds to this day. During his career at UCI, he also served as acting chief of the Division of Gastroenterology multiple times—in 1979, from 1984 to 1985, and from 1994 to 1995—before taking on the position of associate chief of the division in 1996, which he held until 2001. He has additionally served as the director of the Gastrointestinal Diagnostic Laboratory at UCI since 1979, and received the Teacher of the Year Award three times. Dr. Meshkinpour has contributed numerous articles to professional journals and chapters to books, and was named to The Best Doctors in America on six occasions. As a testament to his experience, stature and success, Dr. Meshkinpour has been featured in the 19th edition of Who’s Who in the World, the seventh edition of Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, as well as multiple editions of Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, and Who’s Who in America.

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