Meet Dr. Parastoo Jangouk
Dr. Jangouk is dual board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology. She earned her medical degree with honors from Tehran University of Medical Sciences with a distinction in Gastroenterology research. After medical school, she completed research fellowships at Heinrich-Heine University in Duesseldorf, Germany and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine where she authored numerous peer-reviewed publications in prestigious medical journals. She then moved to Pittsburgh to attend University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for her internship and residency in internal medicine. She was recruited to pursue her fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at Yale University School of Medicine. During her fellowship, she worked with Dr. Garcia-Tsao, chief of Digestive Diseases at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, on research developing non-invasive tools to diagnose cirrhosis.
After completing her fellowship, Dr. Jangouk was recruited by University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) where she worked as an attending in Gastroenterology and Hepatology for two years. During her time at UCLA, she developed an expertise in brain-gut interaction, gut health, gut microbiota and obesity medicine.
Dr. Jangouk has variety of clinical interests and she is skilled in all areas of gastroenterology and hepatology. She has particular expertise in colon cancer screening, gastrointestinal endoscopy, functional gastrointestinal disorders (including irritable bowel syndrome, chronic constipation and functional dyspepsia), gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), celiac disease, inflammatory bowel diseases, liver diseases (viral hepatitis, fatty liver, NASH and cirrhosis) and obesity medicine.
She performs upper endoscopy, colonoscopy, capsule endoscopy, and pH testing.
Dr. Jangouk is a member of both national and regional professional societies including the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), the Texas Medical Association (TMA), and Travis County Medical Association (TCMA).
Dr. Jangouk is fluent in English and Farsi.
Medical Degree: Tehran University of Medical Sciences in Tehran, Iran
Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Fellowship: Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, CT
American Gastroenterological Association
Texas Medical Association
Travis County Medical Association
“I prayed for just the right doctor, and God led me to Dr. Parastoo Jangouk. She was amazing...firstly, she listened to me explain my 12 year battle with stomach problems. She was efficient, pleasant, and compassionate. She went to work looking for every avenue of diagnosis and treatment. She was looking for a diagnosis that explained why I was having these issues that an acid blocker couldn't take care of. She ordered tests that no one had ordered before, and found a condition that fully explained my suffering. Thankfully there is a treatment, and thanks to her I have my life back!” – Jeanne ODell on Sharecare.com 5/22/21