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Sands K Irani, M.D.

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GWUMFA Dept of Gastroenterology
Appointment Phone: 202-364-6312

5215 Loughboro Rd NW
Ste 210
Washington, DC 20016 map
Phone: 202-364-6312
Fax: 202-364-6320

GWUMFA Dept of Gastroenterology

2150 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Ste 3403
Washington, DC 20037 map
Phone: 202-741-3333
Fax: 202-741-2169


Dr. Sands K. Irani is a gastroenterologist affiliated with Sibley Memorial Hospital, as well as an associate professor of medicine in the division of gastroenterology and liver diseases at George Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Irani is board certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine. He practices out of GWUMFA Department of Gastroenterology, located in Sibley Memorial Hospital’s Medical Building in Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Irani has an expertise in interventional pancreatic and biliary disease diagnosis and treatment, as well as gastroesophageal reflux disease. 

Dr. Irani earned his medical degree from George Washington University School of Medicine. He completed an internship at the Veterans Administration Hospital, followed by serving two years in the United States Navy as a general medical officer. Dr. Irani then returned to George Washington University to complete a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in gastroenterology. 

Dr. Irani is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Gastroenterology. He is also a member of the Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the American Gastroenterological Association. He has been named a Top MD by Consumers’ Checkbook Magazine and a Super Doctor by the Washington Post. 

Dr. Irani was the first in the area to utilize the technique known as ERCP. His clinical interests include esophageal disease, the use of endoscopic ultrasonography in diagnosis and treatment of disease, laser techniques for endoscopic destruction of lesions and treatment of narrow obstructing areas of the digestive tract. He teaches residents and fellows at George Washington University School of Medicine and conducts research into new methods of treatment. Dr. Irani has contributed to a publication on endoscopic trimming of a rectal self-expanding metallic stent by use of argon plasma coagulation. more

Departments / Divisions

  • Medicine at Sibley Memorial Hospital



  • MD, George Washington University School of Medicine (1968)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Gastroenterology (1975)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (1973)
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