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Elham Afghani, M.D., M.P.H.

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  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Languages: English, Farsi


Abdominal Pain, Clinical Gastroenterology, Colon Polyps, Colonoscopy, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Diarrhea, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Pancreatic Auto Islet Transplant, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Cysts, Pancreatitis, Stomach Pain, Stomach Ulcer, Upper Endoscopy more

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Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

Appointment Phone: 410-933-7495
2360 W. Joppa Road
Joppa Concourse
Lutherville, MD 21093 map


Dr. Elham Afghani is an assistant professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She joins us from Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She received her medical degree from University of California, Irvine. She completed her internal medicine residency as well as an extra year as chief resident at the University of California, Irvine, Medical Center. She then completed her gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship with additional training in pancreatic diseases at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

With a unique specialization in pancreatic disease, she has participated in numerous research projects at the Cedars Sinai division of pancreatico-biliary diseases and was involved in a U01 Consortium for the study of chronic pancreatitis, diabetes and pancreatic cancer.

Dr. Afghani’s areas of expertise include acute and chronic pancreatitis, pancreatic cysts and pancreatic exocrine insufficiency. She is an accomplished researcher with multiple publications in prestigious peer-reviewed journals as well as presentations at national meetings. Dr. Afghani is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology. more


  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

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  • MD; University of California at Irvine School of Medicine (2007)


  • Internal Medicine; University of California at Irvine School of Medicine (2011)


  • Gastroenterology; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2014)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Gastroenterology) (2014)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (2010)

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