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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


Dr. Afghani joins Johns Hopkins from Cedars Sinai Medical Center. With a unique specialization in pancreatic disease, she has participated in 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, which was spearheaded by the NIH.

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

Departments / Divisions



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


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


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Gastroenterology and Hepatology (2014)

Board Certifications

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

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