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Janak Shah, MD

Department Chairman, Gastroenterology
Accepting New Patients
    Janak Shah, MD
4.9 of 5 Stars
Based on 15 Patient Verified Ratings
Years Practicing

Janak Shah, MD

Department Chairman, Gastroenterology
Accepting New Patients
Primary Location
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA 70121 Floor 4


Dr. Janak Shah joined Ochsner in 2015 and has served as the department chair of gastroenterology since 2019. He completed his training in gastroenterology and advanced endoscopy at the University of Pennsylvania. Before joining Ochsner, he spent over 10 years practicing in San Francisco, where he was the director of pancreatic and biliary endoscopy at California Pacific Medical Center and a clinical professor of medicine at the University of California.

Dr. Shah's clinical interests span all areas of endoscopy, and current research interests are related to interventional endoscopic ultrasound, pancreaticobiliary endoscopy, and new endoscopic technologies. He is board-certified in gastroenterology and is a recognized leader in interventional endoscopy. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles, reviews, editorials, and book chapters. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter.

Education and Training

Medical Education

Boston University School of Medicine


Bridgeport Hospital
Field of Study: Radiology

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Field of Study: Internal Medicine


University of Pennsylvania
Field of Study: Gastroenterology


  • American Board of Internal Medicine

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Ochsner Patient Verified Reviews

To obtain patient ratings and comments, we partner with Press Ganey, an independent patient satisfaction company that works with more than 26,000 healthcare organizations to improve the patient experience. These patient verified ratings are based on the “likelihood to recommend” physician scores on the nationally developed Medical Practice Survey. Actual top box results for this question are translated to a 1-5 scale, and the star scores are measured on that scale, with 5 being the best score.

February 2024

The Dr was very informative and easy to understand.

October 2023

Dr. Shah is an excellent doctor.

August 2023

Good, informative, covered the possibilities pro and con, answered all my questions, and concerns.