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Shayan Irani MD

Shayan S. Irani MD

Director, Benign Pancreatic Center of Excellence, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington

Shayan Irani received his MBBS from the Seth GS Medical College & KEM Hospital. He completed Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology training at Temple University Hospital. He then completed an additional year of fellowship training in Advanced Endoscopy at Virginia Mason Medical Center (VM). He has served on the faculty at VM since 2008 and has held the role of Director for Virginia Mason’s Benign Pancreatic Center of Excellence since 2013.

Dr. Irani has worked to expand the role for minimally invasive treatments using endoscopic ultrasound to reconnect pancreatic ducts, internalize fistulas, with significant recent focus on the use of lumen-apposing metal stents to drive profound practice changes now accepted as standard around the world, including gastric-jejunostomy, endoscopic treatment of cholecystitis, and EUS biliary drainage.

Dr. Irani has been part of an internationally recognized multidisciplinary team leading his regional, national, and international referral center for pancreatic disorders, with designation as a National Pancreas Foundation Center of Excellence. He has published 142 peer-reviewed manuscripts and 10 book chapters on multiple of gastrointestinal disorders and is an active member of the American Society of Gastroenterology (ASGE).


Dr. Irani is a consultant for Boston Scientific and Gore.