Professor Emeritus, Medicine
School of Medicine

M.D., Teheran University (Iran)

Phone: (714)456-6745
Fax: (714)456-7753
Email: hmeshkin@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
101 The City Drive S
Building 22C
Mail Code: 4092
Orange, CA 92868
Research Interests
Clinical aspects of the gastrointestinal motor function
Academic Distinctions
The Best Doctor in America Award, 1996
The Best Doctor in America Award, 2005
The Best Doctor in America Award, 2007
The Best Doctor in America Award, 2009
The Best Doctor in America Award, 2011
The Best Doctor in America Award, 2015
The Best Doctor in America Award, 2016
The Best Doctor in America Award, 2017-18
Research Abstract
Gastrointestinal motor activities in health and disease is the major research interest of Dr. Meshkinpour. He is investigating how movements of gastrointestinal wall may affect normal bowel function and how these movements are influenced by different disease processes. In particular, he is concerned with the application of these findings to understand the irritable bowel syndrome and swallowing difficulties, the two most common gastrointestinal motor disorders.

Meshkinpour, H. "Being Hated: The Anatomy of Anti-Semitism", CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, North Charleston, SC, 2017.

Meshkinpour H. "Faith, Fortitude and Fear: A Rational Approach to the Jewish History", BookSurge Publishing, North Charleston, South Carolina, 2006.

Meshkinpour H "From Jerusalem to Jerusalem", Mazda Publishers, Costa Mesa, California, 2000.

Meshkinpour H, Naeim F: "Know Your Child" Andisheh Publishing Company, Teheran, Iran, 1967.

Meshkinpour H, Naeim F: "Mankind Races", Andisheh Publishing Company, Teheran, Iran, 1966.

Meshkinpour H: Applied Physiology, (Samson Wright), four chapters translated, Tchehr Medical Publishing Company, Teheran, Iran, 1967.

Meshkinpour H: Irritable bowel syndrome (in Spanish), Textbook of Gastroenterology, Madrid, Spain, 1982.

Meshkinpour H: Esophageal Diverticula. In: Berk JE, ed. Bockus Gastroenterology. Volume 2, 4th Edition. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company, 1985.

Berk JE, Meshkinpour H: Choledocholithiasis - Clinical Aspects. In: Berk JE, ed. Bockus Gastroenterology. Volume 6, 4th Edition. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Company, 1985.

Meshkinpour H, Glick M: Motor function and disorders of the large bowel. In: Gary Gitnick, ed. Principles and Practice of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 2nd Edition. Connecticut, Appleton and Lange, 1994.

Meshkinpour H. Peptic ulcer disease. In: Zuspan FP, Quilligan EJ. Handbook of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Primary Care. Mosby Yearbook, Inc., St. Louis, MO., 1997.

Meshkinpour H. Gastritis and related disorders. In: Zuspan FP, Quilligan EJ, Handbook of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Primary Care. Mosby Yearbook, Inc., St. Louis MO., 1997.
Meshkinpour H, Dinoso VP, Lorber SH: Effect of intraduodenal administration of essential amino acids and sodium oleate on motor activity of the sigmoid colon. Gastroenterology 66:373 77, 1974.

Dinoso VP, Meshkinpour H, Lorber SH, Guitierrez JG, Chey WY: Motor responses of the sigmoid colon and rectum to exogenous cholecystokinin and secretin. Gastroenterology 65:438 44, 1973.

Moritz M, Finkelstein G, Meshkinpour H, Fingerut J, Lorber SH: Effect of secretin and cholecystokinin on the transport of electrolyte and water in human jejunum. Gastroenterology 64:76 80, 1973.

Meshkinpour H, Wepsic HT, Schmalhurst WR: Alpha 1 fetoprotein and alcoholic hepatitis. Amer J Dig Dis 19:709 12, 1974.

Dinoso VP, Meshkinpour H, Lorber SH: Gastric mucosal morphology and fecal blood loss during ethanol ingestion. Gut 14:289 92, 1973.

Meshkinpour H, Dinoso VP, Lorber SH: Upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage: clinical, radiological and endoscopic correlation of 200 consecutive cases. Pahlavi Medical Journal 7:430 44, 1976.

Meshkinpour H, Aliabadi P, Farzaneh MR: Gallstone disease in Southern Iran: lucent versus opaque stones. Pahlavi Medical Journal 8:181 9, 1977.

Meshkinpour H, Myung CG, Kramer LS: A unique multisystem syndrome of unknown etiology. Arch Int Med 137:1719 21, 1977.

Meshkinpour H, Elashoff J, Stewart H, Sturdevant RAL: Role of cholestyramine in the symptoms of reflux gastritis. A randomized, double blind crossover study Gastroenterology 73:441 43, 1977.

Meshkinpour H, Elashoff J, Stewart H, Sturdevant RAL: Role of cholestyramine in the symptoms of reflux gastritis. Current Surgery 35:333 34, 1978.

Meshkinpour H: Intestinal motility: current concepts. Amer J Gastroenterol 71:101 6, 1979.

Meshkinpour H, Afrasiabi MA, Valenta LJ: Esophageal motor function in Grave's disease. Dig Dis & Sci 24:159 61, 1979.

Meshkinpour H, Orlando RA, DeMicco MP, Arguello JF: Significance of endoscopically visible blood vessels as an index of atrophic gastritis. Amer J Gastroenterol 71:376 79, 1979.

Meshkinpour H, Molinari MD, Gardner L, Berk JE, Hoehler FK: Cimetidine in the treatment of acute alcoholic pancreatitis. A randomized double blind study, Gastroenterology 77:687 90, 1979.

Meshkinpour H, Naeim F: A unique muscular ring of the jejunum. Gastroenterology 78:1050 52, 1980.

Elias A, Grossman MK, Meshkinpour H, Valenta LJ, Bernick D: Colonic mucosal potential differences in the management of patients with 21 Hydroxylase deficiency. Arch of Int Med 140:1662 5, 1980.

Meshkinpour H, Marks J, Schoenfield LJ, et al: Reflux gastritis syndrome: Mechanism of symptoms. Gastroenterology 79(6):1283 87, 1980.

Vaziri ND, Naeim F, Meshkinpour H: Dialysis induced changes in muscle strength. J Dialysis 4(4):191 202, 1980.

Meshkinpour H, Molinari MD, Gardner L, Berk JE, Hoehler FK: Cimetidin der Behandlung der akuten Alkohol pancreatitis. Extracta Gastroenterologic (In German) 10(1):49 50, 1981.

Meshkinpour H, Vaziri ND: Acute Rhabdomyolysis associated with adenovirus infection. J Inf Dis 143(1):133, 1981.

Meshkinpour H, Smith M, and Hollander D: Influence of aging on the surface area of the small intestine in the rat. Exper Geront 16:399 404, 1981.

Meshkinpour H, Hoehler F, Bernick D, Buerger AA: Electrical control activity in the sigmoid colon: Effect of metoclopramide. Amer J Proct Gast and Colon 32:12, 1981.

Meshkinpour H, Thrupp LD, Shiffler P, Kitts D, Fisher J: Reflux gastritis syndrome: Role of upper gastrointestinal microflora. Arch Surg 116:1148 52, 1981.

Elias AN, Meshkinpour H, Valenta LJ: Attenuation of hypertension by conjugated estrogens. Nephron 30:89 92, 1982.

Elias AN, Meshkinpour H, Valenta LJ, Grossman MK: Pseudo Cushing's Syndrome: The role of alcohol. J Clin Gastro 4:137 9, 1982.

Meshkinpour H, Glick ME, Sanchez P, Tarvin J: Esophageal manometry: A benefit and cost analysis. Dig Dis & Sci 27(9):772 5, 1982.

Meshkinpour H, Vaziri N, Gordon S: Gastrointestinal pathology in patients with chronic renal failure associated with spinal cord injury. Am J Gastro 77(8):562 4, 1982.

Meshkinpour H, Vaziri ND: Association of myoglobinuria with adenovirus infection. West J Med 137:130 2, 1982.

Meshkinpour H, Nowroozi F, Glick ME: Colonic compliance in patients with spinal cord injury. Arch Phys Med & Rehab 64:111 12, 1983.

Glick ME, Meshkinpour H, Haldeman S, Bhatia NN, Bradley WE: Colonic dysfunction in multiple sclerosis. Gastroenterology 83:1002 7, 1982.

Vasquez TE, Bridges RL, Braunstein P, Jansholt AL, Meshkinpour H: Gastrointestinal ulcerations: Detection using a technetium 99m labeled ulcer avid agent. Radiology 148(1):227 31, 1983.

Meshkinpour H, Harmon D, Hollander D: Colonic absorption of acetylsalicylic acid in the rat. General Pharmacology 15(1):55 8, 1984.

Meshkinpour H: Chronic constipation and dietary fiber. JAMA 250(23):3227 8, 1983.

Glick ME, Meshkinpour H, Haldeman S, Hoehler F, Downey N, Bradley WE: Colonic dysfunction in patients with thoracic spinal cord injury. Gastroenterology 86:287 94, 1984.

Meshkinpour H, Mollot M, Bookman L, Eckerling G: Bile duct dyskinesia: A clinical and manometric study. Gastroenterology 87:759 62, 1984.

Meshkinpour H, Hollander D, Harmon D, Koyama S: Colonic absorption of 1,2 Dimethyl Hydrazine (DMH) in the rat. General Pharmacology 16(1):61 4, 1985.

Meshkinpour H, Hoehler F: Effect of secoverine HCl on motor and myoelectrical activity of the sigmoid colon in man. Drug Development Research 5:165 9, 1985.

Welgan P, Meshkinpour H, Hoehler F: The effects of psychological stressors on the colon motor and electrical activities in patients with irritable bowel syndrome. Psychosomatic Medicine 47(2):139 49, 1985.

Cummings D, Meshkinpour H: Modified acid reflux test: A benefit and cost analysis. Dig Dis & Sci 30(8):739 41, 1985.

Meshkinpour H, Harmon D, Thompson R, Yu J: Effects of thoracic spinal cord transection on colonic motor activity in rats. Paraplegia 23:272 6, 1985.

Meshkinpour H: Bile duct dyskinesia: Clinical and manometric study. In: 1985 Year Book of Digestive Diseases, Chapter 44, pp. 367 8, 1985, Yearbook Medical Publishers, Chicago, Illinois.

Elias AN, Kyaw T, Valenta LJ, Meshkinpour H: The reninangiotensin system in hypothyroidism of short duration. Horm Metabol Res 18(5):349 51, 1986.

Glick ME, Haldeman S, Meshkinpour H: The neurovisceral and electrodiagnostic evaluation of patients with thoracic spinal cord injury. Paraplegia 24:129 137, 1986.

Waitzkin H, Akin BV, de la Maza LM, Hubbell FA, Meshkinpour H, Rucker L, Tobis JS: Deciding against corporate management of a state supported academic medical center (Special Report). N Engl J Med 315(20):1299 1304, 1986.

Glick M, Hoefs JC, Meshkinpour H: Glucose intolerance and hepatic, biliary tract and pancreatic dysfunction. Digestive Diseases 5:78 96, 1987.

Meshkinpour H, Harmon D, Yu J, Thompson R: Impact of neodecortication on colon motor response to a meal in the rat. Dig Dis & Sci 32:743 746, 1987.

Meshkinpour H, Wittles J: Reflux gastritis syndrome. Dig Dis 5:146 56, 1987.

Welgan P, Meshkinpour H, Beeler M: The effect of anger on colon motor and myoelectric activity in irritable bowel syndrome. Gastroenterology 94:1150 6, 1988.

Meshkinpour H, Hsu D, Farivar S: The effect of gastric bubble as a weight reduction device: a controlled, crossover study Gastroenterology 95:589 592, 1988.

Meshkinpour H: Practical use of motility studies in the evaluation of esophageal disorders. Practical Gastroenterology Vol XII No.3:19 22: May/June 1988.

Meshkinpour H, Vaziri ND: Interrelationship of renal and pancreatic disorders Dig Dis 7:221 229, 1989.

Meshkinpour H, Yu J, Harmon D: The effect of ethanol on motor activity of the colon in the rat. Drug Develop Research 15:55 60, 1988

Meshkinpour H, Kemp C, Fairshter R: The effect of aerobic exercise on mouth to cecum transit time. Gastroenterology 96:938 41, 1989.

Meshkinpour H, Glick ME. Achalasia: An intermittent manometric phenomenon, Practical Gastroenterol 15:21-27, 1991.

Brandon JC, Meshkinpour H, Hsu D. Pancreatic duct torsion during ERCP; radiologic appearance and disposition to hyperamylasemia. Hosp Medica 9:36-40, 1991.

Meshkinpour H, Mason RG. Achalsia evolving from segmental aperistalsis. Dysphagia 7:166-169, 1992.

Meshkinpour H, Mollot M: Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction and unexplained abdominal pain: A clinical and manometric study. Dig Dis & Sciences 37:257-261, 1992.

Meshkinpour H, Kay L, Mollot M: Flow rate of pneumohydraulic system and post sphincter of Oddi manometry pancreatitis. J Clin Gastroenterol 14:236-239, 1992.

Meshkinpour H, Kaye L, Elias A, Glick ME. Manometric and radiologic correlations in achalasia, Am J Gastroenterol 87:1567-1570, 1992.

Robertson G, Meshkinpour H, James N, et al. Effects of exercise on total and segmental colon transit, J Clinical Gastroenterology 16:300-303, 1993.

Meyskens FL, Emerson SS, Pelot D, Meshkinpour H., Shassetz LR, Einspahr J, Alberts DS, Gerner EW: Dose de-escalation chemoprevention trial of alpha-difluoromethylornithine in patients with colon polyps. J of the Natl Ca Inst 86:1122-1130, 1994.

Meshkinpour H, Haghighat, P, Dutton C: Clinical spectrum of esophageal aperistalsis in the elderly. Am J Gastroenterol 89:1480-1483, 1994.

Meshkinpour H. Esophageal aperistalsis and gastroesophageal reflux disorder: return of peristalsis after H2-blocker therapy. Am J Gastroenterology, 90(6):910-14, 1995.

Meshkinpour H, Eckerling G. Unexplained dysphagia: viscous swallow induced dysmotility. Dysphagia ll:l25-128 1996.

Meshkinpour H. Quality of life among patients treated for achalasia. Dig Dis & Sci 4l: 352-356 1996.

Kayaleh RA, Meshkinpour H, Avinashi A, Tamadon A. Effect of exercise on Mouth-to-cecum transit in trained athletes: a case against the role of runners’ abdominal bouncing. J Sports Med & Physical Fitness, 36:271-4 1996.

Meshkinpour H, Vaziri ND, Zhou XJ, Erickson R, Liao SY, Oveisi F, Bemanian S, Hollander D. Effects of experimental hemosiderosis on intestinal morphology, function and tissue iron content. Dig Dis & Sci, 4l (5):984-988, 1996

Meshkinpour H, Movahedi H, Welgan P. Clinical values of anorectal manometry index in neurogenic fecal incontinence. Dis Colon Rectum 40:457-461, 1997.

Meshkinpour H, Selod S, Movahedi H, Nami N, James N, Wilson A. Effects of Regular Exercise in Management of Chronic Idiopathic Constipation. Dig Dis & Sci 43:11, pp.23799-2383, November 1998.

Welgan P, Meshkinpour H, Ma L: The Role of Anger in Antral Motor Activity in Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Dig Dis & Sci, 45:2, pp. 248-251, February 2000.
Professional Societies
American College of Physicians, Fellow
American Gastroenterological Association, Member
American College of Gastroenterology, Fellow
American College of Gastroenterology, Governor, Southern CA
American Motility And Neurogastroenterology Society, Member
Other Experience
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