Dr. Alireza Meighani, MD

Dr. Alireza Meighani, MD

Dr. Alireza Meighani, MD

Languages: English, Arabic, Persian (Farsi), Spanish
Phone: 301-877-4599
Fax: 301-235-3707

Contact this Provider:

  • Gastroenterology
Conditions I Treat
  • abdominal bloating
  • abdominal distention
  • abdominal pain
  • abnormal amylase blood test
  • abnormal bowel movement
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Procedures I Perform
  • bravo ph test
  • colon polypectomy
  • colonoscopy
  • esophagogastroduodenoscopy (egd)
  • feeding tube management
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About the Provider

Alireza Meighani, MD, always knew he wanted to help people. “I had asthma growing up and saw lots of doctors,” he said. “They helped me a lot with my condition and I knew I eventually wanted to help people the way they helped me.” And now as a gastroenterologist, he’s doing just that.
Dr. Meighani treats all types of gastrointestinal issues but is particularly passionate about helping people with autoimmune diseases and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). “I see a wide range of patients such as ones who are in pain from various GI disorders or patients who can’t swallow food because they have a narrowing in their esophagus. "When I can do things like dilate the esophagus so they can eat normally again or remove a pre-cancerous polyp during a screening colonoscopy, that changes patients’ lives, it motivates me."

Dr. Meighani graduated from medical school at Gulf Medical University outside Dubai and completed his residency in internal medicine at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit. He stayed at Henry Ford to complete his fellowship in gastroenterology, where he was selected as chief fellow. Now at MedStar Southern Maryland, he says, “I love the patient population here. I’m able to really put my skills to use and help people. It’s very fulfilling.”

Dr. Meighani’s Philosophy of Care:

Dr. Meighani believes that the journey leading up to the procedure is just as important as the procedure itself. “I am very intentional about how I relate to my patients from the very beginning,” he says. That’s why he takes the time to discuss their goals and desired outcomes in both a clear and compassionate manner. These conversations allow him to consider individuals’ unique needs and circumstances when developing their treatment plans. “I always want my patients to get the best care possible, just as I would want for myself.”

  • Fellowship Program: Henry Ford Hospital (2020)
  • Residency Program: Henry Ford Hospital (2017)
  • Medical School: Gulf Medical University (2012)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Peer Reviewed Journal Manuscripts: 

  1. Meighani A, Alimirah M, Ramesh M, Salgia R. Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Clostridioides Difficile Infection in Patients with Chronic Liver Disease. Int J Hepatol. 2020;2020:1874570. 
  2. Meighani A, Hart BR, Mittal C, Miller N, John A, Ramesh M. Predictors of fecal transplant failure. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016;28(7):826-30. 
  3. Meighani A, Hart BR, Bourgi K, Miller N, John A, Ramesh M. Outcomes of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Clostridium difficile Infection in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Dig Dis Sci. 2017;62(10):2870-2875. 
  4. Meighani A, Jafri SM, Raoufi M, Salgia R. Splenic Artery Embolization for Treatment of Refractory Ascites After Liver Transplantation. ACG Case Rep J. 2016;3(2):136-8. 
  5. Lenhart A, Meighani A, Hassan M, Gordon S. Hepatitis C Virus-Associated Aortitis Caused by Type I Cryoglobulins. ACG Case Rep J. 2017;4:e114. 
  6. Lenhart A, Hassan M, Meighani A, Sadiq O, Siddiqui Y. A Perplexing Case of Abdominal Pain That Led to the Diagnosis of Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome. Case Rep Gastrointest Med. 2017;2017:7636952. 
  7. Mittal C, Miller N, Meighani A, Hart BR, John A, Ramesh M. Fecal microbiota transplant for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection after peripheral autologous stem cell transplant for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Bone Marrow Transplant. 2015;50(7):1010.

Peer Reviewed Abstracts: 

  1. Meighani, A., Jarodiya, V., Siddiqui, M. A., Christensen, K., Kutait, A., Katukuri, V., Jafri, S. (2017). Non-Neutrocytic Bacterascites in an Outpatient Setting: Is Antibiotic Treatment Needed? Gastroenterology, 152(5), S1152. doi:10.1016/s0016-5085(17)33864-7 
  2. Alireza Meighani, Kassem Bourgi, Rebecca Bajoka, Muhammad Yaser Alsafadi, Indira Brar:Su1447 The Hepatitis C and HIV Co-Infected Patient: Time to Scale up HCV therapy at a local level. Gastroenterology 04/2016; 150(4):S1102. DOI:10.1016/S0016-5085(16)33724-6 
  3. Meighani, A., Ramesh, M., & Salgia, R. (2016). Successful Outcomes of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in Patients with Chronic Liver Disease. Hepatology , 64(S1), 811-1050. doi:10.1002/hep.28800 
  4. Meighani A, Hassan M, Lenhart A, and Gordon S. Aortitis in a patient with chronic hepatitis C virus infection Am J Gastroenterol 2016; 111:S870-S871.  
  5. Mona Hassan, Alireza Meighani, Bharat Rao, Rami Aboud, Robert Pompa: Sa1735 Early Versus Late Colonoscopy in Patients Presenting with Diverticular Bleeds: A Single Center Experience. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 83(5), AB280. doi:10.1016/j.gie.2016.03.430 
  6. Victor Aguin, Alireza Meighani, Salwa Hussain, Mazen El Atrache, Mohammad Elbatta, Aymen Bukannan, Syed-Mohammed Jafri, Mostafa Ibrahim. Elevated head of the bed, a novel position for performing colonoscopy: Does it improve the quality of the examination? Am J Gastroenterol 2016; 111:S141.  
  7. Lenhart A, Hassan M, Meighani A, Sadiq O, and Siddiqui Y. A perplexing case of abdominal pain that led to the diagnosis of zollinger-ellison syndrome Am J Gastroenterol 2016; 111:S1056.  
  8. Mittal Chetan, Hart Benjamin, John Ajin, Meighani Alireza, Miller Nichole, Ramesh Mayur: P-108 Fecal Transplant for Recurrent and/or Refractory Clostridium Difficile Infection in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases 12/2014; 20 Suppl 1:S72. DOI:10.1097/01.MIB.0000456861.03059.fa 
  9. Chetan Mittal, Ajin John, Benjamin R. Hart, Nichole Miller, Alireza Meighani, Mayur          Ramesh: Mo1840 Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Recurrent and/or Refractory Clostridium difficile Infection: A Large Retrospective Study of Failure Rates, Predictors of Failure and Outcomes. Gastroenterology 04/2015; 148(4):S-723-S-724. DOI:10.1016/S0016-5085(15)32469-0  
  10. Hassan, M., Siddiqui, M. A., Jones, D., Shaikh, A., Meighani, A., Shabbir, N., Schairer, J. (2017). A Rare Case of Esophageal Actinomycosis in an Immunocompetent Host. Gastroenterology, 152(5), S888. doi:10.1016/s0016-5085(17)33036-6 
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Practice Locations
Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Washington Hospital Center
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
  • MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center
  • Henry Ford Hospital resident research award 2016-2017
  • Chief fellow in gastroenterology 2019-2020