Parag H. Chokshi is a distinguished physician based in Sun City, Arizona. With sixteen years of experience, Dr. Chokshi is a leading Gastroenterologist specializing in colonoscopies, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), and upper GI endoscopy (EGD). Board-Certified in Gastroenterology, he currently practices with Arizona Digestive Health and is also affiliated with the Banner Boswell Medical Center and the Banner Del E Webb Medical Center.
For Dr. Chokshi, his decision to pursue a career in medicine was a natural one. With an interest in science cultivated in his youth, he felt drawn to the field from a young age. Looking back, he recalls his decision to become a doctor while studying chemistry as an undergraduate at Cornell:
I wanted to do something to make a difference and I can’t imagine how I could have done anything else. I wanted to do research at first and so I majored in chemistry as an undergrad thinking I could work in a lab. I then became interested in medicine because it was a direct way of helping people.
After finishing his Bachelor of Science, Chokshi went on to earn his medical degree from New York University followed by an internship and residency at Albert Einstein Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx. He continued his training with a fellowship at the MD Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas in Houston.
Dr. Chokshi began his career with the Clinic for Digestive Diseases where he practiced for twelve years before joining Arizona Digestive Health, a practice group comprised of many of the most respected names in gastroenterology in the greater Phoenix area. ADH offers patients a comprehensive array of services in gastroenterology ranging from colonoscopy to liver biopsy. Dr. Chokshi has a particular interest in treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Liver Diseases including Hepatitis C, GERD, and Colon Cancer Prevention.
As a leader in his specialty, Dr. Chokshi keeps his finger on the pulse of prevailing trends in gastroenterology. With the rapid advancements he has seen over the course of his career, Dr. Chokshi is excited by the many innovative, effective treatments he is now able to implement in his practice. He noted:
From a strictly medical standpoint, I think this is an amazing time to be in medicine. There are so many new things that are being developed. From treatments for Hepatitis C to treatments for IBS, we are seeing some amazing advances happening in just the last few years. When I was a fellow, treatment for Hepatitis C had a dismal ten to fifteen percent cure rate and now we’re up to a ninety-nine percent cure rate.
After over a decade-and-a-half dedicated to medicine, Dr. Chokshi shows no signs of slowing down. Committed to providing cost-efficient high-level care to his many patients, he remains as compassionate and ambitious as he was at the onset of his career.
Detailed Career Information
Education, Training & Certification
Board Certified in Gastroenterology
Fellowship, MD Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas, Houston, TX
Internship and Residency, Albert Einstein Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
New York University (M.D.)
Cornell University (B.S., Chemistry)
Professional Associations & Memberships
American College of Gastroenterology; American Gastroenterology Association