About Me

Ashkan Farhadi, MD, is a highly regarded and experienced Board Certified gastroenterologist. He has a Master’s degree in Clinical Research and is a senior member of the American College of Gastroenterology. He has extensive experience as a researcher and professor at several major universities. Before joining MemorialCare, he was a clinical faculty at Rush University in Chicago, where he focused his clinical and research interests on common gastrointestinal problems, namely Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). He currently serves as the Director of Digestive Disease Center at MemorialCare Medical Group and volunteer faculty at the University of California, Irvine, where he teaches in the Gastroenterology Fellowship program. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center (OCMMC).

Dr. Farhadi has written, either solo or as part of a team, over 100 papers, articles and abstracts for various medical publications and journals. Additionally, he is the author of several books on Dynamic Diet, Positive Psychology and IBS that have been widely accepted and translated into five different languages. Dr. Farhadi holds six U.S. patents with six more pending, all for items designed to improve care.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Farhadi enjoys hiking, photography and spending time with his wife and children.

As a specialist, Dr. Farhadi may not be selected as a primary care physician. Accepts patients age 18 and over.


English, Persian

Provider Specialty




Medical Education

Shiraz University of Medical Sciences


Shiraz University of Medical Sciences


Shiraz University of Medical Sciences


Rush University Medical Center

Locations & Affiliations


MemorialCare Medical Group - Orange Coast Medical Center (Health and Wellness Pavilion)

18035 Brookhurst Street

Suite 2100

Fountain Valley, CA

Office: (877) 696-3622


Trial Number: 393-23

Conducted at: MemorialCare Medical Group - Orange Coast Medical Center (Health and Wellness Pavilion)

Participant Age Range: 18 years and older

Participant Gender: Any

Enrolling Participants: Yes

Insurances Accepted

Accepts most major HMO, PPO, EPO and POS health plans
UnitedHealthcare SignatureValue Harmony HMO
Aetna (HMO)
Anthem Blue Cross (HMO)
Blue Shield (HMO)
Cigna (HMO)
Health Net (HMO)
UnitedHealthcare WEST (HMO)
Aetna (Senior)
Anthem Blue Cross (Senior)
Blue Shield 65 Plus (Senior)
Health Net (Senior)
Humana (Senior)
SCAN (Senior)
UnitedHealthcare AARP Medicare Complete (Senior)
Traditional Medicare
Vivity (offered by Anthem Blue Cross)