Paul I. Sheykhzadeh, D.O., F.C.A.G grew up in the San Francisco Bay area, and he was drawn to medicine because he liked the intellectual challenge of figuring out someone’s life problems and then helping them navigate how to deal with those problems. He completed a B.A. in Physiology at UC Berkley, followed by a Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. He fulfilled his internship and residency at the Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, followed by a fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of California Davis Medical Center in Sacramento.
He says that he chose the field of gastroenterology because of the balance it provides between office-based and hospital-based patient care, as well the opportunity to perform diagnostic procedures that could ultimately lead to a life-changing treatment plan for the patient. His ultimate goal in gastroenterology is to provide excellent quality and compassionate care to his patients.