Sam M. Nourani M.S., M.D.

As an interventional gastroenterologist, I’m sort of a bridge between a traditional gastroenterologist and a surgeon. We can perform procedures endoscopically, which limits the need for days of recovery.

Sam M. Nourani, M.S., M.D. has a thirst for knowledge. He has been involved in some form of higher education (learning, teaching, researching or mentoring) for the past 25 years. His focus in the practice is for all aspects of interventional procedures; cancer staging, cancer resection, control of complicated bleeding, and advanced pancreatic and biliary procedures.

He strives to be as minimally invasive as possible with his advanced procedures which in turn translates to faster recovery times while aiming to maintain maximum positive outcomes.

When asked what sets DHA apart, Dr. Nourani relays the vast expertise of the physician group, stating, “We can do everything and provide the entire gamut of GI care and procedures. We are the only group in the state of Nevada that can provide this level of care.” In addition to his advanced therapeutic approach to GI procedures, he has an even greater passion for nutrition. With motivated patients he enjoys uncovering the root cause of their ailments, teaching life tools to help identify these factors, and working to make the changes necessary to transition off medications. “I look forward to providing you the best care possible for you and your family!”

Education, Memberships and Affiliations

  • Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry University of California at Riverside
  • Master of Science in Physiology, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • Internship, Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, CA
  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, CA
  • Fellowship in Gastroenterology, Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, CA
  • Advanced Therapeutic Endoscopy Fellowship, Lenox Hill Hospital, NYC, NY
  • American Board of Internal Medicine – Internal Medicine certification, 2005
  • American Board of Internal Medicine – Gastroenterology certification, 2008
  • Member, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Member, American College of Gastroenterology
  • Member, American College of Physicians
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

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  • Gastroenterology

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  • Practicing medicine since 2002


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