Dr. Esmaili is a Board-certified gastroenterologist with extensive experience both in clinical medicine and basic science research. He grew up in Maryland where he obtained his bachelor of science in microbiology at the University of Maryland, College Park. He, then, joined the Food and Drug Administration as a research scientist. By the age of 22, he had extensively published in his field of research including on the cover of the Journal of Virology. He went on to graduate from his home state, the University of Maryland School of Medicine with honors in 2003.
Dr. Esmaili finished a residency in Internal Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia in 2006. He went on to obtain further training in the management of liver disease by finishing a Transplant Hepatology fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
After finishing the Transplant Hepatology fellowship, he was recruited into the prestigious National Institute of Health-funded Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) to train in gastroenterology under the mentorship of then-president of American Gastroenterology Association Dr. Gail Hecht. He successfully finished his Gastroenterology fellowship in 2010.
He has been in practice in the field of Gastroenterology since 2010. During his career, he helped establish a gastroenterology service line in La Porte, Indiana for a rural hospital affiliated with the Indiana University School of Medicine. He served as a Volunteer assistant professor of medicine at IU school of medicine. Later, he moved to the underserved area of Tifton, Georgia where he established a gastroenterology service line in a rural hospital in Adel, Georgia.
Dr. Esmaili joined Peak Gastroenterology Associates in 2022 bringing over a decade-long experience in delivering excellent care to patients with digestive diseases in various regions of the country.