Anna Tavakkoli, M.D.

  • Dedman Family Scholar in Clinical Care
  • Internal Medicine - Digestive and Liver Diseases
  • Endobariatrics
  • Gastrointestinal Cancers


Anna Tavakkoli, M.D., M.Sc., is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases and Director of Bariatric Endoscopy at UT Southwestern Medical Center. She also holds a dual appointment in the Department of Population and Data Sciences at UT Southwestern.

Dr. Tavakkoli earned her medical degree at the University of Florida, followed by a residency in internal medicine at Columbia University Medical Center in New York. She then completed fellowships in both general gastroenterology and advanced therapeutic endoscopy at the University of Michigan. During her gastroenterology training at Michigan, she also earned a master’s degree in health care research.

Dr. Tavakkoli’s clinical interests include benign and malignant pancreaticobiliary diseases, endoscopic suturing, and endoscopic bariatric therapies. Her clinical expertise includes endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG), transoral outlet reduction (TORe) for weight regain after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery, and revisional endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty after sleeve gastrectomy.

Dr. Tavakkoli is also active in clinical research with a focus on disparities in gastrointestinal malignancies, quality improvement of ERCP, and outcomes after ESG and TORe.

She is a member of multiple professional organizations, including the American College of Gastroenterology and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, where she also serves as a committee member. In addition, she is an ad-hoc reviewer for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Gastroenterology, and VideoGIE.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - University of Florida College of Medicine (2007-2011)
  • Fellowship - University of Michigan Hospitals (2014-2017), Gastroenterology
  • Residency - Columbia University Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital (2011-2014), Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship - University of Michigan Hospitals (2017-2018), Advanced Endoscopy

Clinical Focus

  • Endobariatrics
  • Gastrointestinal Cancers

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