Farnaz Jahangiri,
M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

After receiving an undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Texas at Austin, she earned her medical degree at UT Southwestern Medical School. Her experience doing a rotation with UT Southwestern’s gynecological surgeons was transformative and led her to choose her specialty.

Dr. Jahangiri completed her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University in Chicago, where in her first year she won a hospital-wide award for her empathy toward patients. In her final year, she was selected Chief Resident. She practiced in Austin for three years before joining the UT Southwestern faculty in 2011.

While she delivers the full range of obstetrics and gynecologic care, Dr. Jahangiri also routinely performs minimally invasive surgery, including operations that don’t require an incision. She has received advanced training in robotic surgery.

Dr. Jahangiri is a Fellow of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She was included in D Magazine's Best Doctors list for 2018, 2020, 2021, and 2022.

Meet Dr. Jahangiri

Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialist in Dallas

For a teenage girl or young woman, the first visit to a gynecologist can be crucial for future health habits – a bad experience could discourage her from ever going back. Farnaz Jahangiri, M.D., tries to make it easier. She talks young women through that stressful first appointment, making sure they understand the process and putting them at ease. “I know how scary it can be,” she says.

Dr. Jahangiri brings that humane approach to patients of all ages. As a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist, she offers care across a woman’s lifespan, including surgery, prenatal care and deliveries, hormone therapy, and assessment and treatment for vaginal and vulvar conditions and post-menopausal disorders.

For patients who need surgery, she performs not only traditional open operations but also minimally invasive robotic surgery. That gentler and more precise option can be ideal for many women, such as those who have previously had multiple operations and those who might face a higher risk of complications, such as infection.

Whether caring for mothers, teens, or surgical patients, Dr. Jahangiri always emphasizes clear communication. She vividly recalls watching her non-English-speaking parents nod yes to a doctor whose words they didn’t comprehend. That taught her how important it is for patients to understand their doctors, whether or not they’re native English speakers.

“We use a lot of jargon,” she says, “and sometimes there is literally a language barrier. I’m sensitive to that because I’ve been there personally.”

Her career in medicine began when she was a little girl. Her family emigrated from Iran to Austin, Texas, when she was 10 years old, and because she spoke both English and Farsi, she soon found herself interpreting for relatives at their medical appointments.

It was a heavy responsibility and one at which she was adept, and she knew from then on that she wanted to become a doctor. “There was nothing else I ever wanted to do,” she says.

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Education & Training
  • Residency - Northwestern University, Dept of ObGyn (2003-2007), Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Medical School - UT Southwestern Medical School (1999-2003)
Honors & Awards
  • D Magazine Best Doctor, 2018, 2020-2022
  • DFW Child Mom-Approved Doctor 2020

Clinical Focus

  • Obstetrics
  • Gynecology
  • Well Women Exams

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Q&A by Dr. Jahangiri