Dr. Nirav Thosani earned his medical degree from N.H.L. Municipal Medical College in Ahmedabad, India. He completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in gastroenterology at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth in Houston, followed by an advanced fellowship in therapeutic endoscopy at Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, California.

Board-certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Dr. Thosani’s clinical interests include pancreatitis, pancreatic cysts, pancreatic cancer, gallstones, bile duct diseases, colon polyps, colon cancer, EUS (endoscopic ultrasound), ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography), colonoscopy, swallowing disorder, GERD, Barrett’s esophagus, endoscopic ablation therapy, and endoscopic anti-reflux therapy. He has pioneered an EUS-guided radiofrequency ablation procedure to treat pancreatic cancer and has been the recipient of an R01 grant from the National Institute of Health.

Dr. Thosani has published over 150 peer-reviewed manuscripts. Currently, he is Chair of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) Standards of Practice Committee and has been involved in drafting multiple guidelines in the field of gastrointestinal endoscopy. Dr. Thosani has been voted as Top Doctors in Houston by Houstonia Magazine as well as Top Doctors in Texas, by the Texas Monthly Magazine.

Dr. Thosani’s practice philosophy centers on providing personalized care tailored to each patient’s specific clinical problem. He takes time to explain the details of a procedure, allowing each patient to make an informed decision about care and to know what to expect. It is important to him for his patients to have both timely access to necessary procedures and multidisciplinary care that is well coordinated. He uses the latest technology to diagnose and treat certain types of gastrointestinal cancers and perform procedures endoscopically that were previously done surgically. He treats patients 18 years and older and speaks Gujarati and Hindi.

A resident of Houston, Dr. Thosani and his wife are the parents of two sons and a daughter. In his leisure time, he enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with his family.


Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Science
Smt. N.H.L. Municipal Medical College, Gujarat University, India
Master Degree
University of Houston – Clear Lake, Houston, Texas
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Texas
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Texas
Advanced Fellowship
Stanford University, California