Dr. Narayani immigrated to the United States with his family shortly after his birth in Bombay, India. He grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, and attended Vanderbilt University in Nashville, where he completed undergraduate degrees in chemistry and computer science. He remained at Vanderbilt after his admission to the School of Medicine to earn his medical doctorate degree. He then began active duty military service in the U.S. Air Force, during which he completed his internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium in San Antonio, Texas. He served as an academic gastroenterologist at David Grant USAF Medical Center at Travis AFB, California, for four years before joining GIA in 2005.
His 10-year military career included an overseas deployment in 2003 as a critical care aeromedical physician during Operation Enduring Freedom, and was further highlighted by earning a Meritorious Service Medal in 2005.
Dr. Narayani is a fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology and a fellow of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
Aside from general gastroenterology, his professional interests include video capsule endoscopy of the small bowel and advanced endoscopic treatment of Barrett’s esophagus. He has participated in clinical research on both subjects. Since joining GIA, he also has championed the selection and implementation of the computerized health record system that is currently used in the practice. He has spoken at national meetings on the subject of electronic medical record integration and has published a review on this important subject.
Dr. Narayani and his wife, Parul, have two children, Nikita and Kaden. Personal interests include playing tennis and basketball, organizing and playing for GIA’s recreational softball team, snow skiing, traveling and computer programming.