Baharak Moshiree received her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida in 1997 and was accepted into the Junior Honors Program in 1996. Her medical degree is from the University of Florida where she graduated top 30% in her medical school class. She then completed training in internal medicine at the Medical College of Virginia in 2003. She successfully completed subspecialty training in Gastroenterology at the University of Florida in 2006 with an advanced training in Motility Disorders. She joined the College of Medicine at the University of Florida as Assistant Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition in September, 2007. She is currently the Director of Motility at the University of Florida and Co-Director of the Pelvic Floor Program which was initiated at the University of Florida in collaboration with the Colo-Rectal Surgery Division.
Dr. Moshiree’s research focuses on management of functional bowel disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, pelvic floor disorders and other motility disturbances such as gastroparesis and pseudo-obstruction. She has recently completed her Master of Science degree with a concentration in Clinical Investigation while appointed as Assistant Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
She has received grant funding from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute for her current study: “Comparison of two macrolides, erythromycin and azithromycin for symptomatic treatment of gastroparesis”. She was given the Excellence in Research Award from the College of Medicine in June, 2009 presented to Junior Faculty. She has presented her research in national meetings such as the American College of Gastroenterology and Digestive Diseases Week as well as locally at the Florida Gastroenterology Society Meetings.
Dr. Moshiree also excels as a clinician and has one of the busiest gastroenterology clinics at the Medical Plaza Clinics. In addition, as director of the motility laboratory at the University of Florida, she provides comprehensive motility testing for patients with chronic abdominal pain, gastroparesis, gastrointestinal reflux disease, chronic constipation, fecal incontinence and dysphagia to name a few. The Shands Motility laboratory is one of the few tertiary care referral centers in the southeastern United States with expertise in the interpretation and treatment of patients with functional bowel diseases.
Finally, Dr. Moshiree also shines as a teacher. She has taught the Gastrointestinal Motility Physiology course for the medical school class. She also teaches medical residents and fellows while on the inpatient wards and in clinics and received the Outstanding Gastroenterology Faculty Award from the fellows this year.
When asked about her experience in the JHMP she comments “The JHMP helped shape my academic career and my interest in becoming a physician scientist. We were exposed during that year to some of the best faculty and mentors in the College of Medicine, those who were excellent role models for any young investigator or clinician educator. I am very lucky to have been accepted and truly grateful for the opportunity.”