Dr. Ashkan Farhadi



Dr. Ashkan Farhadi has been a physician, researcher and teacher in academic settings for the last two decades and he is currently a volunteer Associate Professor at the University of California, Irvine. He has been involved in multiple research projects and has authored and co-authored several scientific papers, books and book chapters.

He is a highly regarded and experienced, Board Certified gastroenterologist. He has a Master's degree in Clinical Research and is a senior member of the American College of Gastroenterology. He has extensive experience as a researcher and professor at several major universities. Previously, he was a clinical faculty at Rush University in Chicago, where he focused his clinical and research interests on common gastrointestinal problems, namely Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).

He currently serves as the Director of Digestive Disease Center at MemorialCare Medical Group and volunteer faculty at the University of California, Irvine, where he teaches in the Gastroenterology Fellowship program. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center (OCMMC).

Dr. Farhadi has written, either solo or as part of a team, over 100 papers, articles and abstracts for various medical publications and journals. Additionally, he is the author of several books on Dynamic Diet, IBS and Positive Psychology that have been widely accepted and translated into five different languages. One of His popular books is I Have IBS, Now What? which was originally published in 2008 and is now widely available as the sixth edition of the book and has helped thousands of patient with this common condition.  Dr. Farhadi holds six U.S. patents with six more pending, all designed to improve patients’ care.

During the last few years, he has been focusing his quest and research on a subject that is very personal and important to him: success and happiness. Through years of work on this matter, he has gathered a wide range of detail and information, and has organized this content into a very concise and practical format that is The Evolution of Happiness.

Dr. Ashkan Farhadi

Dr. Ashkan Farhadi

"Some have devoted their entire lives to finding the secret to happiness. I too, have searched for the secret to happiness, and the more I’ve searched, the less I’ve found. In fact, my goal in this book has been to shift the paradigm from happiness as a secret to happiness as a science."