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GI Clinical Trails Available for IBS and Weight Loss After Bariatric Surgery ! Learn More »


Listen to an NPR segment with Dr. Kirsten Tillisch as she discusses how diet sodas may alter gut microbes in a way that increases the risk of metabolic diseases such as Type 2 diabetes. Link to NPR Segment »



Treating Weight Gain After Bariatric Surgery

Weight gain after bariatric surgery is a common problem that occurs several years after the operation. Learn more about endoscopic suturing to jump start weight loss and Dr. Rabindra Watson, who serves as the bariatric endoscopist at the UCLA Center for Obesity and Metabolic Health. Learn More »


UCLA GI Week - March 12-15, 2015 - Register Today!

We are proud to offer two major education programs back to back - what we refer to as UCLA GI Week. On March 12th the CURE Annual Research Meeting and Poster Session will be held on the campus of UCLA and on March 13-15 we will host our 3rd Annual UCLA-Mellinkoff Gastroenterology and Hepatology Symposium at the Beverly Hilton. Learn More »




Beyond the Scope - Fall 2014

Beyond the Scope is our way of communicating with our colleagues the groundbreaking work taking place at the UCLA Division of Digestive Diseases. This issue highlights our IBD research, CURE's 40th anniversary, UCLA GI Week and our addition of eight new faculty.  Learn More »  

Meet Our Physicians

Simon Beaven, MD, PhD
Simon Beaven, MD, PhD
Director, Metabolic Syndrome Program
Assistant Professor of Medicine

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