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UCLA gastroenterology and GI surgery has again earned a top spot in the
U.S. News and World Report's 2015-16 Best Hospitals Honor Roll.
We are now ranked No. 4 in the nation!
UCLA Health hospitals in Westwood and Santa Monica are ranked No. 3 in the nation. Learn More »

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Fecal microbial transplantation for patients with refractory Clostridium difficile infection available at UCLA. Learn More »
The Center for Obesity and METabolic Health (COMET) offers clinical care for the management of fatty liver disease, endoscopic treatment for obesity and bariatric surgery. Learn More » 
Listen to an NPR segment with Dr. Rabindra Watson as he discusses treating weight gain after bariatric surgery Link to NPR Segment »


Free Community Lectures

Topics include nutrition for gas and bloating, fatty liver disease, treating weight gain after bariatric surgery, what is the difference between diverticulitis and diverticulosis, esophagal cancer, acid reflux and more.

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3rd Annual GI Issues for the Primary Care Physician - November 7, 2015

This CME program is designed as a case-based approach to managing common GI disorders.

Click Here for Course Brochure and Full Agenda »

In the News

  • Dr. Emeran Mayer was featured in an NPR "On Point with Tom Ashbrook" on how gut bacteria influences emotions
  • Dr. Dimitrios Iliopoulos was quoted in a Forbes article on "Can Antibiotics Prevent Deaths From Stomach Cancer?"
  • Dr. Emeran Mayer spoke on "The Mysterious Origins of Gut Feelings" at the annual UCLA TEDx event
  • Dr. Dimitrios Iliopoulos was quoted in IBD and MedicalXpress on an article "Breakthrough Experimental Therapy for Colon Cancer and Chronic IBD"

    Click Here for Interviews and Videos »

    Newsletter Articles

  • Dr. Francisco Durazo discusses a condition known as hepatotoxicity - "Prescription Supplements and Pain Relivers Contribute to Liver Damage"
  • Drs. Eric Esrailian, Emeran Mayer and Kristen Tillisch discuss the new world of microbiota

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  • Meet Our Physicians

    Lin Chang, MD
    Lin Chang, MD
    Director, UCLA GI Fellowship Training Program
    Co-director, Gail and Gerald Oppenheimer Family Center for Neurobiology of Stress
    Director, Digestive Health and Nutrition Clinic

    Our Expert Team »

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