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Clinical Faculty


Chiefs

Gary Gitnick, MD
Co-chief, Division of Digestive Diseases
Fran and Ray Stark Foundation Chair

Clinical Interests

General Gastroenterology, Hepatology

Contact

(310) 825-7501
 
Eric Esrailian, MD, MPH
Co-chief, Division of Digestive Diseases
Lincy Foundation Chair in Clinical Gastroenterology

Clinical Interests

General Gastroenterology, Barrett's Esophagus, Bleeding Ulcer, Celiac Disease, Colon Cancer Screening , Enteroscopy, Foreign Body Removal, Functional Bowel Disease, General Gastroenterology, Hemorrhoid External, Hemorrhoid Internal, Hemostasis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Malabsorption, Polypectomy, Reflux, Ulcer Disease

Contact

(310) 208-5400
 

Faculty Members

Michael Albertson, MD

Clinical Interests

General Gastroenterology, Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and Biliary Tract Intervention, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Hepatology

Dr. Albertson is located at UCLA Health-Porter Ranch (19950 Rinaldi Street, Suite 300, Porter Ranch, CA 91326) and UCLA Health-Thousand Oaks (100 Moody Court, Suite 200, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360)

Contact

(818) 271-2400 - Porter Ranch
(805) 418-3500 - Thousand Oaks
 
Peter Anton, MD
Director, Mucosal Immunology Program
Director, Center for HIV Prevention
Director, Mentoring Program for Jr Faculty

Clinical Interests

AIDS, HIV, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Contact

(310) 825-1597
 
Simon Beaven, MD, PhD
Director, Metabolic Syndrome Program

Clinical Interests

General Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Fatty Liver, Metabolic Syndrome and Liver Fibrosis

Contact

(310) 794-7788
 
Lin Chang, MD
Director, UCLA GI Fellowship Training Program
Co-director, Gail and Gerald Oppenheimer Family Center for Neuobiology of Stress
Director, Digestive Health and Nutrition Clinic

Clinical Interests

Anorectal Manometry, Functional Bowel Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Chronic Constipation, Fectal Incontinence

Contact

(310) 206-6279
 
Daniel D. Cho, MD

Clinical Interests

General Gastroenterology

Contact

(310) 582-6240
 
Jennifer Choi, MD
Associate Director: Clinical Care, UCLA Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Clinical Interests

Colitis, Crohn’s Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Malabsorption, Microscopic Colitis, Ulcerative Colitis, Clinical Trials, Colon Cancer Screening, Enteroscopy, Mucosal Biopsy and Polypectomy

Contact

855-IBD-UCLA (855-423-8252)
ibdcenter@mednet.ucla.edu
 
Daniel Cole, MD, MPH

Clinical Interests

General Gastroenterology, Biliary, Bleeding Ulcer, Colon Cancer Screening , Esophageal Dilation, Foreign Body Removal, Functional Bowel Disease, Gallstone, Hemostasis, Hepatology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Mucosal Biopsy, Pancreas, Polypectomy, Reflux, Ulcer Disease

Contact

(310) 582-6240
 
Jeffrey L. Conklin, MD
Medical Director, UCLA Center for Esophageal Disorders
Director, Gastrointestinal Motor Function Laboratory

Clinical Interests

Anorectal Biofeedback, Anorectal Manometry, Barrett's Esophagus, Esophageal Dilation, Esophageal Motility, Gastroduodenal Manometry

Contact

(310) 208-5400
 
Lynn S. Connolly, MD, MSCR

Clinical Interests

General Gastroenterology, Anorectal Biofeedback, Anorectal Manometry, Barrett's Esophagus, Bleeding Ulcer, Celiac Disease, Chronic Constipation, Colon Cancer Screening, Esophageal Dilation, Esophageal Motility, Fecal Incontinence, Foreign Body Removal, Functional Bowel Disease, Hemorrhoids, Hemostasis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Malabsorption, Mucosal Biopsy, Polypectomy, Reflux, Ulcer Disease

Contact

(310) 582-6240
 
Francisco Durazo, MD

Clinical Interests

Biliary, Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography, Hepatology, Liver Biopsy, Pancreatobiliary

Contact

(310) 794-5970
 
Mohamed El Kabany, MD

Clinical Interests

Hepatology, Liver Biopsy

Contact

(310) 794-7788
 
Mary Farid, DO

Clinical Interests

General Gastroenterology, Bleeding Ulcer, Celiac Disease, Colon Cancer Screening, Esophageal Disorders, Foreign Body Removal, Functional Bowel Disease eg. Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gallstones, Hemorrhoids, Hemostasis, Hepatology, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Polypectomy and Ulcer Disease

Contact

(310) 582-6240
 
Terri Getzug, MD

Clinical Interests

General Gastroenterology, Celiac Disease, Esophageal Motility, Hepatology, IBD, Malabsorption, Reflux, Ulcer Disease, Colon Cancer Screening , Enteroscopy, Familial Mediterranean Fever, Functional Bowel Disease, Mucosal Biopsy, Polypectomy

Contact

(310) 206-4205
 
Kevin Ghassemi, MD
Director, Clinical Programs for the Center for Esophageal Disorders

Clinical Interests

General Gastroenterology, Barrett's Esophagus, Bleeding Ulcer, Celiac Disease, Colon Cancer Screening , Esophageal Dilation, Esophageal Motility, Foreign Body Removal, Functional Bowel Disease, Hemorrhoid Internal, Hemostasis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Malabsorption, Mucosal Biopsy, Polypectomy, Reflux, Ulcer Disease

Contact

(310) 208-5400
 
Christina Ha, MD

Clinical Interests

Celiac Disease, Crohn's disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Colon Cancer Screening, Endoscopy

Contact

(310) 825-1597
 
Steven Han, MD
Director, Hepatology Clinical Research Center Assistant Director, UCLA Asian Liver Center

Clinical Interests

Clinical Trials, Hepatology, Liver Biopsy

Contact

(310) 794-5970 Transplant Services
(310) 206-1655 Asian Liver Program
 
Wendy Ho, MD, MPH

Clinical Interests

General Gastroenterology, Barrett's Esophagus, Celiac Disease, Colon Cancer Screening , Endoscopy, Enteroscopy, Esophageal Motility, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Malabsorption, Mucosal Biopsy, Reflux, Ulcer Disease

Contact

(310) 206-6279
 
Daniel Hollander, MD

Clinical Interests

Colitis, Crohn's Disease, Malabsorption, Ulcerative Colitis

Contact

(310) 825-1597
(310) 206-6014
 
Daniel Hommes, MD, PhD
Director: Clinical Care & Clinical Research, UCLA Center for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Director, Quality Initiative Program

Clinical Interests

Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis

Contact

855-IBD-UCLA (855-423-8252)
ibdcenter@mednet.ucla.edu
 
Dennis Jensen, MD
Director, Hemostasis Program

Clinical Interests

Colon Cancer Screening , Enteroscopy, Hemorrhoid Internal, Hemostasis, Polypectomy, Reflux

Contact

(310) 825-1597
 
Rome Jutabha, MD

Clinical Interests

General Gastroenterology, Barrett's Esophagus, Bleeding Ulcer, Capsule Endoscopy, Celiac Disease, Clinical Trials, Colon Cancer Screening , Enteroscopy, Esophageal Dilation, Foreign Body Removal, Hemorrhoid External, Hemorrhoid Internal, Hemostasis, Laser, Malabsorption, Mucosal Biopsy, Pancreatobiliary Disease, Reflux, Ulcer Disease

Contact

(310) 206-6279
 
Thomas Kovacs, MD
Director, Esophageal Physiology Program for the Center for Esophageal Disorders

Clinical Interests

General Gastroenterology, Colon Cancer Screening , Hemostasis, Reflux, Ulcer Disease

Contact

(310) 206-6279
 
Jeffrey R. Lewis, MD

Clinical Interests

General Gastroenterology, Colon Cancer Screening, Upper Endoscopy (EGD), Capsule Endoscopy, Obscure Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Pancreatico-biliary Disease, Functional Bowel Disease - Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Hepatology

Contact

(310) 208-5400
 
Emeran Mayer, MD, PhD
Director, UCLA Gail and Gerald Oppenheimer Family Center for Neurobiology of Stress
Co-Director, CURE: Digestive Diseases Research Center

Clinical Interests

Visceral Pain, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Cyclical Vomiting Syndrome, Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

Contact

(310) 206-6279
 
V. Raman Muthusamy, MD
Director, Interventional Endoscopy

Clinical Interests

Barrett's Esophagus, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Biliary Disorder, Bleeding Ulcer, Cholangiopancreatography, Colon Cancer Screening , Endoscopic Ablation, Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), Endoscopy, Enteroscopy, Esophageal Dilation, Foreign Body Removal, Hemostasis, Hepatobiliary, Interventional Endoscopy, Laser, Mediastinal Endoscopic Ultrasound, Mucosal Biopsy, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Cysts, Pancreatic Disease, Pancreatitis, Pancreatobiliary Disease, Polypectomy, Reflux, Ulcer Disease

Contact

(310) 267-3636 Referral Line
(310) 206-0007 Fax
 
Mark Ovsiowitz, MD

Clinical Interests

Anorectal Biofeedback, Anorectal Manometry, Barrett's Esophagus, Bleeding Ulcer, Celiac Disease, Colon Cancer Screening , Enteroscopy, Esophageal Dilation, Esophageal Motility, Foreign Body Removal, Functional Bowel Disease, General Gastroenterology, Hemostasis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Malabsorption, Mucosal Biopsy, Pancreatobiliary Disease, Polypectomy, Reflux, Ulcer Disease

Contact

(310) 582-6240
 
Vikas Pabby, MD, MPH

Clinical Interests

General Gastroenterology, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Barrett's Esophagus, Celiac Disease, Colon Cancer Screening , Endoscopy, Fatty Liver, Foreign Body Removal, Functional Bowel Disease, GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease), Hepatology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Pancreatic Disease, Pancreatitis, Ulcer Disease

Dr. Pabby is located at UCLA Health-Porter Ranch (19950 Rinaldi St #300, Porter Ranch, CA 91326)

Contact

(818) 271-2400
 
Bennett Roth, MD
Director, Educational Programs and Medical Procedure Units

Clinical Interests

General Gastroenterology, Barrett's Esophagus, Biliary, Bleeding Ulcer, Celiac Disease, Colon Cancer Screening , Enteroscopy, Esophageal Dilation, Esophageal Motility, Foreign Body Removal, Functional Bowel Disease, Gallstone, Gastroduodenal Manometry, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Malabsorption, Mucosal Biopsy, Pancreas, Pancreatobiliary Disease, Polypectomy, Reflux, Ulcer Disease

Contact

(310) 825-1597
 
Bruce Runyon, MD
Director, Hepatology Program, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica

Clinical Interests

General Hepatology, Ascites, Abnormal Liver Tests, Diagnostic Dilemmas in Liver Disease, Cirrhosis, Portal Hypertension, Hepatic Encephalopathy, Hepatitis, Drug-induced Liver Injury, Herbal-induced Liver Injury, Fatty Liver, Enlarged Liver, Focal Liver Lesions, “Liver Spots”

Contact

(310) 582-6240
 
Sammy Saab, MD, MPH

Clinical Interests

Hepatology, Liver Biopsy

Contact

(310) 206-6705
 
Alireza Sedarat, MD
Interventional Endoscopy

Clinical Interests

Barrett's Esophagus, Biliary Disorder, Bleeding Ulcer, Cholangiopancreatography, Endoscopic Ablation, Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), Endoscopic Ultrasound, Endoscopy, Enteroscopy, Esophageal Dilation, Foreign Body Removal, Gallstone, Hemostasis, Hepatobiliary, Interventional Endoscopy, Laser, Mediastinal Endoscopic Ultrasound, Mucosal Biopsy, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Cysts, Pancreatic Disease, Pancreatitis, Pancreatobiliary Disease, Polypectomy, Reflux, Ulcer Disease

Contact

(310) 267-3636 Referral Line
(310) 206-0007 Fax
 
Rimma Shaposhnikov, MD

Clinical Interests

General Gastroenterology, Barrett's Esophagus, Bleeding Ulcer, Capsule Endoscopy, Celiac Disease, Colon Cancer Screening , Endoscopy, Enteroscopy, Esophageal Dilation, Fatty Liver, Foreign Body Removal, Functional Bowel Disease, GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease), Hemostasis, Hepatology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Shaposhnikov is located at UCLA Health-Thousand Oaks (100 Moody Court, Suite 200, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360) and UCLA Health-Westlake Village (1250 La Venta Drive, Suite 207, Westlake Village, CA 91361).

Contact

(805) 418-3500 - Thousand Oaks
(805) 494-6920 - Westlake Village
 
Kirsten Tillisch, MD

Clinical Interests

General Gastroenterology, Anorectal Biofeedback, Anorectal Manometry, Colon Cancer Screening, Enteroscopy, Functional Bowel Disease, IBD

Contact

(310) 206-6279
 
Myron Tong, MD
Director, Hepatology Program, UCLA Medical Center Westwood

Clinical Interests

Hepatobiliary, Liver Transplant

Contact

(310) 825-1597, Gastroenterology Clinic
(310) 206-1655, Asian Liver Center
 
Rabindra Watson, MD
Interventional Endoscopy

Clinical Interests

Barrett's Esophagus, Biliary Disorder, Bleeding Ulcer, Cholangiopancreatography, Endoscopic Ablation, Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), Endoscopic Ultrasound, Endoscopy, Enteroscopy, Esophageal Dilation, Foreign Body Removal, Gallstone, Hemostasis, Hepatobiliary, Interventional Endoscopy, Laser, Mediastinal Endoscopic Ultrasound, Mucosal Biopsy, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Cysts, Pancreatic Disease, Pancreatitis, Pancreatobiliary Disease, Polypectomy, Reflux, Ulcer Disease

Contact

(310) 267-3636 Referral Line
(310) 206-0007 Fax
 

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