Ara Kardashian, MD Health Sciences Clinical Instructor of Medicine Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Dr. Kardashian joined the faculty within the Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases at UCLA in 2017. He obtained his undergraduate degree in biomedical and electrical engineering from Duke University. After earning his medical degree from New York Medical College, he completed internship and residency in internal medicine at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He then went on to train in gastroenterology and hepatology at Scripps Clinic and Scripps Green Hospital in San Diego before joining UCLA.
His clinical interests include gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), peptic ulcer disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other functional gastrointestinal disorders, celiac disease, liver disease, pancreatic disease, colon cancer screening, colonoscopy and endoscopy.
Dr. Kardashian is board-certified in internal medicine. He is also a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Gastroenterological Association, and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.