UCLA Vatche & Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases

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UCLA Gastroenterology

The UCLA Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases is a world leader in the diagnosis, treatment, and research aimed at combating debilitating and deadly disorders affecting the gastrointestinal tract.

Our physicians, scientists, and fellows come from some of the most prestigious research institutions in the world. They are attracted to UCLA because of its reputation as a leading research center in the field of digestive disorders, and thus the division is further strengthened by having them on its team of professionals.

Find Your Care

To find out more about our gastroenterology services, call 310-855-7002.

Meet Our Expert Team

The Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases is home to nearly 94 faculty physicians and scientists, each with a specific area of expertise in basic science and/or clinical research and treatment.

Our Locations

We have clinic locations in Beverly Hills, Century City, Downtown LA, Encino, North Hollywood, Porter Ranch, Santa Clarita, Santa Monica, Simi Valley, Thousankd Oaks, Torrance, West Hills and Westwood.

Make a Gift

Thanks in part to the generosity of many individuals, the UCLA Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases continues to be a national and world leader in patient care, treatment, training, and research.

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For Patients and Visitors

In addition to being at the forefront of research and training, the physicians of the UCLA Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases offer the highest-quality patient care. They see patients at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Westwood, UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center, and at the UCLA Medical Plaza outpatient clinics.

Fellowship Program

The UCLA Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases is recognized worldwide for the unparalleled diagnosis, treatment, and research aimed at combating debilitating and deadly disorders affecting the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The UCLA Fellowship Program in digestive diseases produces experts in every facet of clinical gastroenterology, hepatology, and related research.

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Research

Research has been a mainstay of our division since it was established in 1953, and over the course of our 65-year history we have grown to become a world leader in contributing new digestive diseases-related knowledge through scientific studies. Our faculty publish extensively and play prominent roles in national meetings, advancing the state of the science and ushering in cutting-edge treatments that improve and save lives.

UCLA Digestive Diseases Nutrition

Food is about more than just fueling the body. Eating is also about enjoyment of good meals and the social pleasures of the table. When a digestive disorder is diagnosed and nutrition counseling recommended, fears of limited food options and restrictive dietary measures might arise.

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Gastroenterology News

Dr. Jeffery Conklin

Dr. Jeffrey L. ConklinIn memoriam— Jeffrey L. Conklin, MD — February 20, 1950 - August 8, 2022

Elaine Hsiao, PhD

Elaine Hsiao, PhD, featured in A World of Women in STEM

Sonya Dasharathy

Sonia S. Dasharathy, MD, posts on IBD Partners blog

A portrait of Dr. Folasade May

Folasade P. May, MD, PhD, MPhil, quoted in EveryDay Health on health disparities

Schedule an Appointment

Whether you or a member of your family needs a routine checkup or requires highly specialized medical care, our team will help you find a great gastroenterologist/hepatologist.

Division of Digestive Diseases at UCLA Health

Our Department faculty and research programs are internationally recognized.

Get in Touch

To find out more about our gastroenterology services, call 310-855-7002.