UCLA Vatche & Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases

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UCLA Gastroenterology and Hepatology

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.

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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 69-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.

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, 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 we continue to be a national and world leader in patient care, treatment, training, and research.

Digestive Diseases News

Dr. Jeffery Conklin

Jeffrey L. Conklin, MD, memoriam — 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