Established in 1953, the Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases has been a world leader in the diagnosis, treatment, and research aimed at combating debilitating and deadly disorders affecting the gastrointestinal tract. 

Its outstanding clinical, research, and training programs engage in creative and innovative approaches to today's gastrointestinal (GI) disorders. Rooted in quality patient care with an academic mindset, our philosophy is strengthened by the technological advances and unsurpassed resources available to us as part of the broader UCLA Health System, including the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLARonald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center.

The division 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. Additionally, the GI fellowship program includes some of the brightest and most talented group of young physician-scientists in the country. You will find academic curiosity and a dedication to bringing health and healing to those in need to be their most outstanding qualities.

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.