Dr. Emily Whang is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at UCLA. After earning a B.S. in Biology from UC San Diego, Dr. Whang attended medical school in California at Loma Linday University. She remained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for her pediatric gastroenterology, then returned to UCLA for a gastroenterology fellowship. Dr. Whang is board-certified in pediatric gastroenterology and general pediatrics.
Dr. Whang is actively involved in cholesterol metabolism research in the Tontonoz Lab. She has been funded by the Children's Discovery Institute and received the Junior Faculty Career Development Award. Through her ongoing work, she is studying changes in cholesterol metabolism following bariatric surgery.