Chief, Transplant Hepatology
Medical Director, Dumont UCLA Liver Transplant Center
Health Sciences Clinical Professor of Medicine and Surgery
Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Dr. Durazo earned his medical degree from the State of Mexico University, Mexico City. After a research fellowship, he completed his residency in internal medicine as chief resident at Los Angeles County – USC. Following his fellowship training in gastroenterology and liver diseases, and pancreato-biliary endoscopy training in Germany and France, Dr. Durazo was appointed a clinical assistant professor, gastroenterology and transplant hepatology at USC. Dr. Durazo was recruited to the Dumont-UCLA Liver Transplant Center in 2001 where he has been the medical director since 2007. In 2015, Dr. Durazo was named the chief of transplant hepatology in the Department of Surgery Liver and Pancreas Transplant Division.
His clinical research interests focus on the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma, drug induced liver injury, including herbals and dietary supplements, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. An active presenter at national and international meetings, Dr. Durazo is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, a fellow of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases and past president of the Southern California Society of Gastroenterology. Dr. Durazo is board-certified in internal medicine, gastroenterology and liver diseases, and transplant hepatology.