Education

Fellowship
Medicine/Gastroenterology, Georgetown University Medical Center, 1991
Residency
Internal Medicine, Jackson Memorial Hospital, 1989
Internship
Internal Medicine, Jackson Memorial Hospital, 1987
Degree
MD, University of Miami School of Medicine, 1986

Medical Board Certifications

Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, 1989

State License

G72435
  • About Me

    About Me

    Dr. Joseph Pisegna is Professor of Medicine at UCLA and Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. Dr. Pisegna is interested in the molecular pharmacology of hormones and receptors in the gastrointestinal tract, especially the diagnosis and management of islet cell tumors of the pancreas, including the Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome. These research and clinical interests derive from research in the biochemistry and physiology of neuroendocrine tumors. While a fellow at the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Pisegna first developed a clinical interest in the Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome (ZES), where he discovered and cloned the receptor for gastrin and named it the cholecystokinin B receptor. More recently, Dr. Pisegna has demonstrated that receptors for gastrin are present in the kidney and mediate food-induced regulation of salt excretion.

    Dr. Pisegna was recruited to the faculty at the University of California, Los Angeles and the Center for Ulcer Research and Education (CURE) in 1996. He is a recipient of the VA Career Development Award at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center. His addition to the faculty of the UCLA Center for Pancreatic Diseases provides unsurpassed expertise in the diagnosis and medical management of pancreatic endocrine tumors.

  • Locations

    UCLA Digestive Disease Center

    (primary location)
    Address
    200 UCLA Medical Plaza
    Suite 365-A
    Los Angeles, California 90095
    Phone
    310-825-1597
  • Education

    Medical Board Certifications

    Internal Medicine
    American Board of Internal Medicine, 1989

    Education

    Fellowship
    Medicine/Gastroenterology, Georgetown University Medical Center, 1991
    Residency
    Internal Medicine, Jackson Memorial Hospital, 1989
    Internship
    Internal Medicine, Jackson Memorial Hospital, 1987
    Degree
    MD, University of Miami School of Medicine, 1986