Ara A. Kardashian, MD

Ara A. Kardashian, MD

Primary Location
Encino Specialty Care
15503 Ventura Boulevard
Suite 240
Encino, California 91436


Dr. Kardashian joined the faculty the Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases at UCLA in 2017. He earned his undergraduate degree in biomedical and electrical engineering from Duke University. After earning his medical degree from New York Medical College, he completed internship and residency in internal medicine at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He then went on to train in gastroenterology and hepatology at Scripps Clinic and Scripps Green Hospital in San Diego before joining UCLA.

His clinical interests include gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), peptic ulcer disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other functional gastrointestinal disorders, celiac disease, liver disease, pancreatic disease, colon cancer screening, colonoscopy and endoscopy.

Dr. Kardashian is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology.


Patient Stories

From a Stage III colon cancer diagnosis to a cure, in a year


Medical Board Certifications

Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2017
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2014


Scripps Clinic & Research, 2017


LAC + USC Medical Center, 2014


LAC + USC Medical Center, 2012


New York Medical College, MD, 2011

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center


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