Dr. Stavrakis earned his undergraduate degree in molecular, cell and developmental biology at UCLA, graduating magna cum laude with departmental honors. He received his MD from the UC Irvine School of Medicine. During his medical school years, he was active in researching obesity, Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. He completed his internal medicine and gastroenterology training at the University of Arizona, where he was the recipient of many house-staff awards and was appointed chief fellow before returning to join the faculty at UCLA.
Dr. Stavrakis’ clinical interests include gastrointestinal endoscopy, reflux disease, peptic ulcer disease, celiac disease, motility disorders, functional bowel disorders, inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer screening. He is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology and American Gastroenterological Association and is board eligible in gastroenterology and board certified in internal medicine. Dr. Stavrakis speaks English and Greek.