Emily Whang, MD
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Emily Whang, MD

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
Westwood Pediatrics | 200 Medical Plaza, Suite 265, Los Angeles, CA 90095


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.




Medical Board Certifications

Pediatric Gastroenterology, American Board of Pediatrics, 2017
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, 2014


Pediatric Gastroenterology, UCLA School of Medicine, 2017


Pediatrics, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, 2014


Pediatrics, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, 2012


MD, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, 2011


Hospital Affiliations



  • Transplant Immunology


  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Centivo
  • Cigna
  • First Health
  • Health Net of California
  • Interplan (part of HealthSmart)
  • L.A. Care
  • MultiPlan
  • UFCM Health System
  • Prime Health Services
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • UnitedHealthcare

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