- Director, Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program
Dr. Hamandi received his medical degree from the University of Virginia. He completed his residency in pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University, and subsequently his fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition at Johns Hopkins University.
He joins UCLA after starting his career at UC San Francisco, where he ultimately served as the clinical director of their Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Program. Additionally, he has authored important academic papers and advanced numerous clinical trials in the field.
As the director of the Pediatric IBD Program at UCLA, Dr. Hamandi’s clinical focus is adolescents and young adults with inflammatory bowel disease. He participates in various research and quality improvement initiatives and is an active member of national and international organizations in this area of expertise. Other clinical interests include very early onset IBD and the LGBTQ population living with IBD. Dr. Hamandi is also dedicated to medical education, and mentors medical students, residents, and fellows. He is board certified in general pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology.