Jennifer Kolb, MD, MS
In-Patient Care Only - Clinic Visits Not Available at UCLA
Dr. Kolb received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her medical degree from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai where she graduated with distinction in research and was a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. She also completed her internal medicine residency at Mount Sinai. She completed her gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship at the University of Colorado where she was on the NIH T32 research training grant and earned a master’s degree in clinical science. She completed an advanced endoscopy fellowship at UC Irvine prior to joining UCLA. Dr. Kolb is currently an assistant professor of medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and a staff gastroenterologist at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center.
Her clinical work encompasses a broad set of interventional endoscopy procedures including EUS, ERCP, luminal stenting, advanced resection, endobariatrics and third space endoscopy. She has a particular interest in interventions for foregut disease including esophageal motility disorders, Barrett’s esophagus, GERD and obesity.
Dr. Kolb’s main research interest is Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal cancer. Her work focuses on strategies for early detection through novel testing modalities and refining screening algorithms. She is also interested in improving quality of endoscopy related to lesion identification and resection techniques to decrease the rates of missed cancers. She was awarded the AGA Academy of Educators Grant to develop an experiential learning platform focused on high-quality care for patients with Barrett’s esophagus.
Dr. Kolb is actively involved in professional organizations at a national level and currently serves on the ACG Clinical Practice Parameters Committee, ASGE eLearning Committee, co-leads the ASGE Golden Scope Competition and is the associate course co-director for the ASGE Board Review Course. She serves on the Clinical Pathways for GI Cancers Development Team as part of the VA National Oncology Program. Dr. Kolb is the GI associate editor for Foregut, the official journal of the American Foregut Society, and is an associate editor for the American College of Gastroenterology’s journal Evidence-Based GI.