Jennifer Kolb, MD, MS
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Jennifer Kolb, MD, MS

  • Interventional Gastroenterology|
  • Gastroenterology
UCLA Health Torrance Digestive Diseases | 2780 Skypark Drive, Suite 125, Torrance, CA 90505


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, advanced resection, luminal stenting, 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 endoscopy quality in Barrett's esophagus related to lesion identification and resection techniques to decrease the rates of missed cancers.

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, and co-leads the ASGE Golden Scope Competition. She serves on the Clinical Pathways for GI Cancers Development Team as part of the VA National Oncology Program. Dr. Kolb is an associate editor for Foregut, the journal of the American Foregut Society.




Medical Board Certifications

Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2020
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2017


Advanced Endoscopy, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, 2021
Gastroenterology & Hepatology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, 2020


Internal Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 2017


MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, 2014


UCLA Health Torrance Digestive Diseases

Affiliate Site: Digestive Diseases at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center



  • Barrett's esophagus
  • Esophageal cancer


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