Joanna Yeh, MD

Joanna Yeh, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology


Dr. Joanna Yeh is a pediatric gastroenterologist who practices in both Westwood and Santa Monica. Her clinical interests include general gastroenterology, nutrition, fatty liver disease/non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and obesity. She is board certified in both pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology and speaks limited Spanish and Mandarin.

Dr. Yeh is involved with the multidisciplinary enteral nutrition clinic (patients receive nutrition via GT, JT, GJ, NG tubes) and TPN clinic (total parental nutrition – patients receive nutrition intravenously). She is also involved in the care of IBD (inflammatory bowel disease) patients at UCLA and coordinates care both for home infusions and outpatient infusions for patients receiving biologic therapies for IBD. Dr. Yeh is part of the CF (cystic fibrosis) team at UCLA where comprehensive and multidisciplinary care is provided for patients with cystic fibrosis. In the general gastroenterology clinics, Dr. Yeh sees a variety of conditions including IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), constipation/encopresis, GERD (reflux), abdominal pain, and celiac disease.

Dr. Yeh received her medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco. She then completed her pediatric residency training and fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital. Prior to joining the UCLA Health Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition in June of 2016, Dr. Yeh practiced pediatric gastroenterology at the UCSF Children's Hospital Oakland.




Medical Board Certifications

Pediatric Gastroenterology, American Board of Pediatrics, 2015
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, 2011


UCLA School of Medicine, 2014


UCLA School of Medicine, 2011


UCSF School of Medicine, MD, 2008


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Hospital Affiliations



  • Fatty Liver Disease/Non Alcoholic Steatohepatitis
  • Obesity
  • General Gastroenterology
  • Nutrition


Link to my PubMed publications

  1. Ly, Karrie V.; Armstrong, Tess; Yeh, Joanna; Ghahremani, Shahnaz; Kim, Grace H.; Wu, Holden H.; Calkins, Kara L: Free-Breathing MRI Assessment of Body Composition in Healthy and Overweight Children. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition: February 14, 2019
  2. Chan, Alvin P., MD, MPH; Mulatinho, Milene, PhD; Iskander, Paul, MD; Lee, Hane, PhD; Martinez-Agosto, Julian A., MD, PhD; Yeh, Joanna, MD: 
    Maternal Uniparental Disomy 14 (UPD14) Identified by Clinical Exome Sequencing in an Adolescent with Diverticulosis. ACG Case Reports Journal 2019
  3. Food cravings, food addiction, and a dopamine-resistant (DRD2 A1) receptor polymorphism in Asian American college students. Yeh J, Trang A, Henning SM, Wilhalme H, Carpenter C, Heber D, Li Z. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2016;25(2):424-9. doi: 10.6133/apjcn.102015.05.
  4. Yeh J, Ngo KD, Wozniak LJ, Vargas JH, Marcus EA, McDiarmid SV, Farmer DG, Venick RS. Endoscopy following pediatric intestinal transplant: a 23 year single center experience. JPGN 2015 Dec; 61 (6): 636-40.
  5. Yeh J, Vargas JH, Wozniak LJ, Smith JB, Boechat MI, Touma M. Massive liver mass and periumbilical venous catheter complications. Journal of Clinical Neonatology 2014 July-Sept; 3 (3):158-160.
  6. Yeh J, Wozniak LJ, Vargas JH, Ament ME. Post infectious gastroparesis: a case series of three adolescent females. Clinical Pediatrics 2012 Feb.; 51 (2): 139-144.


  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2021
  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2020
  • Super Doctors® Southern California Rising Stars 2019
  • Super Doctors® Southern California Rising Stars 2018
  • Super Doctors® Southern California Rising Stars 2017