Kevin A. Ghassemi, MD
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Kevin A. Ghassemi, MD

  • Gastroenterology
Average rating: 5.0
| 156 ratings
Westwood Digestive Diseases | 100 Medical Plaza, Suite 205, Los Angeles, CA 90024


  • Clinical Chief, Westwood & Beverly Hills, Melvin and Bren Simon Digestive Diseases Center

Dr. Ghassemi completed his undergraduate work at UCLA, graduating summa cum laude with a bachelor of science in physiological science. He obtained his medical degree from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, and is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He then returned to UCLA to complete his internal medicine residency and digestive diseases fellowship.

Dr. Ghassemi practices general gastroenterology, with particular interests in esophageal disorders, gastrointestinal motility and gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding.  He is the lead physician for Westwood- and Beverly Hills-based clinical practices, the associate director of clinical programs for the UCLA Robert G. Kardashian Center for Esophageal Health, and a member of the CURE Hemostasis Research Group and UCLA Colorectal Cancer Treatment Program. He has co-authored several research publications and book chapters on GI bleeding and esophageal disorders.

Dr. Ghassemi is board certified in gastroenterology. He is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

Patient Stories




Medical Board Certification

Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2010


Gastroenterology, UCLA School of Medicine, 2010


Internal Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 2007


Internal Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 2005


MD, UC Irvine School of Medicine, 2004


  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2021
  • Super Doctors, Southern California Rising Stars, 2020
  • Super Doctors, Southern California Rising Stars, 2019
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Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center


Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE): Approaching from all angles
Understanding Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)
"I've been experiencing heartburn and my doctor just diagnosed me with acid reflux. How did this happen?" | Acid Reflux
"What options are available to treat acid reflux? And are there non-medication options?" | Acid Reflux
"I've been taking an acid blocker prescribed by my doctor, but still have frequent heartburn. Why is the medication not working?" | Acid Reflux
"I've experienced reflux for about 15 years. Should I be concerned about cancer?" | Acid Reflux
Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) | Kevin Ghassemi, MD & Nancee Jaffe, MS, RDN | UCLA Digestive Diseases
Esophageal Disorders: Manometry, Belch, Rumination, Dysphagia, EoE | UCLA Digestive Diseases
An Evidence-Based Approach to PPI Use in 2019 | UCLA Digestive Diseases
Proton Pump Inhibitors: Friend or Foe?
Eosinophilic Esophagitis – What’s New? What’s Right?
Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)
Can You Have Reflux Without Heartburn?


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