Lynn S. Connolly, MD

Lynn S. Connolly, MD

Average rating: 4.8
(38 ratings)  
Accepting new patients
Primary Location
Santa Monica Digestive Diseases
1223 16th Street
Suite 3100
Santa Monica, California 90404


  • Clinical Chief, Community Practices, Melvin and Bren Simon Digestive Diseases Center

Dr. Connolly attended Stanford University and graduated with a major in biology and a minor in history. She earned her medical degree from New York University School of Medicine and completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. She then moved to UCLA for her gastroenterology fellowship training. During her fellowship she completed a masters in clinical research in the Biomathematics Department at UCLA. She worked with Dr. Emeran Mayer, director of the G. Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience (CNSR), on research looking at brain signals involved in obesity and food addiction.

Dr. Connolly practices general gastroenterology, with clinical expertise in functional gastrointestinal disorders (including irritable bowel syndrome, chronic constipation and functional dyspepsia), inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis), and gastrointestinal endoscopy. She is board certified in both internal medicine and gastroenterology.




Medical Board Certification

Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2021


Gastroenterology, UCLA School of Medicine, 2012


Internal Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, 2008


Internal Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, 2006


MD, New York University School of Medicine, 2005


Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Areas of Focus

General gi


"I've been hearing a lot about an infection called C diff. Am I at risk for contracting this?" | C Diff
"What are the symptoms? And how would I know if I had it?" | C Diff
"My doctor told me that I have diverticulosis. What does that mean?" | Diverticulosis
"Can I get cancer from diverticulosis?" | Diverticulosis
Functional GI: Dietary Management, ARFI Disorder, Chronic Abdominal Pain | UCLA Digestive Diseases
Functional GI: Non-Pharm Treatment, Diaphragmatic Breathing, Behavioral Therapies
Functional GI Disorders
Management of Chronic Diarrhea
IBS: Overview of GI Disorders


  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine 2019, 2021, 2023
  • Super Doctors® Southern California 2023
  • Super Doctors® Southern California 2020 - 2022
  • Super Doctors® Rising Stars Southern California - 2015-2019
  • Nominated for UCLA Health Exceptional Physician Award - 2018