Robert S. Venick, MD

Robert S. Venick, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology
Accepting new patients
Primary Location
Children's Heart Center
200 Medical Plaza
Suite 330
Los Angeles, California 90095


Dr. Venick is a Professor of Pediatrics and Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He graduated Cum Laude from Duke University with a B.A. in Public Policy, prior to attending medical school at the University of Southern California. Dr. Venick completed his residency and fellowship at UCLA, where he also pursued a Master of Science in Clinical Research. He has been on faculty at UCLA since 2006, where he serves as Director of Pediatric Liver and Intestinal Transplantation Services at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA.

Dr. Venick has received funding from the National Institute of Health and the American Society of Transplantation for his research in intestinal failure associated liver disease, auto-immune hepatitis, liver and intestinal transplant-related pharmacogenomics, medication adherence and post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease. He is Chair of the Scientific Committee for the Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplant Association. Dr. Venick is active in many professional societies in the pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, nutrition and transplant communities. He has authored over 75 peer reviewed publications, and his teaching skills have been recognized by many of the trainees he has mentored over the years. His clinical skills have also been recognized as a Southern California Super Doctors ®.




Medical Board Certifications

Pediatric Transplant Hepatology, American Board of Pediatrics, 2010
Pediatric Gastroenterology, American Board of Pediatrics, 2009


Pediatric Gastroenterology, UCLA School of Medicine, 2006


Pediatrics, UCLA School of Medicine, 2003


Pediatrics, UCLA School of Medicine, 2001


MD, Keck School of Medicine of USC, 2000


Hospital Affiliations

Areas of Focus

Intestine transplant
Liver transplant
Wilson's disease
Liver disease
Biliary atresia


The Fontan Liver: A Hepatologist's Perspective - Dr. Rob Venick | 2017 UCLA ACHD Symposium


  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2018, 2021, 2023
  • Southern California Super Doctors ® 2020
  • Southern California Super Doctors ® 2019
  • Southern California Super Doctors ® 2018