Zev A. Wainberg, MD
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Zev A. Wainberg, MD

  • Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology
Average rating: 4.9
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Santa Monica Cancer Care | 2020 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 600, Santa Monica, CA 90404


Dr. Zev Wainberg is the Professor of Medicine at UCLA and co-director of the UCLA GI Oncology Program. He was trained in medical oncology and hematology at UCLA. He completed his residency training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and received his MD from the Sackler School of Medicine, New York Program at Tel Aviv University. His research involves a variety of clinical trials in multiple gastrointestinal cancers including pancreas, colon, gastric and esophageal.

Dr. Wainberg's laboratory based research efforts involve the testing of novel therapeutics against all gastrointestinal cancers. Currently, he is the recipient of several grants focused on the targeting of cancer stem cells and in molecular classification of GI cancers.




Medical Board Certification

Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2006


Hematology/Oncology, UCLA School of Medicine, 2006


Internal Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center Moses Division Hospital, 2003


Internal Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center Moses Division Hospital, 2001


MD, Sackler School of Medicine, 2003

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Areas of Focus

Small intestine cancer
Esophageal cancer
Pancreas cancer
Gastrointestinal (gi) cancer
Colorectal malignancy
Carcinoid tumor of pancreas


Treatment of Esophageal Cancer in 2021 | Zev A. Wainberg, MD | Professor of Medicine, UCLA
Diagnosing and managing pancreatic adenocarcinoma
Managing complications of acute and chronic pancreatitis
Precision Medicine: How is It Changing the Management of GI Cancers? | UCLA Digestive Diseases


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