I am a board-certified gastroenterologist and Chief Experience Officer at UC San Diego Health.
My expertise is in endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and therapeutic endoscopy (ERCP, double balloon enteroscopy). I founded and am the director of UC San Diego Health's EUS program, which is now one of the premier programs in the U.S. for diagnosis and staging of GI, pancreatic, and lung cancer. Additionally, I am a community referral specialist for advanced pancreatico-biliary endoscopic procedures (ERCP), GI oncology, Barrett's esophagus, GI bleeding, and difficult polyp removal.
Education & Training
UCLA Medical CenterFellowship
UCLA Medical CenterResidency
University of California San Diego School of MedicineMedical School
Harvard CollegeOther Training
Certifications & Licensure
CA State Medical License1988 - 2018
American Board of Internal MedicineGastroenterology
Awards, Honors, & Recognition
America's Top DoctorsCastle Connolly, 2014, 2013, 2012
Top Doctors:San Diego AreaCastle Connolly, 2013
America's Top Doctors for CancerCastle Connolly, 2013, 2012, 2011
Gold Aurora Award, Health Matters: Colon Cancer Screening.UCSD TV, San Diego, 2012
Southern California "Top Doctors" in GastroenterologyCastle Connolly Medical Ltd, 2012
Top Doctors:Southern CaliforniaCastle Connolly, 2012
CMS Meaningful Use Stage 1 CertificationEpicCare Ambulatory EMR, Epic Systems Corporation, 2011, 2012, 2013
"Top Doctors" list in GastroenterologyU.S. News & World Report, 2011, 2012, 2013
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