Rohit Loomba, MD, Gastroenterology, La Jolla, CA, UC San Diego Medical Center – Hillcrest


Gastroenterology La Jolla, CA

Hepatology & Liver Transplantation

Professor of Medicine with tenure, UCSD

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  • Dr. Rohit Loomba is a gastroenterologist in La Jolla, CA and is affiliated with UC San Diego Health. He received his medical degree from Armed Forces Medical College Pune and has been in practice 18 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu. He specializes in hepatology & liver transplantation and is experienced in general gastroenterology, hepatology, hepatic cirrhosis, transplant hepatology, and biliary tract disease.
  • Rohit Loomba Lab - Fatty Liver and NASH Research at UC San Diego

    ​​​ Dr. Rohit Loomba is Professor of Medicine (with tenure) in the Division of Gastroenterology, and Adjunct Professor in the Division of Epidemiology at Univer

Education & Training

  • University of California San DiegoFellowship, Gastroenterology, 2007 - 2009
  • Duke University School of MedicineMHS, Clinical Research, 2005 - 2007
  • National Institutes of Health Clinical CenterFellowship, Hepatology and Clinical Research, 2004 - 2007
  • St Luke's HospitalResidency, Internal Medicine, 2000 - 2003
  • Armed Forces Medical College PuneClass of 1999

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2007 - 2022
  • MD State Medical License
    MD State Medical License 2004 - 2010
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Gastroenterology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Clarivate™ Highly Cited Researcher Across All Fields in Science Globally Web of Science, 2020
  • Inducted as an elected member American Society of Clinical Investigation, 2019
  • Clarivate™ Highly Cited Researcher - 1 in a 1000 based upon global impact Web of Science, 2019
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Author Correction: Inflammation-Induced IgA+ Cells Dismantle Anti-Liver Cancer Immunity  
    Rohit Loomba, MD, Nature
  • Inter-Sonographer Reproducibility of Quantitative Ultrasound Outcomes and Shear Wave Speed Measured in the Right Lobe of the Liver in Adults with Known or Suspected No...  
    Claude B Sirlin, Rohit Loomba, European Radiology
  • Novel Plasma Biomarkers Associated with Liver Disease Severity in Adults with Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease  
    Ajmera V, Perito ER, Bass NM, Terrault NA, Yates KP, Gill R, Loomba R, Diehl AM, Aouizerat B; NASH Clinical Research Network., Hepatology, 1/1/2017
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  • Treatment with selonsertib, an inhibitor of apoptosis signal regulating kinase 1, hepatic phospho-p38 expression and markers of hepatocellular apoptosis and necrosis i...
    Diehl A.M., French D, Xu R, Loomba R, Lawitz E, Freilich B, Shiffman M.L., Chalasani N, Hameed B, Caldwell S, Rinella M, Peach M, Huntzicker E, Turner S, Sullivan T, C..., EASL, 1/1/2017
  • Improvement of hepatic fibrosis in patients with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis treated with selonsertib is associated with improvement of patient-reported outcomes (PROS)
    Younossi Z.M., Stepanova M, Goodman Z, Lawitz E, Charlton M, Loomba R, Hunt S., EASL, 1/1/2017
  • Methylation signatures in blood show accelerated epigenetic aging in patients with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis compared to healthy controls.
    Loomba R, Gindin Y, Jiang Z, Lawitz E, Djedjos C.S., Caldwell S, Xu R, Gong D, Myers R.P., Subramanian G.M., Goodman Z, Charlton M, Afdhal N.H., A.M. Diehl A.M., EASL, 1/1/2017
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  • Novel Imaging and Management of NASH 
  • Imaging assessment of NAFLD 
    Northwestern University, Chicago, IL - 1/1/2016
  • Novel phenotyping and imaging advances in NAFLD 
    Liver Diseases Branch, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK, NIH) - 1/1/2016
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Press Mentions

  • San Diego’s Top Doctors 2020: The List
    San Diego’s Top Doctors 2020: The ListOctober 28th, 2020
  • U.S. News & World Report: UC San Diego #1 for Gastroenterology and Hepatology Research
    U.S. News & World Report: UC San Diego #1 for Gastroenterology and Hepatology ResearchOctober 28th, 2020
  • Study: Two Enzymes Control Liver Damage in NASH
    Study: Two Enzymes Control Liver Damage in NASHFebruary 6th, 2020
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Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu

Hospital Affiliations