Division of Gastroenterology
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Welcome to the UC San Diego Division of Gastroenterology

Our mission is to provide the best clinical care to those afflicted with gastrointestinal and liver diseases, investigate at the clinical and basic levels the best way to improve those diseases, and educate trainees on how to best approach the care of patients with those diseases.

The UCSD GI Division will strive to be nationally recognized through its faculty as well as innovations that will improve the care of patients with gastrointestinal and liver diseases nationwide.


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U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Ranking for UC San Diego Gastroenterology and GI Surgery.

U.S. News & World Report ranks UC San Diego Medical Center's Gastroenterology & GI Surgery services in the top 25 in the nation for 2015-2016.

Gastroenterologists at UC San Diego Health System are nationally recognized for their innovative care of people with gastrointestinal and liver diseases. We recognize how life-altering living with digestive disease can be. The Division of Gastroenterology works in multidisciplinary teams of specialists including endoscopists, oncologists, surgeons and radiologists.

In Memoriam

Martin F. Kagnoff, MDWe are saddened at the passing of Martin F. Kagnoff, MD, Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Emeritus, and Director of the Laboratory of Mucosal Immunology. Read memorial statement from Wolfgang Dillmann, MD, Helen M. Ranney Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine.

Upcoming Events 

4th Annual Advances in Gastroenterology and Hepatology Conference

What's New in Gastroenterology and Hepatology?

February 6, 2016

La Jolla, CA
Details and Registration

2016 Isenberg Lecture

Richard M. Peek, Jr., MD
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

March 23, 2016

Telemedicine Building Auditorium
UC San Diego School of Medicine

6 – 6:30 p.m. "Meet and Greet”
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Lecture

Gastroenterology Newsletter

Read our latest and past UC San Diego Gastroenterology Newsletters and see what's happening within the division. 


See our calendar located under the "About" Tab.