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We strive to grow as a nationally recognized center for compassionate, comprehensive and innovative care for patients with gastrointestinal and liver diseases. We seek new treatments through research and we educate physicians and scientists on how best to approach the care of patients with these diseases..   Read more...

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2022-2023 U.S. News & World Report ranks UC San Diego Health #1 in San Diego and #5 in California placing it among the nation's best hospitals. Gastroenterology & GI Surgery was ranked #11 nationally.

US News and World Report today ranked UCSD Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology #1 in the World out of 1,748 universities as the "Best Global University for Gastroenterology and Hepatology." This ranking is based on total publications, highly cited publications, and research reputation. It is a measure of research volume and impact.

Chief, Division of Gastroenterology (Associate or Full Professor)

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Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology Faculty Recruitment postings. Click here to see open postings.

Gastroenterology Newsletter

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

Amir Zarrinpar, MD, PhD received a grant from the Prevent Cancer Foundation to investigate the microbiome of cancers as a possible blood-based biomarker for detection of liver hepatocellular carcinoma at an earlier stage.


Prevent Cancer Foundation awards research grants and fellowships to promising early career scientists with novel hypotheses for prevention and early detection.