Andrew Ippoliti

Professor of Clinical Medicine Associate Chief of Gastroenterology/Liver
Andrew Ippoliti

Areas of treatment:

Achalasia, esophageal spasm and other esophageal motility disorders
Barrett’s Esophagus
Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Erosive Esophagitis
Gastroesophageal Reflux
General Gastroenterology
Inflammatory Bowel Disease


  • Gastroenterology


  • Department of Medicine

Andrew Ippoliti, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine
Associate Chief of Gastroenterology/Liver

Practicing locations:

  • Keck Medicine of USC - Beverly Hills
  • USC Healthcare Center 2

About this doctor:

Dr. Ippoliti has extensive experience in gastroenterology and is a well-known expert both nationally and locally. He previously was on the faculty at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA where he rose to a professor in clinical medicine. Later he joined the faculty at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and was the associate chief of gastroenterology for over a decade. He has now moved to the Keck Medicine of USC in the same capacity. He has been involved in the training of many of the gastroenterologists practicing in the Los Angeles area and sees many second opinion consultations from them. He is known nationally as a key thought leader in inflammatory bowel disease and in gastroesophageal reflux disease. He has served on many advisory boards and has lectured at medical centers around the country and abroad.

Philosophy of Care
I have practiced as a primary gastroenterologist to my patients for more than 30 years. I have generally been part of an academic group practice. During regular work hours, I am available by phone or email, while after hours and weekends are covered by the group. I encourage frequent follow-up visits especially with complex chronic illnesses, such as inflammatory bowel disease. I also believe in monitoring disease activity with ancillary tests such as laboratory, imaging and endoscopy. I establish solid working relationships with colleagues in medicine, radiology, pathology and surgery to insure the best possible patient care. While I try to adhere to a schedule, I want each patient to have an adequate amount of time to discuss his or her condition whether my patient is new or visiting for a follow-up. I can promise that since I am in a group practice, it is highly unlikely that an “emergency case” would interrupt my schedule.


BA, University of Notre Dame, 1966
MD, Tulane School of Medicine, 1970


District of Columbia General Hospital, Georgetown Service, Medicine, Year 1


District of Columbia General Hospital, Georgetown Service, Medicine, Year 2
Georgetown University Hospital, Medicine, Year 3


Los Angeles Veterans Administration Hospital, Gastroenterology


American Board of Internal Medicine, 1973
American Board of Gastroenterology, 1975

Professional society memberships:

American Gastroenterological Association