James L. Buxbaum

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Areas of treatment:

Chronic Pancreatitis
Pancreatic Cysts
Pancreatic Cancer
Gastrointestinal Tumors
Bile Duct Strictures
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopic Ultrasound
Complex Biliary Endoscopy
Cholangioscopy & Laser Lithotripsy
Spiral and Balloon Assisted Small Bowel Enteroscopy ERCP in Altered Surgical Anatomy


  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine


  • Department of Medicine


  • English
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James L. Buxbaum, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Practicing locations:

  • Keck Hospital of USC
  • USC Healthcare Center 2

About this doctor:

Dr. Buxbaum brings a clinical and research interest in advanced endoscopic topics to the University of Southern California. His research interests include the development of biomarkers for and the endoscopic management of pancreatic neoplasms. He also has a special interest in complex biliary problems including recurrent pyogenic cholangitis and post liver transplant strictures.


BS Chemistry, Stanford University, 1999
Doctor of Medicine, UCSF School of Medicine, 2003


UCSF Medical Center, Categorical Internal Medicine


UCSF Medical Center, Categorical Internal Medicine, 2003 - 2005


UCSF, Gastroenterology, 2005 - 2008
UCSF, Gastroenterology Advanced Endoscopy, 2008 - 2009


American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Gastroenterology - 2009

Professional society memberships:

American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)
American Society Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)


Dr. Buxbaum was voted a Top Doctor by Pasadena Magazine in 2011.
UCSF Molecular Medicine Fellow, 2004
Phi Beta Kappa & Presidential Scholar, Stanford University, 1999