Digestive Health Care

Our experts provide complete care for a full range of simple to complex gastrointestinal diseases and conditions.

Digestive Health Care

Our experts provide complete care for a full range of simple to complex gastrointestinal diseases and conditions.

Patient-Centered Care for Digestive Health

Digestive diseases can be challenging and may impact quality of life. At the USC Digestive Health Center, our team delivers compassionate, advanced care focused on your care needs and wellness goals. We treat a wide variety of gastrointestinal conditions, including colon cancer, liver disease and inflammatory bowel disease.

Our renowned doctors use state-of-the-art diagnostic tools to create a treatment plan tailored to your unique medical needs. Whether you need weight management support or surgical treatment for a complex condition, our goal is to offer you care that is second to none.

Why Choose Us for Digestive Disease Treatment

Our team includes experts in gastroenterology, cancer, endoscopy, radiology and surgery to deliver complete care.

Our doctors are leaders in research, providing you with access to advanced treatment therapies and the latest breakthroughs in surgical care.

We are ranked among the top programs in the nation for exceptional gastroenterology and GI surgery care, according to U.S. News & World Report.

We are designated as a Blue Distinction Center by Blue Cross Blue Shield for delivering high-quality bariatric surgery care.

Our Team

Stuart A. Abel, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery  View more
Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Colorectal Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery

Saroja Devi Bangaru, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Hepatology, Gastroenterology
Specialties
General Surgery
Specialties
Nurse Practitioner, Melanoma Surgery, Gastroenterology

James L. Buxbaum, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor (Clinical Scholar)
Specialties
Gastroenterology

Cynthia Cherfane, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology
Specialties
General Surgery

Sarah Choi, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Colon and Rectal Surgery

Carol J. Chow, NP-C

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Nurse Practitioner, Gastrointestinal Surgery, General Surgery
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
General Surgery

Kyle Graham Cologne, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Colon and Rectal Surgery, Colorectal Cancer
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Internal Medicine

Laurie D. Deleve, MD, PhD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Medicine
Specialties
Gastroenterology

Marjun Duldulao, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Colon and Rectal Surgery, Colorectal Cancer

Florinale Cuico Elorta, NP-C

Accepting new patients
Nurse Practitioner
Specialties
Gastroenterology

Juliet Emamaullee, MD, PhD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Transplant Surgery, Kidney Transplant Surgery, Liver Transplant Surgery  View more

Kambiz Etesami, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Kidney Transplant Surgery, Liver Transplant Surgery  View more

Fernando Fleischman, MD

Accepting new patients
Co-Director, USC Comprehensive Aortic Center
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Endovascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery  View more

Allen Ghlandian, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
General Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery
Specialties
Nurse Practitioner, Foregut Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery  View more
Specialties
General Surgery

Caitlin C. Houghton, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Minimally Invasive General Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, General Surgery  View more

Christine Hsieh, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Colon and Rectal Surgery, Colorectal Cancer

Rome Jutabha, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Gastroenterology

Jeffrey A. Kahn, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Hepatology, Gastroenterology, Liver Transplant Surgery
Specialties
Colon and Rectal Surgery

Ani Amirian Kardashian, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Hepatology, Transplant Hepatology, Gastroenterology

Saro Khemichian, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Hepatology, Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
Specialties
General Surgery

Sang W. Lee, MD

Accepting new patients
Chief, Division of Colorectal Surgery
Specialties
Colon and Rectal Surgery, Colorectal Cancer
Specialties
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Specialties
Foregut Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, General Surgery  View more
Specialties
Foregut Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, General Surgery  View more

Michael Lin, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Hepatology, Liver Transplant Surgery, Gastroenterology

John C. Lipham, MD

Accepting new patients
Chief, Division of Upper GI and General Surgery
Specialties
General Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Foregut Surgery

Neel Kamal Mann, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Specialties
Gastroenterology

Surinder K. Mann, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Gastroenterology
Specialties
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Specialties
General Surgery
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Gastroenterology

Jennifer Phan, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Endobariatrics

Nipaporn Pichetshote, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Gastroenterology

Luke R. Putnam, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
General Surgery, Minimally Invasive General Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery  View more

Kathleen Kay Rosario, NP-C

Accepting new patients
Clinical Instructor of Medicine (Practitioner)
Specialties
Gastroenterology

Ara Sahakian, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Specialties
Hepatology, Gastroenterology

Kamran Samakar, MD

Accepting new patients
Director, Bariatric Surgery Program
Specialties
General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery  View more

Anisa Shaker, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Gastroenterology

Sonia Sharma, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Gastroenterology

Sarah Sheibani, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Gastroenterology

Joongho Shin, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery
Specialties
Colon and Rectal Surgery, Colorectal Cancer

Sharon Shiraga, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Upper GI and Gen ...
Specialties
General Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Foregut Surgery

Edy Soffer, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine/Divis ...
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Neil Kaplowitz Professor of Medicine
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Hepatology  View more

Jacques Van Dam, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Medicine (Clinical Scholar)
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Specialties
General Surgery
Specialties
Physician Assistant, Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery

Liyun Yuan, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Hepatology, Transplant Hepatology, Gastroenterology  View more

Bing Zhang, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Gastroenterology

Kali Zhou, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Hepatology, Transplant Hepatology, Gastroenterology
Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Colorectal Surgery, Colon and Rectal Surgery

Sarah Choi, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Colon and Rectal Surgery

Kyle Graham Cologne, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Colon and Rectal Surgery, Colorectal Cancer

Marjun Duldulao, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Colon and Rectal Surgery, Colorectal Cancer

Christine Hsieh, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Colon and Rectal Surgery, Colorectal Cancer

Sang W. Lee, MD

Accepting new patients
Chief, Division of Colorectal Surgery
Specialties
Colon and Rectal Surgery, Colorectal Cancer

Joongho Shin, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery
Specialties
Colon and Rectal Surgery, Colorectal Cancer
Specialties
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Specialties
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Specialties
Colon and Rectal Surgery

Saroja Devi Bangaru, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Hepatology, Gastroenterology

James L. Buxbaum, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor (Clinical Scholar)
Specialties
Gastroenterology

Cynthia Cherfane, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Internal Medicine

Laurie D. Deleve, MD, PhD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Medicine
Specialties
Gastroenterology

Rome Jutabha, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Gastroenterology

Jeffrey A. Kahn, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Hepatology, Gastroenterology, Liver Transplant Surgery

Ani Amirian Kardashian, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Hepatology, Transplant Hepatology, Gastroenterology

Saro Khemichian, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Hepatology, Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology

Michael Lin, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Hepatology, Liver Transplant Surgery, Gastroenterology

Surinder K. Mann, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Gastroenterology

Neel Kamal Mann, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Gastroenterology

Jennifer Phan, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Endobariatrics

Nipaporn Pichetshote, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Gastroenterology

Ara Sahakian, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Specialties
Hepatology, Gastroenterology

Anisa Shaker, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Gastroenterology

Sonia Sharma, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Gastroenterology

Sarah Sheibani, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Gastroenterology

Edy Soffer, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine/Divis ...
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Neil Kaplowitz Professor of Medicine
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Hepatology  View more

Jacques Van Dam, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Medicine (Clinical Scholar)
Specialties
Gastroenterology

Liyun Yuan, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Hepatology, Transplant Hepatology, Gastroenterology  View more

Bing Zhang, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Gastroenterology

Kali Zhou, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Hepatology, Transplant Hepatology, Gastroenterology
Specialties
Nurse Practitioner, Melanoma Surgery, Gastroenterology

Florinale Cuico Elorta, NP-C

Accepting new patients
Nurse Practitioner
Specialties
Gastroenterology

Kathleen Kay Rosario, NP-C

Accepting new patients
Clinical Instructor of Medicine (Practitioner)
Specialties
Gastroenterology

Stuart A. Abel, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery  View more
Specialties
General Surgery
Specialties
General Surgery
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
General Surgery

Juliet Emamaullee, MD, PhD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Transplant Surgery, Kidney Transplant Surgery, Liver Transplant Surgery  View more

Kambiz Etesami, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Kidney Transplant Surgery, Liver Transplant Surgery  View more

Fernando Fleischman, MD

Accepting new patients
Co-Director, USC Comprehensive Aortic Center
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Endovascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery  View more

Allen Ghlandian, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
General Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery
Specialties
General Surgery

Caitlin C. Houghton, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Minimally Invasive General Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, General Surgery  View more
Specialties
General Surgery

John C. Lipham, MD

Accepting new patients
Chief, Division of Upper GI and General Surgery
Specialties
General Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Foregut Surgery
Specialties
General Surgery

Luke R. Putnam, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
General Surgery, Minimally Invasive General Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery  View more

Kamran Samakar, MD

Accepting new patients
Director, Bariatric Surgery Program
Specialties
General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery  View more

Sharon Shiraga, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Upper GI and Gen ...
Specialties
General Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Foregut Surgery
Specialties
General Surgery

Carol J. Chow, NP-C

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Nurse Practitioner, Gastrointestinal Surgery, General Surgery
Specialties
Nurse Practitioner, Foregut Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery  View more
Specialties
Foregut Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, General Surgery  View more
Specialties
Foregut Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, General Surgery  View more
Specialties
Physician Assistant, Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery

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