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The highly skilled faculty members of UC Irvine School of Medicine's Division of Gastroenterology are widely recognized not only for their clinical expertise but also for their achievements in clinical and basic research to advance the diagnosis, treatment and cure of gastrointestinal diseases.

The work of these researchers has brought the Division of Gastroenterology national and international recognition for excellence. Research areas include:

  • Novel mechanisms for arresting cancer growth
  • Molecular mechanisms of gastrointestinal and esophageal ulcers
  • Gene therapy for treating esophageal and pancreatic cancers
  • Advanced techniques and modalities in interventional endoscopy
  • Diagnosis and treatment of hepatitis B and C, as well as liver cancer
  • Advances in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease
  • Portal hypertension

If you are affiliated with a research institution interested in collaborative opportunities or would like more information about the Division of Gastroenterology's research protocols, contact: 

Phone: 714.456.2215
Fax: 714.456.5820