Meet the Esophageal Expert Team

The esophagus, which connects your mouth to your stomach, makes possible many activities that we take for granted when we are healthy. These include swallowing, eating and being able to lie down without having the contents of our stomachs flow back into our throats.

When a disorder of the esophagus occurs, it can cause a variety of complex problems that may affect our ability to eat, swallow, breathe or speak. Organs such as our lungs, ears or sinuses may also be affected.

For all these reasons, the Esophageal Center at Cedars-Sinai uses a multidisciplinary team approach to ensure that every patient is thoroughly evaluated and receives the most appropriate treatment. These experts include:

  • Counselors
  • Dietitians
  • Gastroenterologists
  • Gastrointestinal motility experts
  • Nurses
  • Oncologists
  • Researchers
  • Surgeons
  • Technologists
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SPECIALTY
IM Gastroenterology
SUBSPECIALTY
General Gastroenterology, Esophageal Disorders
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Program Director, Medically Associated Science and Technology (MAST) Program
Associate Professor, Medicine
Associate Professor, Gastroenterology
SPECIALTY
IM Gastroenterology
SUBSPECIALTY
Esophageal Disorders, GI Motility
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Director, Division of Thoracic Surgery
Associate Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Program
SPECIALTY
Thoracic Surgery
SUBSPECIALTY
Esophageal Disorders
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Thoracic Surgery
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Chief, Minimally Invasive and GI Surgery
Associate Director, General Surgery
Associate Professor, Surgery
SPECIALTY
Surgery Bariatric Surgery
SUBSPECIALTY
Fatty Liver Disease, Esophageal Disorders
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Dolly Parton Chair in Surgical Innovation in honor of Edward H. Phillips, MD
SPECIALTY
Surgical Oncology, Surgery-General Surgery
SUBSPECIALTY
Esophageal Disorders
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Assistant Medical Director, GI Motility
SPECIALTY
IM Gastroenterology
SUBSPECIALTY
Esophageal Disorders, GI Motility
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Medical Director, GI Motility
Assistant Professor, Medicine
SPECIALTY
IM Gastroenterology
SUBSPECIALTY
Esophageal Disorders, GI Motility
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Surgery Bariatric Surgery, Surgery-General Surgery
SUBSPECIALTY
Fatty Liver Disease, Esophageal Disorders

Many of the physicians who have medical staff privileges to practice medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center are independent physicians, and not employees or agents of the hospital. These independent physicians bill separately for their services. You should contact your physician to determine their status and billing practices.