Dr. Siamak Tabib, MD, Gastroenterology, Hepatology

Siamak Tabib, MD

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About Dr. Siamak Tabib, MD

Siamak Tabib, M.D. is a gastroenterologist at La Peer Health Systems in Beverly Hills that is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterolgy and Hepatology. His philosophy is such that he believes all patients are unique and require expert individualized care. Thousands of patients have already witnessed his warm demeanor, compassionate care, and gentle smile.

Dr. Tabib incorporates both health maintenance and disease prevention in his practice of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. These two specialty fields of medicine deal primarily with conditions of the digestive tract, which is made up of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas. His goal is to maintain health primarily through disease prevention, and when necessary, to intervene with appropriate state of the art methods. He incorporates diagnostic and therapeutic procedures such as upper and lower endoscopy (EGD and colonoscopy) in this pathway to wellness.

An alumnus of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine, Dr. Tabib also received his undergraduate degree in Biology at UCLA. His post-doctorate training included an Internal Medicine Internship, an Internal Medicine Residency, and a Gastroenterology & Hepatology Fellowship – all at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center/UCLA.

Current Practice

  • Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Private Practice
  • Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Metabolic Support and Nutrition
  • Attending-Metabolic Support Team and Nutrition
  • Attending-Liver Transplant/Hepatology Teaching Rounds
  • Expert Reviewer, Medical Board of California

Hospital Affiliation

  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Faculty Staff Attending, Department of General Internal Medicine,
  • Division of Gastroenterology
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA
  • Division of Internal Medicine

Personal Information

  • Citizenship: United States
  • Home: Los Angeles, California

Licensure

  • Medical Board of California-Physician and Surgeon License
  • Drug Enforcement Administration DEA
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Fluoroscopy Operators License

Board Certification

  • Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine No. 200142
  • Diplomate, American Board of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Postgraduate Training

  • University of California Los Angeles/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Fellowship-Gastroenterology & Hepatology
  • July 2000-June 2003
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center/University of California Los Angeles
  • Residency-Internal Medicine
  • Solomon Scholars Resident Research Award, 2000
  • July 1998-June 2000
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center/University of California Los Angeles
  • Internship-Internal Medicine
  • July 1997-June 1998

Education

  • University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine
  • Degree: Doctor of Medicine
  • Thesis: "Natural History of Infantile Tibia Vara"
  • August 1995-May 1997
  • Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • August 1993-August 1995
  • University of California Los Angeles
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science, cum laude
  • Major: Biology
  • Associate Editor-UCLA Undergraduate Science Journal
  • J.D. Soper/U.S. Department of State Scholarship Fund
  • September 1989-June 1993

Publications

Tabib S., Fuller C., Daniels J., Lo SK., "Asymptomatic aspiration of a capsule endoscope." Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Vol 60 (5), 2004.

Tabibzadeh, S., Kimble, J., Zaidel, O., Papadakis, KA., Vasiliauskas, EA., Treyzon, L., Lo, SK., "Distribution of Small Bowel Erosions or Ulcerations in Patients Presenting for Wireless Capsule Enteroscopy (WCE)." Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, UCLA School of Medicine. Poster presented at the American Gastroenterological Association Annual Meeting, May 2003.

Lo, SK., Zaidel, O., Tabibzadeh, S., Papadakis, KA., Treyzon, L., Kimble, J., Vasiliauskas, EA., "Utility of Wireless Capsule Enteroscopy (WCE) and IBD Serology in Re-classifying Indeterminate Colitis (IC)." Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, UCLA School of Medicine. Poster presented at the American Gastroenterological Association Annual Meeting, May 2003.

Tabibzadeh, S., Zaidel, O., Papadakis, KA., Vasiliauskas, EA., Kimble, J., Treyzon, L., Lo, SK., "Utility of Wireless Capsule Enteroscopy (WCE) versus Serology in the Evaluation of Small Bowel Crohn's Disease." Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, UCLA School of Medicine. Poster presented at the American Gastroenterological Association Annual Meeting, May 2003.

Papadakis, KA., Tabibzadeh, S., "Diagnosis and Misdiagnosis of Inflammatory Bowel Disease." Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, UCLA School of Medicine. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America, Vol. 12, No. 3, 2000.

Lo, SK., Tabibzadeh, S., Fisher, HA., Papadakis, KA., Dea, S., "Wireless Capsule Endoscopy (WCE) in the Assessment of Small Bowel Pathology." Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, UCLA School of Medicine & Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, Sylmar, CA. Poster to be presented at the American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting, October, 2002.

Lo, SK., Fisher, HA., Tabibzadeh, S., Papadakis, KA., Dea, S., "Evaluation of Bleeding of Undetermined Origin by Wireless Capsule Endoscopy." Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, UCLA School of Medicine & Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, Sylmar, CA. Poster presented at the American Gastroenterological Association Annual Meeting, May 2002.

Lo, SK., Fisher, HA., Tabibzadeh, S., Papadakis, KA., Dea, S., DeLeon, V., Daniels, J., "Utility of Wireless Capsule Endoscopy in a Community-Based Open Access Referral Center." Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, UCLA School of Medicine & Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, Sylmar, CA. Poster presented at the American Gastroenterological Association Annual Meeting, May 2002.

Lo, SK., Fisher, HA., Tabibzadeh, S., Papadakis, KA., Dea, S., Ofman, J., "Potential Savings in Resource Utilization by Performing Wireless Endoscopy in Patients with Bleeding of Undetermined Origin." Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, UCLA School of Medicine & Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, Sylmar, CA. Poster presented at the American Gastroenterological Association Annual Meeting, May 2002.

Fisher, HA., Lo, SK., Tabibzadeh, S., DeLeon, V., "Gastrointestinal Transit of the Wireless Endoscopic Capsule." Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, UCLA School of Medicine. Poster presented at the American Gastroenterological Association Annual Meeting, May 2002.

Lo, SK., Papadakis, KA., Dea, S., Fisher, HA., Tabibzadeh, S., "Inter-observer Variability in the Interpretation of Wireless Endoscopy Images." Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, UCLA School of Medicine & Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, Sylmar, CA. Poster presented at the American Gastroenterological Association Annual Meeting, May 2002.

Pimentel, M., Chang, M., Chow, EJ., Tabibzadeh, S., Kirit-Kiriak, V., Targan, S., Lin, HC., "Identification of a Prodromal Period in Crohn's Disease But Not Ulcerative Colitis." GI Motility Program and Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, Department of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, CSMC Burns & Allen Research Institute and UCLA School of Medicine. American Journal of Gastroenterology, Vol 95, No. 12, 2000.

Pimentel, M., Hallegua, D., Wallace, D., Bonorris, G., Chow, E., Tabibzadeh, S., Lin, HC., "Eradication of Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth Decreases Symptoms in Fibromyalgia: A Double Blind Randomized Study." Arthritis and Rheumatism, Vol 42 (9), 1999.

Pimentel, M., Tabibzadeh, S., Morgan, MA., Vasiliauskas, E., Lin, HC., "The Selective Inhibition of Enteric Organisms by Mesalamine." GI Motility Program, Department of Medicine and Pathology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, CSMC Burns & Allen Research Institute and UCLA School of Medicine. Poster presented at the American Gastroenterological Association Annual Meeting, May 1991.

Tabibzadeh, S., "Natural History of Infantile Tibia Vara." Pediatrics, Vol 98, No. 3, 1996. Oral presentation at the American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Orthopaedics Annual Meeting, 1996.

Medical Presentations

  • Nutritional Disorders in the Post-Surgical Patients - Metabolic Support Team Weakly Conference, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 2004.
  • Management of Postoperative Ileus - Liver Transplantation Weekly Conference, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 2003.
  • Therapeutic Options for Treating IBD - Salix Pharmaceuticals, Los Angeles, 2003.
  • Pathogenesis and Management of Gallstones - Department of Gastroenterology Grand Rounds, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 2002.
  • Intestinal Transplantation - Department of Gastroenterology Grand Rounds, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 2002.
  • Pancreatic Cancer - Department of Gastroenterology Grand Rounds, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 2001.
  • Celiac Disease - Department of Gastroenterology Grand Rounds, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 2001.
  • Gastrointestinal Manifestations of Systemic Disorders - Department of Gastroenterology Grand Rounds, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 2000.
  • Management of Abnormal Intestinal Motility - GI Grand Rounds, UCLA Digestive Disease Department, 2000.
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Senior Grand Rounds, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 2000.
  • Natural History of Infantile Tibia Vara - UCLA Graduate Thesis Presentation, 1997.
  • Natural History of Infantile Tibia Vera - Oral Abstract Presentation, American Association of Pediatrics, Boston, MA, 1996.

Professional Organizations

  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Southern California Society of Gastroenterology
  • American Medical Association
  • California Medical Association
  • Los Angeles County Medical Association
  • Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • Healing Spirits Medical Chapter-Hadassah Organization
  • Federated Ambulatory Surgery Association

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Address: 8631 W. 3rd St #1015E Los Angeles, CA, 90048
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