Skip to main content

Medical Director of the Robert G. Kardashian Center for Esophageal Health

Position overview

Salary range: The posted UC salary scales [] set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 5. The salary range for this position is $184,500-$370,000. This position includes membership in the health sciences compensation plan [], which provides for eligibility for additional compensation.

Application Window

Open date: July 6, 2023

Most recent review date: Thursday, Feb 29, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Jun 28, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases (DDD) at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) invites applications for a faculty position at the level of Associate or full Professor ranks for the recruitment of a gastroenterologist to serve as the Medical Director of the Robert G. Kardashian Center for Esophageal Health.

The applicant must have an M.D. or D.O. degree with completion of Internal Medicine residency and Gastroenterology fellowship from an ACGME accredited program. It is desirable, but not mandatory, for applicants to have had additional training in neurogastroenterology and motility. Candidates must be eligible for a California medical license and be board certified in Gastroenterology.

The ideal candidate has experience overseeing the operations of a GI motility lab, strong communication and teaching skills, research publications in the area of esophagology and gastrointestinal motility, and an interest in collaborating on scholarly activities not only within the DDD and Department of Medicine (DOM), but also with other departments in the David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM). The candidate must have a strong commitment toward overseeing the operations and expansion of our gastrointestinal motility lab, research, and educating trainees including the development of an Esophageal and Motility fellowship program. The position is based at our Westwood location but involves oversight regarding esophageal and motility testing at all our clinical practice locations within the UCLA Health System.

The Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases at UCLA is a national leader in gastrointestinal care and research with nearly 100 faculty clinicians and scientists in and across UCLA Health locations throughout the greater Los Angeles area. The Center for Esophageal Health is comprised of gastroenterologists, general and thoracic surgeons, head and neck surgeons, oncologists including radiation oncologists, psychologists, specialized gastrointestinal dietitians, an administrative nurse coordinator, motility lab nurses, and medical assistants who collaborate to bring the highest level of care to our patients.

The University of California seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspective and ways of knowing and learning.

The shared values of the DGSOM are expressed in the Cultural North Star, which was developed by members of our community and affirms our unswerving commitment to doing what’s right, making things better, and being kind. These are the standards to which we hold ourselves, and one another. Please read more about this important DGSOM program at

All aspects of searches are confidential and all candidates are expected to review and abide by UC Regents Policy 1111 on Statement on Ethical Values and Standards of Conduct


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

An M.D. or D.O. is required.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Must be board certified in gastroenterology.

An active California medical license is required.

Must have completed internal medical residency and gastroenterology fellowship from an ACGME-accredited program.

Preferred qualifications

It is desirable, but not mandatory, for applicants to have had additional training in neurogastroenterology and motility.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our EDI Statement FAQ document.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

Letters of recommendation will be requested from the applicants when interviews are set-up.

Apply link:

Help contact:

About UCLA

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

For the University of California’s Affirmative Action Policy, please visit

For the University of California’s Anti-Discrimination Policy, please visit

Job location

Los Angeles, CA