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About Rohit Loomba, MD
Rohit Loomba, MD, is a board-certified gastroenterologist. His expertise includes treating and managing many types of chronic liver disease, such as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, and hemochromatosis.
Dr. Loomba believes in providing compassionate and state-of-the-art care to his patients. He also believes in the importance of strong physician-patient relationships for improving medical decision making and delivering high-quality care in a friendly environment.
As a transplant hepatologist, Dr. Loomba works with transplant surgeons in the pre and postoperative care of liver transplant patients. He also directs the NAFLD Research Center at UC San Diego, and leads a multidisciplinary group of investigators to study NAFLD.
As a professor in the Division of Gastroenterology, Dr. Loomba instructs students, residents and fellows in the Department of Medicine at UC San Diego School of Medicine. His research focuses on all aspects of NAFLD, including prevalence in aging, epidemiology, genetic and environmental predisposition and progression.
An advocate of evidenced-based medicine, Dr. Loomba has led numerous clinical trials to help find innovative treatments for people suffering from liver illness. He also serves as the director of the Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH) Clinical Research Network at UC San Diego. Sponsored by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, the NASH Clinical Research Network aims to facilitate and perform clinical, epidemiological and therapeutic research in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis.
Dr. Loomba is widely published, having co-authored more than 150 articles. His work has appeared in Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, among others. He also reviews for many journals, including Annals of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, The American Journal of Gastroenterology, and several others.
Dr. Loomba completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at UC San Diego School of Medicine and a fellowship in hepatology at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDKD) in Bethesda, Md. He completed a residency in internal medicine at St. Luke's Hospital in St. Louis. While in residency, he was selected for his clinical and leadership abilities to serve as chief resident. Dr. Loomba earned his medical degree from the Armed Forces Medical College in Pune, India. He obtained a Master of Health Science in clinical research from Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, N.C. Dr. Loomba is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology.
He is a member of numerous professional societies, including the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, the American Gastroenterology Association, and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, among others.
- Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India
- UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA
- National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDKD), Bethesda, MD
Date Joined Staff
- American Board of Internal Medicine
Conditions and Treatments
- Chronic Liver Disease
- Chronic Hepatitis
- Scarring of the Liver (Cirrhosis)
- Hemochromatosis (Iron Overload)
- Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD)
- Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)