GI physician leader to know: Dr. Richard Corlin of Southern California Medical Gastroenterology Group

Richard F. Corlin, MD, co-founded Southern California Medical Gastroenterology Group in Santa Monica in 1975, where he has been practicing ever since. He has previously served as president of the American Medical Association. He has also served a four-year term on the advisory committee to the director of the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Corlin has a professional interest in gastroesophageal reflux, constipation, hepatitis C and irritable bowel syndrome. He set up University of California Los Angeles' first gastrointestinal endoscopy unit and also served as its director. In 1979, the Governor of California appointed him to serve on the Board of Medical Quality Assurance.

Dr. Corlin earned his medical degree at Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia. He completed his internal medicine residency at Hahnemann Hospital and then completed his gastroenterology fellowship at UCLA. He also served for two years in the Heart Disease and Stroke Control Program for the United States Public Health Service.

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