Dr. Eric Esrailian is the Co-Chief of the Division of Digestive Diseases at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He collaborates with colleagues to oversee the development and growth of its clinical, educational, and research programs. He is also closely involved in growth strategy and strategic planning efforts for the UCLA Health System and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
He attended the University of California at Berkeley and graduated with a major in Integrative Biology and a minor in English. He subsequently graduated from the Loma Linda University School of Medicine and completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Southern California. Dr. Esrailian completed his gastroenterology fellowship at UCLA where he also obtained a Masters of Public Health degree. He is also a graduate of the Executive Program in Management from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Dr. Esrailian served on the Medical Board of California from 2010-2011 after being appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. He works to facilitate community engagement with a number of schools and departments within the UCLA campus and its Los Angeles community partners.
Dr. Esrailian is the Board Co-Chair for the Fulfillment Fund in Los Angeles, and he serves on the boards of the Hammer Museum, XPRIZE, and he is on the Chairman’s Council for the Motion Picture & Television Fund.