Adventist Health Glendale Physician Named Fellow of The American Gastroenterological Association

Fellowship Honors Superior Professional Achievement in GI Field

Feb 28, 2024


James Tabibian, MD, PhD, has been named a Fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), the nation's oldest and most prestigious medical society dedicated to disorders of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.

The AGA honors superior professional achievement in clinical private or academic practice and basic or clinical research through its fellowship program. Fellowships are awarded to AGA members whose accomplishments and contributions demonstrate personal commitment to gastroenterology.

"It is an honor to receive this fellowship alongside so many distinguished GI leaders and experts around the globe," expressed Dr. Tabibian. "Alleviating digestive diseases and advancing treatments to help my patients is what I built my practice upon. I am thrilled to see that my efforts, and those of my colleagues, are appreciated by the AGA."

Dr. Tabibian leads the Interventional Gastroenterology Program at Adventist Health Glendale. He focuses on delivering high-quality endoscopic procedures, from screening colonoscopy to advanced procedures such as endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) and luminal stenting.

His clinical and research interests are in advanced and therapeutic gastrointestinal endoscopy and training the next generation of technically- and culturally competent gastroenterologists.

"AGA Fellowship recognizes AGA members with exceptional professional achievement in gastroenterology and hepatology. AGA is proud to announce the 2024 AGA Fellowship inductees who have been recognized by their peers and community as being at the forefront of our field. Congratulations to the entire group of inductees," said John Carethers, MD, AGAF, AGA Chair.

Dr. Tabibian is highly published in biomedical literature, has been awarded extramural grants, is a certified expert medical reviewer for the Medical Board of California, and holds numerous editorial positions. In January 2024, he was also named one of the Top LA Doctors of 2024 by the Los Angeles Business Journal.