Faculty ProfilesPriya Kathpalia, MD
San Francisco, CA 94115
Dr. Priya Kathpalia is a gastroenterologist with a special interest in esophageal and other gastrointestinal motility disorders—digestive conditions related to the passage of food and secretions. She is also trained in performing upper endoscopies, colonoscopies, esophageal manometry, pH, and SmartPill studies.
Prior to concentrating on motility disorders, Kathpalia's research focused on inflammatory bowel disease and liver diseases.
After earning her medical degree at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Kathpalia completed a residency in internal medicine at Loyola University Medical Center, where she also served as chief resident. Kathpalia then completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at UCSF, where she trained with international experts in esophagology.
Kathpalia belongs to the American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterological Association, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and Northern California Society for Clinical Gastroenterology. She is an assistant professor of medicine at UCSF and also serves as an associate program director for the GI fellowship program.
Education and Training
|Location||Degree or Training||Specialty||Date|
|Loyola University Medical Center||Internal Medicine Chief Residency||2014|
|Loyola University Medical Center||Internal Medicine Residency||2013|
|Loyola University Chicago - Stritch School of Medicine||MD||2010|
GERD, GI motility, achalasia, eosinophilic esophagitis, esophageal disorders, medical education, swallowing disorders, women's healthAwards and Honors
AztraZeneca Senior Fellow Award, American College of Gastroenterology
Honors in Bioethics, Loyola University Chicago - Stritch School of Medicine
Margaret Raiford Hano Memorial Scholarship Award, Loyola University Chicago - Stritch School of Medicine
Cum Laude, Northwestern University
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Northwestern University
Recent Articles (8)
Carlson DA, Kathpalia P, Craft J, Tye M, Lin Z, Kahrilas PJ, Pandolfino JE. The relationship between esophageal acid exposure and the esophageal response to volumetric distention. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2018 Mar; 30(3).
Mukhtar NA, Kathpalia P, Hilton JF, Lau G, Yu A, Grumbach K, Nguyen TT, Chan D, Khalili M. Provider, Patient, and Practice Factors Shape Hepatitis B Prevention and Management by Primary Care Providers. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2017 Aug; 51(7):626-631.
Velayos F, Kathpalia P, Finlayson E. Changing Paradigms in Detection of Dysplasia and Management of Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Is Colectomy Still Necessary? Gastroenterology. 2017 Feb; 152(2):440-450.e1.
Kathpalia P, Bhatia A, Robertazzi S, Ahn J, Cohen SM, Sontag S, Luke A, Durazo-Arvizu R, Pillai AA. Indwelling peritoneal catheters in patients with cirrhosis and refractory ascites. Intern Med J. 2015 Oct; 45(10):1026-31.