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Program Speaker

Rimma Shaposhnikov, MD

Dr. Rimma Shaposhnikov is a board certified Gastroenterologist, who is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA Division of Digestive Diseases. 

Dr. Shaposhnikov completed her undergraduate work at Yale University, earning a bachelor of science in molecular biochemistry. She obtained her medical degree from State University of New York at Buffalo. During that time, Dr. Shaposhnikov was one of six people selected by the CDC to investigate a break out of hepatitis B in Brazil. Her training in internal medicine and subsequently gastroenterology was done at USC.

Her research centered on UGI bleeding, as well as molecular markers found in polyps. After completing fellowship, Dr. Shaposhnikov joined a multispecialty group in the San Fernando Valley. Dr. Shaposhnikov joined UCLA five years ago and helped establish GI practices at the Westlake Village and Thousand Oaks locations.

She is the director of the northwest clinical practices and the newly established surgical center. She practices general gastroenterology in all its aspects, with particular interests in inflammatory bowel disease, esophageal disorders, irritable bowel syndrome and colon cancer screening. She is board-certified in both internal medicine and gastroenterology. She is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology and the American Gastroenterology Association.

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