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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 graduated from Yale University with a degree in molecular biochemistry and biophysics. While at Yale, she was awarded both Dorot and Richer fellowships to pursue research opportunities both at Yale and abroad. Her research work took her to Weizmann Institue of Science, Rehovot, Israel and Oxford University in England. She then attended SUNY (State University of New York) at Buffalo School of Medicine. 

During medical school she was one of only 7 people selected by the Center for Disease Control for the Hubert fellowship to initiate projects abroad. Dr. Shaposhnikov spent more than 2 months in Brazil working along side CDC to determine causes behind spread of Hepatitis B. After completion of medical school, Dr. Shaposhnikov did both her internship and residency in internal medicine at LAC+USC medical center, in Los Angeles and continued her training in Gastroenterology and Hepatology there as well. After finishing her training, She joined Lakeside Medical Group in Burbank and established a large esophageal center with esophageal manometry and motility testing. 

In the last 5 years, Dr. Shaposhnikov has been asked to start a GI practice at UCLA Westlake as part of the UCLA expansion into Northwest valley, and serve as a lead physician. In addition, Dr. Shaposhnikov is the medical director of the UCLA surgical center in West Hills. Her main focus now is to educate her patients on the importance of screening and prevention of colorectal cancer and liver diseases. The academic appointment allows Dr Shaposhnikov to teach medical students and fellows and to continue community lectures.