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Aparajita Singh


Expert in GI cancer prevention

Dr. Aparajita Singh is a gastroenterologist with special interests in colon cancer prevention, high-quality colonoscopy and polyp removal. As director of UCSF's gastrointestinal cancer prevention program, she draws on her expertise in caring for patients with a family history of gastrointestinal cancer, including those with Lynch syndrome (which increases colon cancer risk) or familial adenomatous polyposis (an inherited condition causing polyps in the large intestine).

As the gastroenterology division's quality improvement director, Singh is devoted to enhancing communication, as well as the quality and safety of patient care. Also passionate about medical education, she has served as director of gastrointestinal medicine clerkships and received an award for teaching excellence from the UCSF Haile T. Debas Academy of Medical Educators. She directs the gastroenterology division's grand rounds (part of medical training in which actual patient cases are discussed).

Singh earned her medical degree from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi. She completed a residency in internal medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, followed by a fellowship in gastroenterology at UCSF. She also has a master of public health degree from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she was awarded the Louis E. Goodman, MD Award.

Singh has held several leadership positions in professional associations, including vice president and president of the Northern California Society for Clinical Gastroenterology. She has received national and international honors for her work, and has served on several professional committees, including the training and professionalism committees of the American College of Gastroenterology, for which she also served as director of the annual second-year fellows course.

In her free time, Singh enjoys playing tennis and practicing yoga.

  • Education

    All India Institute of Medical Sciences, 2004

    Johns Hopkins University, MPH, 2014

  • Residencies

    Cleveland Clinic, Internal Medicine, 2008

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Gastroenterology, 2013

  • Board Certifications

    Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

I strive for shared decision making with my patients that balances their preferences, goals and values.

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    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    77 Ratings
    About our process
    Jan 28, 2023
    Dr. Singh is an outstanding GI doctor. Her Intern was well prepared and knowledgeable.
    Jan 14, 2023
    Dr. Appie Singh is FABULOUS!!! Please thank her so much from her new patient.
    Jan 14, 2023
    Dr. Singh is an excellent care provider. I have complete trust in her and I really enjoy how comfortable and valued she makes me feel as a patient. I also appreciate the concern of all other physicians working with her.
    Dec 08, 2022
    Both genetic counselor and physician were excellent and provided me with outstanding care. Having genetic disorder isn't easy and I found the care supportive and helpful. They showed genuine concern for me as person rather than just patient to be treated. Often in healthcare there is only time to treat symptoms but thankfully this center is all about prevention and helping us to stay healthy.
    Oct 29, 2022
    She was so well prepared and had great insight on my issue including not just good treatment options but also steps I could take to help with a better outcome.
    Sep 12, 2022
    I spent most of the appointment time with a resident/student. The doctor pretty much just told me what they decided.
    Mar 03, 2022
    I needed more specific information about my personal follow up to try to alleviate symptoms and I also needed more information about follow-up appointments.
    Feb 03, 2022
    Only problem was a confusion initially about which medication to prescribe but this was resolved fairly easily.
    Jun 05, 2021
    Thank you for making me feel cared for. I felt such relief when you said "Now that you're with me I'll take care of you."
    Apr 17, 2021
    Definitely one of the most helpful friendly and informed GIs I have ever seen