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Michael Kattah


Scientist and ocean enthusiast

Dr. Michael Kattah is a gastroenterologist who cares for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and other disorders involving the digestive tract. He performs upper endoscopies and colonoscopies. He is particularly interested in caring for young adults with IBD and works with pediatric gastroenterologists to help these patients transition from pediatric to adult care.

Kattah's research focuses on ways to better treat patients with IBD. He studies both Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (types of IBD) to investigate why people develop IBD and learn how to choose the best medications for individual patients. His lab uses new technologies to understand how specific genes and cell types drive IBD, with the goal of identifying less toxic, more tailored treatments.

Kattah earned his medical degree and doctorate in immunology at Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital, followed by a fellowship in gastroenterology at UCSF.

In his free time, Kattah enjoys surfing.

  • Education

    Stanford University School of Medicine, 2010

    Stanford University School of Medicine, PhD, Immunology, 2010

  • Residencies

    Brigham and Women's Hospital, Internal Medicine, 2012

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Gastroenterology, 2015

  • Board Certifications

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

It is an honor and a privilege to take care of patients while also engaging in research to better understand and treat IBD.

Where I see patients (3)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    43 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 05, 2023
    He is exceptional.
    Sep 08, 2023
    The doctors were amazing I felt so much better about how we are approaching and I feel a ton more confident that we will correctly identify what I have and find the right solutions for improvement.
    Jun 09, 2023
    He's simply a very good docter.
    Apr 20, 2023
    Dr Kattah is brilliant physician and also very supportive and caring.
    Apr 11, 2023
    Dr Kattah is the Best.
    Dec 02, 2022
    Respects if something wrong in office he just looks around.
    Nov 22, 2022
    The best health care I have ever experienced.
    Sep 25, 2022
    I'm so impressed with the care I receive
    Sep 23, 2022
    Dr. Michael Kattah is excellent in all aspects of physician-patient relations. I wish that my other providers could be so responsive and helpful.
    Sep 06, 2022
    Dr. Kattah is an outstanding and knowledgeable provider. He always takes the time to listen to my concerns and keep as part of the decision making group. He is extremely responsive on MyChart and I'm grateful to have him apart of my medical team!
    Sep 02, 2022
    Dr.Kattah is always professional and pays attention to your concerns. He is always up to date on my personal health issues even those he is not treating me for. I have referred others to him because he is the most responsive doctor I have ever worked with.
    Apr 08, 2022
    Very good doc he gets tired too.