Dr. Priya Kathpalia is a gastroenterologist with a special interest in esophageal and other gastrointestinal motility disorders – conditions related to secretions and how food passes through the digestive tract. Her training includes performing colonoscopies, polypectomies (polyp removal) and endoscopies of the upper digestive tract.
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, serving as chief resident. She then completed a fellowship in gastroenterology at UCSF, where she trained with international experts in the study of the esophagus.
Kathpalia belongs to the American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterological Association, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and Northern California Society for Clinical Gastroenterology.
In her free time, Kathpalia enjoys traveling, photography and tennis.