Priya Kathpalia


Esophageal specialist and amateur photographer

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.

  • Education

    Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, 2010

  • Residencies

    Loyola University Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 2014

  • Fellowships

    UCSF Medical Center, Gastroenterology, 2017

  • Board Certifications

    Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

  • Languages



I sincerely strive to treat my patients as if they were my own family members.

Clinics I work with

Endoscopy at Mount Zion

1600 Divisadero St., First Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115

Endoscopy at Parnassus

505 Parnassus Ave., Room L-103
San Francisco, CA 94143-1007

Esophageal Motility Center

1701 Divisadero St., Suite 120
San Francisco, CA 94115

Gastroenterology at Mount Zion

1701 Divisadero St., Suite 120
San Francisco, CA 94115

Gastroenterology at Parnassus

350 Parnassus Ave., Suite 410
San Francisco, CA 94143

Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Center of Excellence

400 Parnassus Ave., B1 Plaza Level
San Francisco, CA 94143

My reviews


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Explained things in a way that was easy to understand
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Did the doctor pay attention to your concerns
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Gave easy to understand instructions about taking care of health problems or concerns
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Knew the important information about your medical history
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The provider showed respect for what you had to say
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The provider spent enough time with me
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