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Rishika Chugh


Painter, hiking fan and amateur weightlifter

About me

Pronouns: She | Her | Hers

Dr. Rishika Chugh is a gastroenterologist who cares for people with a range of digestive conditions and symptoms. She performs endoscopic procedures, such as upper endoscopy and colonoscopy, and specializes in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. She directs the UCSF Intestinal Ultrasound Clinic, where ultrasound imaging is used to assess inflammation and inform treatment decisions for patients with IBD.

In research, Chugh focuses on IBD. She has a particular interest in how intestinal ultrasound can reduce the need for colonoscopies, as well as MRI and CT scans, and an interest in women's health in the context of IBD. She has investigated novel IBD medications, looking at their safety and efficacy, and has examined how having IBD impacts pregnancy outcomes.

Chugh earned her medical degree at Sidney Kimmel Medical College. She completed a residency in internal medicine at Montefiore Medical Center, followed by a fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at Yale New Haven Hospital and a fellowship in IBD at UCSF.

  • Education

    Sidney Kimmel Medical College, MD, 2015

  • Residencies

    Montefiore Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 2018

  • Fellowships

    Yale New Haven Hospital, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 2021

    UCSF, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, 2022

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

My goal with all my patients is to improve their quality of life.

Where I see patients (4)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    88 Ratings
    About our process
    Oct 27, 2023
    The doctor was so kind and patient. I felt safe and cared for and she really helped with my issue
    Jul 22, 2023
    She was polite professional and informative. She was well prepared for this meeting.
    Jul 05, 2023
    She was amazing. Very kind treated me like a person not a disease.
    Jun 15, 2023
    Dr Chugh is very open minded and attentive She takes the time to listen and offer different options Looking forward to working with her and hopefully solving eventual problems
    Jun 13, 2023
    Excellent experience
    May 26, 2023
    Dr. Chugh is outstanding! She is very competent and compassionate. She listened to my concerns.
    Apr 28, 2023
    Ive never had a doctor know what my rare conditions are or treat me with such kindness dignity and respect. I cried tears of joy in our appointment.
    Mar 31, 2023
    Very knowledgeable
    Mar 15, 2023
    Every care provider I spoke to was awesomeI had a wonderful experience! Very very pleased.
    Feb 22, 2023
    Both providers were amazing.
    Dec 28, 2022
    Dec 24, 2022
    I had the best care ever received from a Doctor. All Doctors should be like this
    Oct 05, 2022
    I was very comfortable talking to her she listened patiently and spent time going through the background and the way forward
    Sep 14, 2022
    Rishika was great to work with. She read my report and came prepared with her questions and suggestions. She also extensively explained my diagnosis in a way that no one else had done at one medical and the ER. She also gave me an expected timeframe of how long it may take me to recover which no one else had done. She was extremely smart and factual I would give her 6 stars if possible.