Patrick Avila, MD, MPH

Advanced Endoscopy, 2020 - , University of California, San Francisco
Gastroenterology, 2019 - , University of California, San Francisco
Internal Medicine, 2016 - , Brigham and Women’s Hospital
MD, 2013 - , Stanford University School of Medicine
MPH, 2012 - , University of California, Berkeley
Honors and Awards
  • American College of Gastroenterology Young Physician Leadership Scholars Program, 2020
  • UCSF Department of Medicine Fellowship Leadership Cohort, 2019
  • Most Outstanding Fellow, UCSF Division of Gastroenterology, 2017
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2011
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, 2007
  1. Kouanda A, Mclean R, Faggen A, Demissie E, Balassanian R, Kamal F, Avila P, Arain M, Dai SC, Munroe C. Telecytology versus in-room Cytopathologist for Endoscopic Ultrasound Fine Needle Aspiration or Biopsy of Solid Pancreatic Lesions. Gastrointestinal endoscopy 2022. PMID: 36252871

  2. Glencer, Alexa; Kirkwood, Kim; Schwertner, Adam; Keller, Cody; Arain, Mustafa; Avila, Patrick; Hovsepian, David M.. Digestive Disease Interventions Multidisciplinary Management of Postoperative Pancreatic Fistula 2021. PMID:

  3. Rudrapatna VA, Glicksberg BS, Avila P, Harding-Theobald E, Wang C, Butte AJ. Accuracy of medical billing data against the electronic health record in the measurement of colorectal cancer screening rates. Volume 9 of Issue 1. BMJ open quality 2020. PMID: 32209595

  4. Ko MS, Rudrapatna VA, Avila P, Mahadevan U. Safety of Flexible Sigmoidoscopy in Pregnant Patients with Known or Suspected Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Digestive diseases and sciences 2020. PMID: 32034603

  5. Avila P, Holmes I, Kouanda A, Arain M, Dai SC. Practice patterns of post-ERCP pancreatitis prophylaxis techniques in the United States: a survey of advanced endoscopists. Gastrointestinal endoscopy 2019. PMID: 31743690

  6. Abougergi MS, Avila P, Saltzman JR. Impact of Insurance Status and Race on Outcomes in Nonvariceal Upper Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage: A Nationwide Analysis. Journal of clinical gastroenterology 2019. PMID: 28858945

  7. Issaka RB, Avila P, Whitaker E, Bent S, Somsouk M. Population health interventions to improve colorectal cancer screening by fecal immunochemical tests: A systematic review. Preventive medicine 2018. PMID: 30367972

  8. Bendavid E, Avila P, Miller G. United States aid policy and induced abortion in sub-Saharan Africa. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2011. PMID: 22271944