Dr. Block believes that the successful practice of medicine is the most
challenging and fulfilling career choice possible. He especially enjoys
the unique personal bond between the physician and patient as they work
together to improve patient healing.
Dr. Block graduated from Washington University in St. Louis and completed
his medical training at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. He had his residency
and fellowship training in Internal Medicine at Cedars Sinai Medical Center
and UCLA. He completed his Gastroenterology fellowship at University of
He is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. In
recognition of his contributions to medical education, he was awarded
the USC Family Practice Attending Physician of the Year award and the
American Academy of Family Physicians recognition award for teaching excellence.
He has also been recognized as a Physician of Excellence by the Orange
County Medical Association and Orange Coast Magazine in 2005.
Dr. Block has held multiple leadership positions including Chief of Gastroenterology
at Mission Hospital as well as President of Mission Internal Medical Group.
He has a special interest in Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Reflux Disease.