A board-certified and fellowship-trained gastroenterologist, Brian Riff,
MD, specializes in the minimally-invasive, endoscopic treatment of diseases
of the digestive tract.
Having completed fellowships in both gastroenterology and interventional
endoscopy, Dr. Riff brings specialized training and expertise to many
of today’s most advanced treatments, including: endoluminal stenting
of the esophagus, duodenum and colon; radiofrequency ablation for Barrett's
Esophagus; endoscopic ultrasound; ERCP; and endoscopic mucosal resection.
Following medical school at Thomas Jefferson University’s Kimmel
Medical School, Dr. Riff completed his internship, residency and fellowship
in gastroenterology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania,
as well as a clinical research program at the U Penn Center for Clinical
Epidemiology and Biostatistics. He completed a second fellowship at Mount
Sinai Hospital, one of the nation’s top gastroenterology programs,
where he was chosen as the Wong-Tang Fellow in Advanced Endoscopy, a highly
competitive fellowship focused exclusively on cutting-edge endoscopic
techniques and procedures.
Dr. Riff recently returned to Orange County, where he was born and raised,
to join the medical staff of St. Jude Medical Center. While primarily
focused on outstanding patient care, he has also published original research
and book chapters on many gastrointestinal disorders. In his free time,
he enjoys spending his free time showing his wife, a native New Yorker,
all of California’s outdoor activities.