Christopher V. Almario, MD, MSHPM

Assistant Professor, Medicine

Steven Spielberg Building
8725 Alden Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90048





Christopher V. Almario, MD, MSHPM

Assistant Professor, Medicine

  • IM/Gastroenterology

Celiac Disease




Esophageal Disorders

Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)

Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Gastrointestinal Disorders

Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders (Dysmotility)


Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

The research interests of Christopher Almario, MD, MSHPM, include health services research, cost-effectiveness analysis, clinical informatics, patient-provider portals, and development of technologies that improve health care delivery.

  • Undergraduate: University of California, Berkeley, 2004
  • Medical School: Jefferson Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, 2009
  • Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2012
  • Fellowship: UCLA, 2015
  • Master's: UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, 2015
  • American College of Gastroenterology Junior Faculty Development Grant Recipient
  • American College of Gastroenterology Scholar
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Cedars-Sinai Clinical Scholars Program

Click here for a list of peer-reviewed publications.

  • Almario CV, Chey WD, Iriana S, Dailey F, Robbins K, Patel AV, Reid M, Whitman C, Fuller G, Bolus R, et al. Computer versus physician identification of gastrointestinal alarm features. Int J Med Inform. 2015;84(12):1111-1117.
  • Almario CV, May FP, Shaheen NJ, Murthy R, Gupta K, Jamil LH, Lo SK, Spiegel BM. Cost-utility of competing strategies to prevent endoscopic transmission of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae. Am J Gastroenterol. 2015;110(12):1666-1674.
  • May FP, Almario CV, Ponce NA, Spiegel BM. Racial minorities are more likely than whites to report lack of provider recommendation for colon cancer screening. Am J Gastroenterol. 2015;110(10):1388-1394.
  • Almario CV, Chey W, Kaung A, Whitman C, Fuller G, Reid M, Nguyen K, Bolus R, Dennis B, Encarnacion R, et al. Computer-generated versus physician-documented history of present illness (HPI): Results of a blinded comparison. Am J Gastroenterol. 2015;110:170-179.
  • Almario CV, Vega M, Trooskin SB, Navarro VJ. Examining hepatitis C virus testing practices in primary care clinics. J Viral Hepat. 2012;19(2):e163-169.
  • Almario CV, May FP, Ponce NA, Spiegel BMR. Racial and ethnic disparities in colonoscopic examination of individuals with a family history of colorectal cancer. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2015;13(8);1487-1495.

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