Christopher V. Almario, MD, MSHPM

Assistant Professor, Medicine

Steven Spielberg Building
8723 Alden Dr., #290
Los Angeles, CA 90048





Christopher V. Almario, MD, MSHPM

Assistant Professor, Medicine

  • IM/Gastroenterology
  • General 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 digital medicine, health services research, cost-effectiveness analysis, clinical informatics, 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
  • Winnick Clinical Research Award Recipient
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Cedars-Sinai Clinical Scholars Program

Click here for a list of peer-reviewed publications.

  • Almario CV, Noah BD, Jusufagic A, Lew D, Spiegel BMR. Cost-effectiveness of biomarker tests for irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea – a framework for payers. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018. In press.
  • Menees SB, Almario CV (co-first author), Spiegel BMR, Chey WD. Prevalence of and factors associated with fecal incontinence – results from a population-based survey. Gastroenterology. 2018;154:1672-1681.
  • Almario CV, Keller MS, Chen M, et al. Optimizing selection of biologics in inflammatory bowel disease: development of an online patient decision aid using conjoint analysis. Am J Gastroenterol. 2018;113:58-71.
  • Nguyen A, Mosadeghi S, Almario CV. Persistent digital divide in access to and use of the internet as a resource for health information: results from a California population-based study. Int J Med Inform. 2017;103:49-54.
  • Almario CV, Chey WD, Khanna D, et al. Impact of National Institutes of Health Gastrointestinal PROMIS® measures in clinical practice: results of a multicenter controlled trial. Am J Gastroenterol. 2016;111:1546-56.
  • 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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