David Padua, M.D.

David Padua, M.D.

Medical Reviewer

Dr. David Padua received his M.D. and Ph. D. from Cornell University studying breast cancer metastasis. He then completed his Internal Medicine residency and Gastroenterology fellowship at UCLA. Dr. Padua was on faculty at UCLA and his laboratory studied the genetic mechanisms of inflammatory bowel disease. In addition, he served as the associate program director for the gastroenterology fellowship for several years. Currently, Dr. Padua is a gastroenterologist with the Cedars-Sinai Medical Network.

Latest Articles by David Padua, M.D.

COVID-19 vaccine
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Could IBD Medication Reduce Your COVID Vaccine Response?

We asked a leading gastroenterologist to put the emerging research into context.

liver and hep C
Hepatitis C

Need Hep C Treatment Coverage? Here’s Help!

New medicines are highly effective—but very expensive. Learn more about coverage options if you need to take HCV drugs.

Mother explaining a j-pouch to her young daughter.
Ulcerative Colitis

Mommy, What's a J-Pouch?

How do you explain something as complex as a J-pouch to your little one when you have ulcerative colitis or another form of IBD? Here’s how one mom did it.

Man's ulcerative colitis could be triggered by eating fast food while traveling.
Ulcerative Colitis

When Food Attacks: The Gut Punches of UC

Mandy's vacation goes awry when flight delays lead to a fast-food flare-up of ulcerative colitis. Find out what she learned about traveling with UC.

Hospital patient and doctor making heart with hands.
Ulcerative Colitis

How to Navigate Your Hospital Stay With UC

Unfortunately for those of us living with ulcerative colitis, trips to the hospital or ER are often more frequent than we’d like. Here’s how to make future stays go more smoothly.

Woman holding an orange above a cutting board
GERD

Is the Food You Eat Causing Your Heartburn?

Take this quiz to test your knowledge about how food affects your acid-reflux symptoms.

stomach cramp
Ulcerative Colitis

7 UC Symptoms That Aren’t About the Bathroom

GI distress is the number one sign of ulcerative colitis, but it’s worth watching out for these other red flags, too.

cirrhosis
Hepatitis C

Watch Out for These 6 Hep C Complications

From gallstones to cancer, there are some serious complications associated with hepatitis C. We asked experts to explain what can be done to prevent them.