Laith H. Jamil, MD

Associate Director, Interventional Endoscopy


Laith H. Jamil, MD, is the associate director for Interventional Endoscopy at the Cedars-Sinai Center for Digestive Diseases. He is board-certified in gastroenterology.

Dr. Jamil's primary clinical focus is on gastroenterology and interventional endoscopy. His research interests include disease of the pancreas, pancreatic cysts, endoscopic ultrasound, endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, endoscopic management of post bariatric surgery complications and endoscopic mucosal resection of large polyps.

He has written articles on numerous subjects related to gastroenterology that have published in peer-reviewed publications such as American Journal of Gastroenterology, Gastroenterology, Gastroenterology and Endoscopy News, Hepatology, Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health and American Journal of Orthopsychiatry. Dr. Jamil is on the editorial board of the New Iraqi Journal of Medicine and a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Jamil has presented papers on endoscopy and gastroenterology at many conferences in the United States and has been a guest lecturer at numerous regional, national and international meetings.

He is a member of professional societies including the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the American Gastroenterological Association, the American Pancreatic Association, the Chaldean American Association for Health Professionals, and the International Society of Iraqi Scientists.

He has taught endoscopy to fellows in training and to practicing gastroenterologists at numerous regional and national hands-on courses, some of which he directed or co-directed. He has trained several gastroenterologists in advanced endoscopy; they now perform these procedures at leading hospitals in the United States.

Dr. Jamil earned his medical degree at the College of Medicine, Baghdad. He performed a compulsory rotating internship at the Medical City Teaching Hospital in Baghdad, an internal medicine residency during which he served as chief resident at the Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Michigan, fellowships in hepatology and liver transplant and in advanced endoscopy at the Mayo Clinic, and a gastroenterology fellowship at William Beaumont Hospital in Michigan, where he also served as a research trainee in gastroenterology and hepatology. Dr. Jamil's academic appointments include serving as a clinical instructor resident at the Michigan State University Department of Medicine, an instructor in Medicine at the Mayo Medical School in Minnesota and an assistant professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. He is an assistant clinical professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

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