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Naveen Gara, MD


At Gastroenterology & Liver Institute, Dr Gara brings his strong academic background and unparalleled community work experience to his patients. Dr. Naveen Gara earned his Medical degree from Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam, India in 2004. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI. He then did 2 fellowships, one in Hepatology (liver diseases) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD and another in Gastroenterology at Georgetown University/Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC. During his work at Mayo Clinic Health System in Minnesota henceforth, Dr Gara performed thousands of endoscopy procedures and cared for patients with complex diseases in the community. He was on faculty as an Assistant Professor at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and then at University of California-San Diego prior to starting his own practice here. Dr Gara has published several articles in reputed medical journals, authored book chapters and continues to serve as a peer reviewer and editor for top-tier journals.

Dr Gara is passionate about conscientious patient care. Our goal is to deliver comprehensive GI & liver care in this community and to engage in meaningful clinical research that is beneficial to the patients. Dr Gara always keeps the patient's best interest in mind while ordering tests and performing procedures. At the GI & Liver Institute, we value your time and resources as our own. We strive to be at the forefront of the rapidly changing treatment landscape in GI & liver diseases by utilizing our acumen and latest technology.


Dr Gara is passionate about conscientious patient care. Our goal is to deliver comprehensive GI & liver care in this community and to engage in meaningful clinical research that is beneficial to the patients. Dr Gara always keeps the patient's best interest in mind while ordering tests and performing procedures. At the GI & Liver Institute, we value your time and resources as our own. We strive to be at the forefront of the rapidly changing treatment landscape in GI & liver diseases by utilizing our acumen and latest technology. Dr Gara firmly believes in giving a thoughtful ear to patients’ symptoms and systematically arriving at a diagnosis.


Dr Gara has hospital privileges at Palomar Health in Escondido and Pomerado Hospital in Poway. Our goal is to provide academic level care in the community. He maintains hospital privileges with University of California San Diego. He performs endoscopy procedures at Parkway Endoscopy Center in Escondido and is obtaining privileges at La Jolla Endoscopy Center as well. Owing to his work experience, Dr Gara can partner closely with the UCSD Liver Transplant program for patients in need.

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