Doctor Profile

Marc D. Wishingrad

Marc Wishingrad

Santa Monica Gastroenterology/an affiliate of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Network.
1919 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 200
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Santa Monica

California (CA)

Contact Contact Marc D. Wishingrad
T: 310-453-1871
F: 310-453-3910
Gastroenterology; Internal Medicine


Internal Medicine

Languages Spoken: English, French


"Listen carefully to the patient.  S/he will tell you the diagnosis."  My practice is based on this simple premise and is entirely patient-centered.

I strive to provide only the highest level care in diagnosing and treating digestive disorders--specifically those that involve the immune system and the enteric neuroendocrine system.  I do find that diet, exercise and emotional/psychological therapies are central to improving one's digestive health.

Based in Santa Monica, I care for patients at Providence Saint John's Health Center as well as Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and I have close ties with the physicians at UCLA.

Published In:

Southern California Super Doctors 2023
Southern California Super Doctors 2022
Southern California Super Doctors 2017
Southern California Super Doctors 2016
Southern California Super Doctors 2015
Southern California Super Doctors 2014
Southern California Super Doctors 2013
Southern California Super Doctors 2012
Southern California Super Doctors 2008/2009

About Marc Wishingrad

Medical School: California Los Angeles David Geffen SOM, University of

Graduation Year: 1989

Professional Webpage:

Honors and Awards:

Honored by several patients for outstanding clinical care

Circle of Friends Program, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 2021

Grant for patient treatment and research, awarded for excellence in patient care.

Charles Brewer Fiscus Foundation, California Community Foundation, 2020

Special Licenses/Certifications:

Advanced training in clinical trials, inflammatory bowel diseases, sponorsed by the Crohn's Colitis Foundation


Professional Activity:

Medical Board of California, consultant, Expert Reviewer Program


Editorial reviewed, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE).  2005-present


Serve on the FDA advisory panel for gastrointestinal drugs, 2012-2014

Consultant, FDA advisory panel for gastrointestinal drugs, 2014 to present


Community Service:

Volunteer physician, COVID-19 vaccination outreach


Volunteer physician, Los Angeles County Emergency Services


Volunteer physician, Venice Family Clinic 1996-2010

Publications, Lectures and Presentations:

Case presentation for the Psycho-Social Conference of the Division of Gastroenterology at Cedars-Sinai

Case presentation, Psycho-social GI Conference, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, 2020

co-author , Now you see it now you do not: a case of infliximab-induced vanishing bile duct syndrome, American College of Gastroenterology Case Reports Journal, 2019

Co-author, Hypoalbuminemia and bandemia predict failure of infliximab rescue therapy in acute severe colitis independent of the infliximab dose, Gastroenterology abstract, 2018

Author, Sexually transmitted esophagitis: primary herpes simplex virus type 2 infection in a healthy man, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 1999

Author, Early dysphagia after placement of a self-expanding esophageal stent: severe esophagitis mimicking luminal occlusion, American Journal of Gastroenterology, 1995

Author, Fatty liver due to heterozygous hypobetalipoproteinemia, American Journal of Gastroenterology, 1994

Other Outstanding Achievements:

Chair, Peer Review Committee, Department of Medicine, Providence Saint John's Medical Center, Santa Monica


Chair, Dept of Medicine. Providence Saint-John's Medical Center, Santa Monica


Educational Background:

Fellowship in gastroenterology, Stanford University School of Medicine, 1992-95


Internal Medicine Residency, UCLA 1990-92


UCLA School of Medicine, graduated 1989

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Additional Locations

Endoscopy Center of Santa Monica
12400 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90025

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