About Mark Pimentel, MD, FRCPC
Director, GI Motility Program; Director, GI Motility Laboratory
Mark Pimentel, MD, FRCPC is Director of the Gastrointestinal Motility
Program and Laboratory at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Pimentel
also serves as Assistant Professor in Residence for the David Geffen
School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles
Board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology, Dr. Pimentel
has been awarded various investigator-driven grants related to gastrointestinal
motility. His primary research interests involve irritable bowel
syndrome and its relationship to small intestinal motility and bacterial
overgrowth. Other interests include gastric motility in diabetes.
Dr. Pimentel is a member of several professional organizations,
including the Medical Council of Canada, American Gastroenterological
Association and American College of Gastroenterology. He has written
articles for such peer-reviewed publications as the Archives of
Internal Medicine, American Journal of Gastroenterology, Journal
of Clinical Gastroenterology and Digestive Diseases and Sciences.
Dr. Pimentel received his bachelor's and medical degrees from the
University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. He completed his internal
medicine residency at the University of Manitoba Health Science
Center. His fellowship in gastroenterology is from the UCLA Integrated
Training Program in Los Angeles.