Jim Chou, MD

Jim Chou, MD


Dr. Chou is one of the few triple board-certified physicians in gastroenterology, internal medicine and obesity medicine in all of Southern California. He completed a prestigious gastroenterology fellowship at the National Institutes of Health and University of Maryland where he gained extensive experience in clinical research and innovative treatment techniques. He completed his obesity medicine certification with the American Board of Obesity Medicine, his Internal Medicine residency at UCLA/Cedars Sinai hospital and his medical degree at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Chou has particular interest and expertise in the human gut micro biome, stomach cancer, fatty liver and weight loss. 

Prior to joining United Gastroenterologists, Dr. Chou practiced at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Panorama City and Santa Clarita.  He has now returned to Orange County, his hometown, to continue providing uncompromising care to his patients.

Dr. Chou has published research articles and is a frequent speaker at national gastroenterology meetings.  For three consecutive years, he has received the Rising Star award for Super Doctors, an honor given to the top 2% of physicians in Southern California. Beloved by his patients and fellow colleagues, Dr. Chou’s attention to individualized patient care, through communication and compassion make him a stand out among his peers.

In his free time, Dr. Chou enjoys cooking, swimming, and spending time with his family.  He is also fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

Board Certifications
American Board of Obesity Medicine, 2020
American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology
American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine

Medical Education
National Institutes of Health, University of Maryland – Gastroenterology Fellowship
Boston University School of Medicine – Medical Degree

UCLA/Cedars Sinai Hospital, Internal Medicine

Office Locations

Fountain Valley – T: (714) 962-7705 | 18111 Brookhurst St., Ste 5200, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Irvine – T: (949) 753-8844 | 15775 Laguna Canyon Rd., Ste. 240, Irvine, CA 92618

Los Alamitos – T: (562) 430-4449 | 3851 Katella Ave., Ste., 205, Los Alamitos, CA 90720

Newport Beach – T: (949) 645-1967 | 1525 Superior Ave., Ste. 212, Newport Beach, CA 92663

Orange – T: (714) 835-5100 | 1140 W. La Veta Ave., Ste. 555, Orange, CA 92868

Menifee – T: (951) 672-4149 | 29826 Haun Rd., Ste. 308, Menifee, CA 92586

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