Jim Chou, M.D.

Dr. Chou is a board-certified gastroenterologist who obtained his medical degree at Boston University School of Medicine.  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 is also board-certified in internal medicine and completed his Internal Medicine residency at UCLA/Cedars Sinai hospital.


Prior to joining United Gastroenterologists, Dr. Chou practiced at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Panorama City and Santa Clarita.  Beloved by his patients, Dr. Chou prides in individualized medicine and seamless communication with his patients and physician colleagues.  He is now returning to Orange County, his hometown, to continue providing uncompromising care to his patients.


Dr. Chou has particular interest and expertise in the human gut microbiome, stomach cancer, fatty liver and weight loss.  He 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.


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