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Caroline Hwang, M.D.

Caroline Hwang, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine / Division of Gastroenterology

Keck School of Medicine of USC

Keck Hospital of USC
Healthcare Consultation II Building
1520 San Pablo Street
Phone (323) 442-5100
Fax (323) 442-5625





Areas of Treatment

  • Medical Therapy of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD):
    Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Microscopic Colitis
  • Nutritional Support and Interventions in IBD
  • Pregnancy and Fertility Issues in IBD
  • Colorectal Cancer Prevention in IBD (Chromoendoscopy)
  • Pouchitis
  • Celiac Disease
  • Recurrent Clostridium Difficile Infections


  • Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease


Dr. Caroline Hwang is a gastoenterologist with specialized training in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD).  Having trained at the IBD Center at University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) under the direction of national experts Uma Mahadevan and Fernando Velayos, Dr. Hwang has extensive background in caring for patients with complex, steroid-dependent or steroid-refractory disease, as well as working with IBD patients with pregnancy and fertility concerns.  In addition to upper endoscopy and colonoscopy, she is experienced in performing endoscopy in patients with ileoanal pouches as well as chromoendoscopy for colon cancer screening/resection of colitis-associated dysplasia.

Dr. Hwang's research interests include developing innovative nutritional interventions for the complications of IBD and identifying environmental triggers for this disease.  She has received several awards and research grants from IBD and cancer prevention organizations (Inflammatory Bowel Disease Working Group, PanCAN).  She has also authored several articles in peer-reviewed journals about micronutrient deficiencies as well as pregnancy issues in IBD.  She serves as a peer reviewer for the Inflammatory Bowel Disease journal, published by the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA).


  • Doctor of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA


  • Columbia University Medical Center, New York NY


  • University of California, San Francisco – Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Board Certification

  • Internal Medicine

Professional Society Memberships

  • American Gastroenterological Association 
  • American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • American College of Gastroenterologists
  • Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America  


  • Spanish, English, Taiwanese

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