Welcome to the Gastroenterology Practice of Ernest F. Ribera MD
Gastroenterology involves the study, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, pancreas, and liver. The GI tract consists of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and colon.
Dr. Ribera is a board certified gastroenterologist with more than 20 years of experience. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Naval Medical Center, San Diego. His fellowship in Gastroenterology included training at the University of California, San Diego and at the University of California, San Francisco. He also served as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Stanford University Medical School for over ten years.
Dr. Ribera graduated from the University of Notre Dame and participated in track and cross country. He attended medical school at the College of Human Medicine of Michigan State University. While there, he was awarded the Armed Forces Health Professions scholarship.
Dr. Ribera is currently on the professional staff at Mills-Peninsula Hospitals, and has previously served as Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine. He sits on the Nominating Committee and the Executive Committee at Peninsula Hospital. He has served as the gastroenterologist for the Samaritan House Clinic since its inception.
Dr. Ribera is past president of the Northern California Society for Clinical Gastroenterology. He is also a retired Captain in the Medical Corps of the United States Navy.
Most of the upper endoscopy and colonoscopy procedures performed by Dr. Ribera are done at the Mid-Peninsula Endoscopy Center, which is located on the same floor as his office in Burlingame. This endoscopy center is recognized for quality and safety by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
Dr. Ribera and his wife Maria are the proud parents of four children and three grandchildren.