David Kunkel, MD
UC San Diego Health
San Diego, CA

David C. Kunkel, MD is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, where he also serves as the Associate Director of the GI Motility and Physiology Program. Dr. Kunkel’s area of research and specialized training is in GI motility and functional disorders. Dr. Kunkel received an American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (ANMS) clinical award, which he used to obtain specialized training in defecatory disorders and anorectal biofeedback therapy. He has developed the university’s anorectal biofeedback program to treat patients with pelvic floor disorders including fecal incontinence and outlet constipation. Dr. Kunkel’s research interests include irritable bowel syndrome, gastroparesis, biofeedback therapy, and breath testing. His research has been published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals, including The American Journal of Gastroenterology, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and Neurogastroenterology & Motility. He has published several high impact studies in the field of GI motility and functional disorders, including on post-infectious IBS, methane production in constipation, and use of a GLP-1 agonist for treatment of short bowel syndrome. Dr. Kunkel obtained his Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. After a year of study at the National Institutes of Health under an intramural research training award, he returned to the University of New Mexico and earned his medical degree in 2008. Dr. Kunkel completed his residency in internal medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. His fellowship in gastroenterology is from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) integrated training program in digestive diseases.

The UC San Diego Division of Gastroenterology treats patients with a wide range of gastrointestinal diseases, including: • Gastrointestinal motility disorders • Functional disorders including irritable bowel syndrome • Esophageal disorders • Liver disease • Colon cancer and polyposis syndromes • Pancreatic disease • Hepatitis • Biliary diseases • Inflammatory bowel disease • Peptic ulcer disease • Celiac sprue UC San Diego’s specialists, who are nationally and internationally recognized, have particular clinical expertise in liver transplantation, advanced endoscopic procedures, GI motility, functional disorders, celiac disease, and molecular diagnostics of gastrointestinal cancer. We are also leaders in the fields of minimally-invasive and robotic surgical techniques designed to help our patients recover more quickly and with less scarring. The division’s faculty members are engaged in clinical, basic science, and translational research to further advance the understanding and treatment of gastrointestinal disease. We look forward to working with our patients in the successful management of all GI conditions, from esophageal disorders and inflammatory bowel disease to pancreatic-biliary disorders and gastrointestinal cancers. To schedule an appointment, please call the Gastroenterology clinic at 619-543-2347.

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 The UC San Diego GI Motility and Physiology specialists are involved in numerous research studies to improve the detection and treatment of motility and functional disorders. Our research is focused on these areas: • Botox injection for outlet constipation • Esophageal motility and pain • Gastroparesis electromyography patterns to better understand the changes in the electrical pacemaker cells of the stomach • Pelvic floor disorders as they relate to fecal incontinence and constipation • Innovative approaches to anorectal biofeedback therapy • Research using non-invasive three-dimensional ultrasound imaging of the anorectum

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Epidemiology, Burden of Illness and Diagnosis

Anthony Lembo, MD

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Clinical Advances in the Management of Fecal Incontinence

Baharak Moshiree, MD

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Biofeedback Therapy

Satish Rao, MD

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Neuromodulation for the Treatment of Fecal Incontinence

Mitchell Bernstein, MD

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Fecal Incontinence: Sphincteroplasty

Andreas Kaiser, MD

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Fecal Incontinence: Epidemiology & Burden of Illness

Lucinda Harris, MD

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Dietary and Lifestyle Management of Fecal Incontinence

William Chey, MD

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A Case of Fecal Incontinence: Medical and Interventional Treatment Options

Darren Brenner, MD

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Diagnostic Testing of Fecal Incontinence

Satish Rao, MD

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Developing a Clinical Research Agenda for Fecal Incontinence

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Epidemiology, Burden of Illness and Diagnosis

Anthony Lembo, MD

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Clinical Advances in the Management of Fecal Incontinence

Baharak Moshiree, MD

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Biofeedback Therapy

Satish Rao, MD

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Neuromodulation for the Treatment of Fecal Incontinence

Mitchell Bernstein, MD

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Fecal Incontinence: Sphincteroplasty

Andreas Kaiser, MD

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Fecal Incontinence: Epidemiology & Burden of Illness

Lucinda Harris, MD

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Dietary and Lifestyle Management of Fecal Incontinence

William Chey, MD

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A Case of Fecal Incontinence: Medical and Interventional Treatment Options

Darren Brenner, MD

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Diagnostic Testing of Fecal Incontinence

Satish Rao, MD

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Optimizing Management of IBS-C and CIC

Nicholas J. Talley, MD (chair), Darren M. Brenner, MD, William D. Chey, MD, Philip S. Schoenfeld, MD

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Improving Patient Outcomes in IBS-D: New Evidence on Epidemiology, Pharmacology, and Mgmt

Lin Chang, MD (chair), William D. Chey, MD, FACG, AGAF, FACP, RFF, Mark Pimentel, MD, FRCP(C), Philip S. Schoenfeld, MD, MSEd, MSc (Epi)

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An Evidence-Based Approach to IBS and CIC: Applying New Advances to Daily Practice

Brian E. Lacy, MD (chair), Darren M. Brenner, MD, Brooks D. Cash, MD, Philip S. Schoenfeld, MD

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Beyond Gut Instincts: Applying the latest IBS advances to practice

William D. Chey, MD, Stanley A Cohen, MD, Nicholas Talley, MD, Mark Pimentel, MD, Philip S. Schoenfeld, MD

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Functional dyspepsia: A new disease model

Nick Talley, MD

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Integrating Novel Diagnostic Strategies into Practice: Key Points

Stanley Cohen, MD

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Novel Strategies for IBS-C

Mark Pimentel, MD

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Management of Severe Constipation: Dysnnergic Defecation and OIC

Philip Schoenfeld, MD

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Which Diet is Right for IBS?

William Chey, MD

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Emerging Medical Management Options for IBS-D

William Chey, MD

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Overview of IBS-C Therapies

Christine Frissora, MD

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A Primer on the Diagnosis and Management of Functional Dyspepsia

Brian Lacy, MD

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Distinguishing Celiac Disease, Non-Gluten Sensitivity and IBS

Lucinda Harris, MD

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Understanding and Managing Gastroparesis

Linda Nguyen, MD

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Opioid-Induced Bowel Dysfunction

Darren Brenner, MD

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Xpert Perspectives: New Insights into the Recognition and Management of FGIMDs 2015

Brooks Cash, MD, William Chey, MD, Mark Pimentel, MD

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Gi News Tonight: Case Discussions on Functional GI and Motility Disorders

Lawrence Schiller, MD, Lin Chang, MD, Mark Pimentel, MD, Philip Schoenfeld, MD

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An Evidence-Based Approach to IBS and CIC: Applying New Advances to Daily Practice

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Advances in IBS

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IBS News Tonight

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Gastroparesis: Diagnosis and Management

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Managing the Gastrointestinal Effects of Opioids

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Optimizing Management of IBS-C and CIC

Nicholas J. Talley, MD (chair), Darren M. Brenner, MD, William D. Chey, MD, Philip S. Schoenfeld, MD

Didactic Lecture

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Improving Patient Outcomes in IBS-D: New Evidence on Epidemiology, Pharmacology, and Mgmt

Lin Chang, MD (chair), William D. Chey, MD, FACG, AGAF, FACP, RFF, Mark Pimentel, MD, FRCP(C), Philip S. Schoenfeld, MD, MSEd, MSc (Epi)

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An Evidence-Based Approach to IBS and CIC: Applying New Advances to Daily Practice

Brian E. Lacy, MD (chair), Darren M. Brenner, MD, Brooks D. Cash, MD, Philip S. Schoenfeld, MD

Didactic Lecture

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Beyond Gut Instincts: Applying the latest IBS advances to practice

William D. Chey, MD, Stanley A Cohen, MD, Nicholas Talley, MD, Mark Pimentel, MD, Philip S. Schoenfeld, MD

Didactic Lecture

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Functional dyspepsia: A new disease model

Nick Talley, MD

Didactic Lecture

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Integrating Novel Diagnostic Strategies into Practice: Key Points

Stanley Cohen, MD

Didactic Lecture

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Novel Strategies for IBS-C

Mark Pimentel, MD

Didactic Lecture

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Management of Severe Constipation: Dysnnergic Defecation and OIC

Philip Schoenfeld, MD

Didactic Lecture

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Which Diet is Right for IBS?

William Chey, MD

Didactic Lecture

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Emerging Medical Management Options for IBS-D

William Chey, MD

Didactic Lecture

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Overview of IBS-C Therapies

Christine Frissora, MD

Didactic Lecture

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A Primer on the Diagnosis and Management of Functional Dyspepsia

Brian Lacy, MD

Didactic Lecture

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Distinguishing Celiac Disease, Non-Gluten Sensitivity and IBS

Lucinda Harris, MD

Didactic Lecture

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Understanding and Managing Gastroparesis

Linda Nguyen, MD

Didactic Lecture

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Opioid-Induced Bowel Dysfunction

Darren Brenner, MD

Didactic Lecture

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Xpert Perspectives: New Insights into the Recognition and Management of FGIMDs 2015

Brooks Cash, MD, William Chey, MD, Mark Pimentel, MD

Didactic Lecture

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Gi News Tonight: Case Discussions on Functional GI and Motility Disorders

Lawrence Schiller, MD, Lin Chang, MD, Mark Pimentel, MD, Philip Schoenfeld, MD

Didactic Lecture

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