Matthew Oman MD
“When I entered medical school, many of my classmates knew the specialty they wanted to work in; however, I had an open mind and was excited to be exposed to the various specialties of medicine. When the time came to decide, I had noticed that I was most interested and happy when encountering patients with gastroenterology and hepatology health issues. While I am fascinated with the pathophysiology and medical side of this specialty, it was the technical, hands-on, endoscopic aspect that solidified my decision. I was amazed as a medical student the first time I saw a bleeding gastric ulcer treated endoscopically. While training in fellowship, I could see how endoscopy is much more and can relieve a variety of issues and symptoms for patients, from removing a gallstone lodged in the bile duct, opening a stricture in the esophagus so a patient can swallow again or draining a cyst through endoscopic ultrasound.
“I was taught by a mentor that one of the main goals for a physician is to relieve suffering. Now, in many situations we get to see patients when they wake up from a procedure and their pain or symptom has resolved. It is a privilege to take care of patients and be a part of this challenging and incredible specialty.”
Board-Certified: Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Internal Medicine
Fellowship: Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA.
Fellowship-Trained: Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)
Residency: University of Colorado, Denver/Aurora, CO
Medical School: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Awards: Resident Consultant of the Year (Loma Linda Family Medicine), Internal Medicine Subspecialty Fellow of the Year (Loma Linda Internal Medicine)
Member: Alpha Omega Alpha, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterology Association, Southern California Society of Gastroenterology
Dr. Oman has interests in colorectal cancer prevention and diagnosis, stomach and esophageal disorders, small bowel disorders, as well as pancreas and biliary disorders, which include advanced pancreatic and biliary diagnosis and intervention (ERCP, EUS). He spends his time away from work with his wife and young son but still tries to go hiking, mountain biking and indoor rock climbing.