GI Motility Team: Back row - Christy Dunne, RN; Kai Dechape, BS; David Kunkel, MD. Front row - Sherry Henkel, RN; Ravinder Mittal, MD; Debbie Orban, RN; Jennifer Marshall, BS.
Gastrointestinal (GI) motility refers to the movement of food from the mouth through the pharynx (throat), esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines and out of the body.
The GI system is responsible for digestion. The moment you even look at food, your body starts this complicated process.
The gastrointestinal (GI) motility and physiology program at UC San Diego Health is led by Ravinder Mittal, MD and David C. Kunkel, MD.
Our dedication to research in GI motility ensures that our patients have access to the most advanced diagnostic technologies and innovative clinical therapies for these disorders.