Paul J. Korc, MD

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Paul J. Korc, MD



  • Hoag Physician Partners
  • Hoag Specialty Clinic


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About Dr. Korc

Paul J. Korc, M.D. serves as medical director of the Hoag GI Lab and is a board-certified gastroenterologist with fellowship training in advanced endoscopic procedures. After completing his residency and fellowship at USC, he went on to spend a year at Indiana University, one of the nation’s top programs for biliary and pancreatic disorders. There, he received training in endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), gaining extensive experience in the management of complex cases. Dr. Korc’s expertise also includes removal of large polyps and early stage cancers of the gastrointestinal tract, using endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) and endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD). He spent time in Seoul, Korea learning ESD, a cutting-edge technique in which pre-cancerous lesions and superficial cancers are removed en bloc (in one piece), avoiding the need for surgery. Additionally, Dr. Korc performs peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM), a specialized procedure that restores the ability to eat and drink for people with achalasia, an esophageal motility disorder. Dr. Korc brings to Hoag his expertise in these procedures, some of which are available at only a handful of medical centers in Southern California. Dr. Korc offers patients compassionate, personalized care along with the very best advances in endoscopic treatment.


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National Provider ID (NPI): 1922243161


Board Certification

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine
  • Medical Education - Temple University School of Medicine (Medical Doctor)
  • Internship - LAC-USC Medical Center - Graduate Medical Education (Internal Medicine)
  • Residency - LAC-USC Medical Center - Graduate Medical Education (Gastroenterology)
  • Fellowship - LAC-USC Medical Center - Graduate Medical Education (Gastroenterology)


  • Hoag Physician Partners
  • Hoag Specialty Clinic

Area of Focus

  • Gastroenterology