John C. Lipham, M.D.

Program Director, Hoag Foregut Cancer, James & Pamela Muzzy Endowed Chair in GI Cancer

  • Hoag Digestive Health Institute
  • Chief, Division of Upper GI and General Surgery, Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery, Keck School of Medicine of USC​
  • Esophageal & Gastric Surgeon​​
Phone 949-764-5350 Fax

John C. Lipham, M.D., is the Foregut Cancer Program Director and Chief of USC Affiliated Academic Programs at Hoag. He is Associate Professor of Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine at USC. Dr. Lipham’s clinical interests include the diagnosis and treatment of GERD, esophageal motility disorders, and malignant diseases of the esophagus and stomach, as well as complex general surgery issues

Dr. Lipham utilizes minimally invasive techniques (MIS) and is trained in robotic surgery.

Dr. Lipham specializes in the treatment of the following conditions:

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Barrett’s Esophagus
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gastric Cancer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gastritis
  • Dysphagia
  • Achalasia
  • Hiatial Hernia
  • Esophageal Diverticulum

Board Certified:

American Board of Surgery in General Surgery

Fellowship Training:

University of Southern California, Thoracic/Foregut Fellowship, January 2001 to July 2001

Postgraduate Training:

University of Southern California-General Surgery Residency, completed January 2001

Medical School:

Medical College of Wisconsin-M.D. degree, May, 1995

Undergraduate School:

University of California, Los Angeles-B.S.
Math/Applied Science, June 1990
Honors and Awards

James and Pamela Muzzy Endowed Chair in Gastrointestinal Cancer, Hoag Memorial Hospital

Dean’s Honors List-University of California, Los Angeles, 1989-1990

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Wisconsin Beta Chapter Medical College of Wisconsin, 1995

C.J. Berne Award for Teaching Excellence, June 2010 LAC+USC/Keck School of Medicine Faculty Teaching Award, July 2010