Welcome to the Gastroenterology Practice of Ernest F. Ribera MD
Gastroenterology involves the study, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, pancreas, and liver. The GI tract consists of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and colon.
Dr. Ribera is a board certified gastroenterologist with more than 20 years of experience. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Naval Medical Center, San Diego. His fellowship in Gastroenterology included training at the University of California, San Diego and at the University of California, San Francisco. He has served as a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego. He also served as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Stanford University Medical School for some ten years.
Dr. Ribera graduated from the University of Notre Dame and participated in track and cross country. He attended medical school at the College of Human Medicine of Michigan State University. While there, he was awarded the Armed Forces Health Professions scholarship.
Dr. Ribera is currently on staff at Mills-Peninsula Hospitals, and has previously served as Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine. He has been Chair of the Nominating Committee to the Executive Committee at Peninsula Hospital for the past several years. Dr. Ribera serves on the Community Advisory Committee of the Peninsula Clergy Network. He has served as the gastroenterologist for the Samaritan House Clinic since its inception.
Dr. Ribera is past president of the Northern California Society for Clinical Gastroenterology. He is also a retired Captain in the Medical Corps of the United States Navy.
Most of the upper endoscopy and colonoscopy procedures performed by Dr. Ribera are done at the Mid-Peninsula Endoscopy Center, which is located one floor above his office in the Mills Medical Arts building in San Mateo. This endoscopy unit was recognized for quality and safety by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy in 2010. Dr. Ribera provides inpatient care at Mills-Peninsula Medical Center in Burlingame. Mills-Peninsula Health Services ranks in the top 5% of US hospitals for excellence in gastrointestinal care and surgery.
Dr. Ribera resides on the Peninsula with his family. He and his wife Maria are the proud parents of four children and one grandson.