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"Keeping the Promise: A Journey of Healthcare and Human Rights" - 2017 Lester Breslow Distinguished Lecturer, Eric Esrailian, MD, MPH

Eric Esrailian, MD, MPH

Dr. Eric Esrailian is the Co-Chief of UCLA’s Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases and the Lincy Foundation Chair in Clinical Gastroenterology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Prior to this he served on the Medical Board of California from 2010 to 2011 after being appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. In addition to obtaining his MPH from the Fielding School of Public Health, Dr. Esrailian completed his gastroenterology fellowship at UCLA and is a graduate of the Executive Program in Management from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. He is closely involved in growth strategy and strategic planning efforts for UCLA Health and is actively working on behalf of the university and the Chancellor's office to facilitate community engagement with a number of schools and departments within the campus and its Los Angeles community partners. He is also the lead producer of “The Promise,” a recently released feature film set during the Armenian Genocide that includes a social impact campaign. Additionally, he produced “Intent to Destroy,” a documentary about Armenian Genocide denial and depiction, which recently premiered at the TriBeCa Film Festival. In the course of a dynamic career devoted to helping people through health care, education, fundraising, innovation, philanthropy, filmmaking for social impact, and human rights activism, Dr. Esrailian has rapidly established himself as a unique type of influencer.

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June 2017
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