Laren Becker, MD

Laren Becker, MD

Gastroenterologist, Motility specialist

Bio:   I am a physician-scientist in the Division of Gastroenterology at Stanford University. My clinical and research interest has been in neurogastroenterology. Specifically, my research has been exploring the interplay between immune cells and the enteric nervous system, and evaluating how perturbations of this interaction as a result of aging disrupts gastrointestinal neuromuscular function. Ultimately, my hope is that insights from this research provide novel therapies for treating patients with motility disorders like constipation and irritable bowel syndrome.
4.6 out of 5
49 Patient Ratings
8 Patient Comments

Digestive Health Center

Digestive Health Center - Endoscopy Suite at Stanford

Digestive Health Center in Redwood City (Endoscopy Suite)

  • 450 Broadway Street
  • Pavilion A, 4th Floor
  • Redwood City, CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-736-5555
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Professional Education

  • Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (2005) MA
  • Board Certification: Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine (2009)
  • Fellowship: Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center (2009) MA
  • Internship: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (2003) MA
  • Medical Education: Albert Einstein College of Medicine (2002) NY

Honors & Awards

  • Poster of Distinction, DDW (2014)
  • Neurogastroenterology & Motility Distinguished Abstract Plenary, DDW (2013)
  • Fellowship to Faculty Transition Award, AGA (2012)
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine Medical Scientist Training Program, MSTP (1994)
  • Golden Key National Honor Society, University of California, Berkeley (1994)
  • Phi Beta Kappa, University of California, Berkeley (1994)

Administrative Appointments

  • Instructor in Medicine, Stanford University (2009 - Present)
  • Clinical and Research Fellow in Gastroenterology, Beth Israel Deaconess, Harvard Medical School (2005 - 2009)
4.6

Friendliness

4.5

Recommended to others

4.6

Explanations

4.6

Listens

4.5

Includes you in decisions

4.7

Clear Communication

4.5

Confidence in your doctor

4.4

Wait times

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

I have seen Dr. Becker since 2011 and highly recommend him. He is so smart yet also relatable. I'm delighted he's doing _____ research. I hope he's at Stanford for decades to come!

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

I even recommended Dr. Becker to my doctor. She was looking for someone for another patient.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Becker is an excellent doctor.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

I thought I would be able to email Dr. Becker through My Health directly although most often other staff responded with email & rarely did he write. This was never explained to me so I felt a bit disconnected to him as a core provider.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Wow you guys where good.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Not much help with a diagnosis, referred to another physician.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dismissive, argumentative, deferred to husband instead of directly speaking to me. Matters more about quality of time not quantity.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

After I was put into room, was almost immediately seen by Dr. Becker - did not see anyone else.

4.6 out of 5
49 Patient Ratings
8 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

I have seen Dr. Becker since 2011 and highly recommend him. He is so smart yet also relatable. I'm delighted he's doing _____ research. I hope he's at Stanford for decades to come!

SHC Patient, Apr 2016

I even recommended Dr. Becker to my doctor. She was looking for someone for another patient.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Becker is an excellent doctor.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

I thought I would be able to email Dr. Becker through My Health directly although most often other staff responded with email & rarely did he write. This was never explained to me so I felt a bit disconnected to him as a core provider.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Wow you guys where good.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Not much help with a diagnosis, referred to another physician.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dismissive, argumentative, deferred to husband instead of directly speaking to me. Matters more about quality of time not quantity.

SHC Patient, Mar 2014

After I was put into room, was almost immediately seen by Dr. Becker - did not see anyone else.