Ernest F. Ribera, M.D. Burlingame Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Ernest Ribera, M.D.

Gastroenterology & Hepatology located in Peninsula, Burlingame, CA
Meet Ernest Ribera, M.D.
Board Certified Gastroenterologist


Ernest Ribera, MD, is a board-certified gastroenterologist with more than 30 years of experience. He heads the team at his private practice, Ernest F. Ribera, M.D. - Burlingame Gastroenterology and Hepatology, in Burlingame, California. His fellowship in Gastroenterology included training at the Naval Medical Center, San Diego, UCSD, and UCSF. He also served as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Stanford University Medical School for over 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 the professional staff at Mills-Peninsula Hospitals and has previously served as Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine. He has served as the gastroenterologist for the Samaritan House Clinic since its inception and also supports Operation Access patients. He also served as the Medical Director for Mid-Peninsula Endoscopy Center for six years.

Dr. Ribera is the 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 on the same floor as his office in Burlingame. This endoscopy center is recognized for quality and safety by the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. MPEC is the first endoscopy center in the Bay Area to provide the Medtronic AI technology for colonoscopy. 

Dr. Ribera and his wife Maria are the proud parents of four children and four grandchildren.