Central California Faculty Medical Group (CCFMG) and its University Centers of Excellence are now Inspire Health Medical Group.

Richard Quan, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Richard Quan, MD, is board certified in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition from the American Board of Pediatrics.

Dr. Quan obtained his medical degree from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine after attending Stanford University. Upon completion of his medical degree, Dr. Quan went on to do an internship and residency at Children’s Hospital at the University of Alabama. Dr. Quan was then a fellow in Gastroenterology in the Department of Pediatrics at Stanford University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Division of Gastroenterology in the Department of Medicine also at Stanford University.

Dr. Quan has extensive experience in pediatric gastroenterology, as evidenced by his many years in the field. He was Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology Nutrition in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Nevada School of Medicine for eight years, as well as UC Davis, and has been an attending physician in Spokane, Washington; Madera, California; and Greensboro, North Carolina. Prior to this, Dr. Quan was a Medical Officer in Clinical Research and Review for the Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition for the Food & Drug Administration in Washington, D.C.

In his years of experience, Dr. Quan has participated in several research projects including research on the development of intestinal disaccharides, the effect of nutrition on intestinal disaccharides, the effects of dietary nucleotides on intestinal recovery after an injury from radiation, and more. He is active in the medical community as a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Gastroenterological Association and a member of the North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology.

Dr. Quan is also highly accomplished in the gastroenterology field having received the Dean’s Fellowship award at Stanford University in 1984, and in 2000 he received an FDA Commendation for his contributions to the Ephedra Project. In 2001, Dr. Quan was awarded an FDA Team Award for Infant Formula because of his analysis of infant formula studies.

If you walked into Dr. Quan’s office, the first thing you’ll see is his cartoon tie collection, which helps puts his patients at ease during their visits. When Dr. Quan isn’t taking care of patients or reading up on the latest studies in pediatric gastroenterology, you can find him teaching residents, medical students, nurses, and anyone who wants to know about nutrition and pediatric gastroenterology.

Education and Training

  • Gastroenterology Postdoctoral Fellowship – Stanford Medical Center – Stanford, CA
  • Gastroenterology Fellowship – Stanford Medical Center – Stanford, CA
  • Internship & Residency –  University of Alabama – Children’s Hospital –Birmingham, AL
  • Doctor of Medicine – University of South Alabama – Mobile, AL
  • Bachelor of Arts, Human Biology – Stanford University – Stanford, CA

Licensure & Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics Certified
  • Pediatric GI & Nutrition — American Board of Pediatrics Certified
  • California State Medical License
  • South Carolina State Medical License
  • North Carolina State Medical License

Department Affiliations