Our Staff at Coastal Gastroenterology

Robert Goldklang, MD

Dr. Goldklang graduated from Cornell University in 1983 with honors in biochemistry. He attended State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and graduated magna cum laude in 1987. Dr. Goldklang completed his internal medicine residency at Columbia University, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. He moved to San Diego and completed his gastroenterology fellowship at UCSD in 1992 and remained at UCSD as full time faculty through 1995. He has been practicing gastroenterology in the San Diego area since 1992, and maintains expertise in all aspects of gastroenterology.

Dr. Goldklang holds dual board certification in both internal medicine and gastroenterology. He has held leadership positions including President of San Diego GI Society and has served on the professional conduct committee of the San Diego County Medical Society.

He is a member of the California Medical Association, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American College of Gastroenterology and San Diego County Medical Society.  He formerly served as Chief of Gastroenterology at Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas.

Dr. Goldklang has been honored as one of San Diego's Top Doctors in San Diego Magazine for 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Dr. Goldklang lives in San Diego with his wife of over 20 years, his two sons and daughter.

Adrianne LaJoie, MD

Dr. LaJoie received her undergraduate degree  at the University of Miami and completed her premedical studies at UC San Diego. She then attended the Keck School of Medicine at USC in Los Angeles, California. After graduating as a Dean's Scholar, she completed her Internal Medicine residency and Gastroenterology fellowship at Scripps Clinc and Research Institute in La Jolla, California. During her time at Scripps Clinc, Dr. LaJoie  won the  awards in both clincal research and humanitarianism.

Dr. LaJoie has dual board certification in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.

Dr. LaJoie's special interests include women's gastrointestinal health, inflammatory bowel disease, and chronic liver disease. She is a member of the American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterological Association, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and is a member of the California Medical Association. Dr. LaJoie has been practicing gastroenterology since 2007.

Dr. LaJoie is a San Diego native and resides in Encinitas with her husband and two sons.

Steve DiLauro, MD

Dr. Steven DiLauro is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.  He was raised in Carlsbad and graduated from San Dieguito High School.  Dr. DiLauro received his undergraduate degree in Physiological Sciences at UCLA and his medical degree from Michigan State University in East Lansing.  He completed residency training in internal medicine at the University of New Mexico and a gastroenterology fellowship at the Scripps Clinic.

Dr. DiLauro is a member of the American Gastroenterological Association and the American College of Gastroenterology.  He has co-authored several publications and presentations for scientific journals and conferences.  He enjoys "all aspects of gastrointestinal and liver disease" with particular interest in colon cancer prevention, disorders of the esophagus, and inflammatory bowel disease. He is married and has two daughters.

Dr. DiLauro is fluent in medical Spanish.

Angelina Collins, NP

Angelina Collins is a Board Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner. She completed her undergraduate studies at The American University in Washington, DC. She received her Masters degree in Nursing from University of San Diego in 2006 and has practiced in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. She joined Coastal Gastroenterology in 2006.

Prior to becoming a Nurse Practitioner Angelina worked as a Registered Nurse at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Angelina is a member of the California Association of Nurse Practitioners and the American College of Nurse Practitioners. She has guest lectured on various nursing topics at USD. Angelina lives in North County with her husband and daughters.

Whitney Woodruff, NP

Whitney Woodruff is Board Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She recieved her Masters of Nursing from University of San Diego.

Before specializing in Gastroenterology she worked at an inpatient treatment center for eating disorders, and as a Registered Nurse at Scripps Encinitas.

Whitney can be found spending time with her family, training for local triathlons and planning her next international healthcare mission.

Jenessy Elshire, NP

Jenessy Elshire is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She received her Masters degree in Nursing from Azusa Pacific University. Prior to becoming a Nurse Practitioner, she worked as a Registered Nurse at Scripps Memorial Encinitas Hospital and Scripps Green Hospital. She completed her undergraduate studies at Chapman University where she recieved a BA in Communications, and Azusa Pacific University where she recieved a BS in Nursing.

Jenessy is a member of the California Association of Nurse Practitioners and the Sigma Theta Tau, Honor Society of Nursing.

In her free time, she enjoys writing music and scuba diving.

Anna Cardinell, NP

Anna Cardinell is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She has a background practicing in general surgery, bariatric surgery and medical oncology. She holds a Master's of Science in Nursing degree from Emory University in Atlanta which she earned in 2001 and a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Regis University in Denver which she earned in 1996. Anna is a member of the California Association of Nurse Practitioners and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

She is new to the San Diego area after relocating from Colorado with her husband and three children.