Elias Tarakji MD

Elias Tarakji, MD


Dr. Elias Tarakji received his residency, chief residency, and fellowship training at Wayne State University, School of Medicine, and The Detroit Medical Center. He has been practicing gastroenterology since 1996. His special interests include advanced endoscopic procedures and screening colonoscopies. He is highly experienced in treating gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), swallowing problems, ulcer disease, inflammatory bowel disease, and biliary disorders. Dr. Tarakji is particularly interested in the early detection and prevention of colon cancer by screening colonoscopy and polyp removal.

Dr. Tarakji is the Medical Director of Valley Digestive Health Center, our endoscopy center in Arcadia. He chaired the Gastroenterology Section and the Department of Medicine at Arcadia Methodist Hospital. Currently, he is the Secretary Treasurer of Medical Staff at Methodist Hospital.

Dr. Tarakji sees his patients at two convenient locations in Arcadia and Glendora. Additionally, he performs his endoscopic procedures at Valley Digestive Health Center in Arcadia and Arcadia Methodist Hospital. Both of these facilities are highly recognized for delivering excellence in healthcare.

Treatment Philosophy
Dr. Tarakji thrives to deliver the highest quality of digestive disease care to his patients in the most comfortable patient centered environment. He is focused on educating his patients and their families about their digestive health conditions and guiding them through diagnosis and treatment plans that often include endoscopy as well as dietary and lifestyle modifications.
Specialties and Services
  • Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (Colonoscopy, Upper Endoscopy)
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Interventional Biliary Endoscopy (ERCP)
  • Hemorrhoidal Banding
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Online Video Visits
Online Video Visits
Dr. Elias Tarakji is able to offer online tele-health services for patients who want to see or speak to the provider from the comfort of their home. Please contact our office at 626.359.3330 to schedule an appointment.
  • English
  • Arabic
Education & Training
  • Fellowship: Wayne State University
  • Residency: Wayne State University
  • Master of Public Health: Tufts Public Health
Professional Affiliations
  • Fellow of American College of Gastroenterology
  • Member of American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Arcadia Office
488 E. Santa Clara St., Suite 203
Arcadia, CA 91006
Phone: (626) 359-3330
Fax: (844) 406-5406

Glendora Office
552 W. Foothill Blvd., Suite 200
Glendora, CA 91741
Phone: (626) 963-2490
Fax: (844) 406-5407