Top Docs 2015: Gastroenterology

By Seattle Mag July 1, 2015

This article originally appeared in the July 2015 issue of Seattle Magazine.

These doctors diagnose and treat disorders of the stomach, intestines, bowels and other organs, such as the liver, gallbladder and pancreas, as well as the esophagus

Joo Ha Hwang, M.D., section chief, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine; early detection of gastrointestinal malignancies, advanced endoscopic procedures, endoscopic therapy to treat early esophageal and gastric cancer; Harborview Medical Center, 325 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 877.520.5000; Harborview Medical Center; University of Chicago, 1997

Scott Lee, M.D., inflammatory bowel diseases (Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis); UW Medical Center, 1959 NE Pacific Ave., Seattle, 206.598.0419; UW Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Thomas Jefferson University, 1994

Kalle Kang, M.D., Overlake Internal Medical Associates–Gastroenterology, 1135 116th Ave. NE, Suite 140, Bellevue, 425.467.0150; Overlake Hospital Medical Center; New York University, 1977

Richard Kozarek, M.D., cancer, esophageal diseases, inflammatory bowel diseases; Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.6934; Virginia Mason, Seattle Children’s Hospital; University of Wisconsin, 1973

Sangik Oh, M.D., liver disease, colon cancer screening, gastroesophageal reflux; Franciscan Digestive Care Associates, 1112 Sixth Ave., Suite 200, Tacoma, 253.272.8664; 34503 Ninth Ave. S, Suite 130, Federal Way, 253.272.8664; St. Joseph Medical Center, St. Francis Hospital; Tufts University, 1995

William A. Pearce, M.D., diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, hepatology, inflammatory bowel disease; Southlake Clinic, 4011 Talbot Road S, Suite 500, Renton, 425.251.5110; Valley Medical Center; George Washington University, 1984

Craig J. Pepin, M.D., GERD, colon cancer screening, abdominal pain; The Polyclinic, 1145 Broadway, Seattle, 206.860.4544; Swedish Medical Center; University of Washington, 1995

Andrew Ross, M.D., pancreatitis, Barrett’s esophagus, early gastrointestinal cancers; Virginia Mason Medical Center, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.2319; Virginia Mason; Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 2000

Michael D. Saunders, M.D., medical director, Digestive Disease Center; gastroenterology, internal medicine; Digestive Disease Center at UW Medical Center, 1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle, 206.598.4377; UW Medical Center (University of Washington clinical professor, Division of Gastroenterology); Medical College of Wisconsin, 1993

Drew Schembre, M.D., gastroenterology, therapeutic endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound; Swedish Gastroenterology, 1221 Madison St., Suite 1220, Seattle, 206.215.4250; Swedish Medical Center; Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, 1988

Gastroenterology, pediatric

Karen F. Murray, M.D., division chief, Gastroenterology and Hepatology; hepatology, hepatitis B and C, pediatric liver diseases; Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, 206.987.2000; Seattle Children’s; Johns Hopkins University, 1990

David L. Suskind, M.D., inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), intestinal disease; Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, 206.987.2000; Seattle Children’s; Louisiana State University, 1997

Ghassan T. Wahbeh, M.D., inflammatory bowel disease (IBD); Seattle Children’s Hospital, 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, 206.987.2000; Seattle Children’s; University of Jordan, 1996


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