Top Doctors 2021: Gastroenterology

Part of our 21st annual list of the region's best physicians

By CASTLE CONNOLLY MEDICAL LTD and Seattle Magazine Staff

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May 13, 2021

This article originally appeared in the May/June 2021 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.

John M. Inadomi, M.D.: endoscopy, colon cancer screening, UW Medicine, gastroenterology, 1959 N.E. Pacific St., floor 3, Seattle, 425-646-7777; Harborview Medical Center.

Christine Pizzute, M.D.: gastroenterology; Kaiser Permanente Capitol Hill Campus, 125 16th Ave. E., Seattle, 206-326-3050; Swedish Medical Center-First Hill Campus

Raj C. Butani, M.D.: endoscopy and colonoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease/Crohn’s, gastroesophageal reflux disease; Washington Gastroenterology, 1135 116th Ave. N.E., Suite 560, Bellevue, 425-454-4768; Overlake Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center-Issaquah Campus

Peggy D. Headstrom, M.D.: liver disease, hepatitis, ulcerative colitis, inflammatory bowel disease; The Polyclinic, Department gastroenterology, 1145 Broadway, Seattle, 206-860-4544; Swedish Medical Center-First Hill Campus, Swedish Medical Center-Cherry Hill Campus

Craig J. Pepin, M.D.: gastroenterology; The Polyclinic, Department gastroenterology, 1145 Broadway, Seattle, 206-860-4544; Swedish Medical Center-First Hill Campus, Swedish Medical Center-Cherry Hill Campus

Stephen J. Rulyak, M.D.: gastrointestinal cancer, inflammatory Bowel disease, inflammatory Bowel disease, liver and biliary disease; The Polyclinic, Department gastroenterology, 1145 Broadway, Seattle, 206-860-4544; Swedish Medical Center-First Hill Campus, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health

Cynthia W. Ko, M.D.: gastrointestinal disorders, liver disease, colon cancer screening, gallbladder disease; Digestive Health Center at UW Medical Center – Montlake, 1959 N.E. Pacific St., Seattle, 206-598-4377

Michael D. Saunders, M.D.: endoscopy, pancreatic/biliary endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound, pancreatic disease, Digestive Health Center at UW Medical Center – Montlake, 1959 N.E. Pacific St., Seattle, 206-598-4377

Richard W. Tobin, M.D.: endoscopy, colon cancer screening, gastroesophageal reflux disease, esophageal disorders; Digestive Health Clinic at Eastside Specialty Center, 3100 Northup Way, Bellevue, 425-646-7777; 

Alexandra E. Read, M.D.: gastrointestinal disorders, colon cancer screening, liver disease, transplant medicine-liver; Seattle Gastroenterology Associates, 11027 Meridian Ave. N, Suite 100, Seattle, 206-365-4492; UW Medical Center – Northwest, Swedish Medical Center-Ballard Campus

William A. Pearce, M.D., Ph.D.: endoscopic therapies; Valley Gastrointestinal Clinic, 4011 Talbot Road S., Suite 500, Renton, 425-690-3488

Diane Y. Bai, M.D.: capsule endoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer, gastrointestinal cancer; Franciscan Digestive Care Associates, 1112 Sixth Ave., Suite 200, Tacoma, 253-272-8664

Fred M. Drennan, M.D.: inflammatory bowel disease, gastrointestinal functional disorders, liver disease, digestive disorders; Virginia Mason Lynnwood Medical Center, gastroenterology, 19116 33rd Ave. W., Lynnwood, 425-712-7900

Andrew S. Ross, M.D.: gastrointestinal cancer, Barrett’s esophagus, pancreatic and biliary disease, endoscopy; Virginia Mason Seattle Medical Center, gastroenterology, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206-223-2319

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