Top Doctors 2018: Gastroenterology

Part of our 18th annual list of the region's best physicians

By Edited by Virginia Smyth

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March 1, 2018

This article originally appeared in the April 2018 issue of Seattle Magazine.

This article appears in print in the April 2018 issue, as part of the Top Doctors cover story. Click here to subscribe.

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.

Diane Y. Bai, M.D., capsule endoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease, colon and gastrointestinal cancer; Franciscan Digestive Care Associates, 1112 Sixth Ave., Suite 200, Tacoma, 253.272.8664; St. Joseph Medical Center; University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, 2000 

Raj Butani, M.D., endoscopy and colonoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease/Crohn’s, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD); Washington Gastroenterology, 1135 116th Ave. NE, Suite 560, Bellevue, 425.467.0150; Overlake Hospital Medical Center; Medical College of Pennsylvania, 1996 

Sujoy K. Ghorai, M.D., gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), colonoscopy/polypectomy/PillCam, liver disease; Western Washington Medical Group, Gastroenterology, 4225 Hoyt Ave., Suite A, Everett, 425.259.3122; Providence Regional Medical Center Everett; Medical College of Virginia, 1996 

Michael Gluck, M.D., pancreatic/biliary endoscopy (ERCP), inflammatory bowel disease, pancreatic and biliary disease; Virginia Mason, Gastroenterology, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.2319; Virginia Mason Medical Center; University of California, Los Angeles, David Geffen School of Medicine, 1981 

Peggy D. Headstrom, M.D., upper endoscopy and colonoscopy, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis; The Polyclinic, Gastroenterology, 1145 Broadway, Seattle, 206.860.4544; Swedish Medical Center–First Hill; University of Washington School of Medicine, 1999 

10 Years  Michael B. Kimmey, M.D., pancreatic/biliary endoscopy (ERCP), endoscopic ultrasound, inflammatory bowel disease; CHI Franciscan Digestive Care Associates, 4700 Point Fosdick Drive NW, Suite 308, Gig Harbor, 253.858.5433; St. Joseph Medical Center; Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, 1979 

16 Years Richard A. Kozarek, M.D., pancreatic disease, pancreatic/biliary endoscopy (ERCP), inflammatory bowel disease; Virginia Mason, Gastroenterology, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.2319; Virginia Mason Medical Center; University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, 1973 

Alexander Kuo, M.D., liver transplant medicine, liver failure, hepatitis B and C; Virginia Mason, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.2319; Virginia Mason Medical Center; University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, 2001 

Scott D. Lee, M.D., inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis/Crohn’s, endoscopy; Digestive Health Center at University of Washington Medical Center, 1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle, 206.598.4377; University of Washington Medical Center; Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, 1994 

James Z. Mu, M.D., gastrointestinal and liver disorders, gastrointestinal endoscopy; Western Washington Medical Group, Gastroenterology, 4225 Hoyt Ave., Suite A, Everett, 425.259.3122; Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, EvergreenHealth-Monroe; West China University of Medical Sciences, 1984 

Alexandra E. Read, M.D., liver transplant medicine, colon cancer screening; Seattle Gastroenterology Associates, 11027 Meridian Ave. N, Suite 100, Seattle, 206.365.4492; Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center; Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, 1983 

Michael D. Saunders, M.D., pancreatic/biliary endoscopy (ERCP), endoscopic ultrasound, pancreatic disease; Digestive Health Center at University of Washington Medical Center, 1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle, 206.598.4377; University of Washington Medical Center; Medical College of Wisconsin, 1993 

Drew B. Schembre, M.D., endoscopic mucosal resection, biliary disease, endoscopic ultrasound and pancreatic/biliary endoscopy (ERCP); Swedish Gastroenterology, Arnold Pavilion, 1221 Madison St., Suite 1220, Seattle, 206.215.4250; Swedish Medical Center–First Hill; University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 1988 

 

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