Top Doctors 2020: Gastroenterology

Part of our 20th annual list of the region's best physicians
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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; CHI Franciscan St. Joseph Medical Center

Raj Butani, M.D., endoscopy and colonoscopy, colon cancer screening, peptic ulcer and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD); Washington Gastroenterology, 1135 116th Ave. NE, Suite 560, Bellevue, 425.454.4768; Overlake Medical Center

Fred M. Drennan, M.D., inflammatory bowel disease, digestive and gastrointestinal functional disorders, liver disease; Virginia Mason Lynnwood Medical Center, Gastroenterology, 19116 33rd Ave. W, Lynnwood, 425.712.7900; Virginia Mason Medical Center

Michael Gluck, M.D., pancreatic/biliary endoscopy (ERCP), inflammatory bowel disease, eosinophilic esophagitis; Virginia Mason Medical Center, Gastroenterology, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.2319; Virginia Mason Medical Center

Peggy D. Headstrom, M.D., liver disease, hepatitis, ulcerative colitis; The Polyclinic Broadway, Gastroenterology, 1145 Broadway, Seattle, 206.860.4544; Swedish Medical Center–First Hill, Swedish Medical Center–Cherry Hill

John M. Inadomi, M.D., colorectal cancer, esophageal adenocarcinoma, colonoscopy/polypectomy; Digestive Health Center at the University of Washington Medical Center, 1959 NE Pacific St., Seattle, 425.646.7777; Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medical Center

Craig Pepin, M.D., gastrointestinal disorders, liver disease; The Polyclinic Broadway, Gastroenterology, 1145 Broadway, Seattle, 206.860.4544; Swedish Medical Center–First Hill, Swedish Medical Center–Cherry Hill

Alexandra E. Read, M.D., gastrointestinal disorders, colon cancer screening, liver disease; Seattle Gastroenterology Associates, 11027 Meridian Ave. N, Suite 100, Seattle, 206.365.4492; Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center–Ballard

Andrew Ross, M.D., gastrointestinal cancer, Barrett’s esophagus, pancreatic and biliary disease; Virginia Mason Medical Center, Digestive Disease Institute, 1100 Ninth Ave., Seattle, 206.223.2319; Virginia Mason Medical Center

Stephen J. Rulyak, M.D., gastrointestinal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, liver and biliary disease; The Polyclinic Broadway, 1145 Broadway, Seattle, 206.860.4544; Swedish Medical Center–First Hill, Virginia Mason Medical Center

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

Richard W. Tobin, M.D., colon cancer prevention, gastroesophageal reflux and esophageal motility; Digestive Health Clinic at Eastside Specialty Center, 3100 Northup Way, Bellevue, 425.646.7777; University of Washington Medical Center

 

Credentials
A guide to the abbreviations used in this list to indicate medical and professional degrees:

DMD Doctor of Dental Medicine
D.O. Doctor of Osteopathy
MBA Master of Business Administration
MBChB Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (U.K. and other countries outside the U.S.)
M.D. Doctor of Medicine
MPH Master of Public Health
MSCE Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology
MS/MSCI Master of Science (many countries outside the U.S.)
Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy (doctorate)
Each physician’s primary practice location is listed after their specialties; additional hospital affiliations follow.

* One asterisk after a physician’s name means the physician is not seeing new patients, but may refer within the department, group or practice.
** Two asterisks mean that the physician is not seeing new patients, but can take new patients by referral. The doctor may also take relatives of current patients.

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Part of our 20th annual list of the region's best physicians