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Richard A. Kozarek, MD
Richard A. Kozarek, MD
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Digestive Disease Institute
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Colorectal Cancer

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Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center


Hospital & Seattle Medical Center  (206) 223-2319

Gastroenterology, Cancer, Esophageal Diseases, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Pancreatic & Biliary Tract Disease

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty in Gastroenterology
Fellow, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Joined VM - January 1983

Special Interest(s)
Therapeutic endoscopy, pancreaticobiliary disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, research on gastrointestinal disorders and endoscopic technology

University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, 1973

Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 1974

Internal Medicine, Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix, 1976

Gastroenterology, Phoenix Veterans Administration Medical Center, University of Arizona, Phoenix and Tucson, 1978

On Patients
"Most illness can be adequately diagnosed, but not all illness is curable. My job as a physician is to diagnose the cause of patient signs and symptoms and cure with behavior modification, medication or the least invasive form of surgery. Or, if a cure is not possible, I try to improve the patient’s symptoms to the best of my ability."

On Virginia Mason
"Virginia Mason is the best in the West."

Professional Activities and Awards

Clinical Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine, Past President, World Gastroenterology Organization, Past President, Society for Gastrointestinal Intervention; Past President, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy; ASGE Rudolf V. Schindler Award, 2005, included in Seattle magazine’s Top Doctors list for the past 10 years.

Curriculum Vitae
Richard A. Kozarek, MD - Curriculum Vitae

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