HMC GI Clinic

Location:
7 Maleng Building
Clinic phone:
(206) 744-3241
Attendings:

Joo Ha Hwang, GI Section Chief (jooha@uw.edu )
Anita Afzali (anitaa@medicine.washington.edu )
Bryan Balmadrid (bbalmadrid@medicine.washington.edu )
Liz Broussard (elizabethb@medicine.washington.edu )
Christina Surawicz (christinas@medicine.washington.edu )
Lisa Strate (lisas@medicine.washington.edu)
Margaret Shuhart (mshuhart@u.washington.edu)

Absences:
For planned absences (vacation, conference leave, etc.):

Joo Ha Hwang (jooha@uw.edu)

For emergency absences (sick leave, family emergency, etc.):

Joo Ha Hwang (jooha@uw.edu)

Sessions:
Wednesday afternoons, 1:00-5:00p
Thursday afternoons, 1:00-5:00p

Description

Residents will develop the skills necessary to diagnose and treat common GI diseases including chronic abdominal pain, GERD, PUD/dyspepsia, IBD, IBS, chronic diarrhea/constipation, diverticulosis, anorectal complaints, pancreatitis, and other GI conditions. Additionally, an emphasis will be placed on understanding the role of the gastroenterologist in the management of patients with GI disease.

Goals

  • Provide residents with the skills necessary to diagnose and treat common GI diseases.
  • Understand the role of the gastroenterologist in the management of patients with GI disease.

Objectives:

  • The residents should gain knowledge and skills in the following areas of GI medicine:
  • Appropriate history and physical exam in evaluation of patients with GI disease.
  • Indications for endoscopy and GI referral.
  • GI prevention: Cancer screening (colon cancer, Barrett’s esophagus).
  • Evaluation and management of patients with common GI diseases including:
    • Chronic abdominal pain
    • GERD
    • PUD/Dyspepsia
    • IBD
    • IBS
    • Chronic diarrhea/constipation
    • Diverticulosis
    • Anorectal complaints
    • Pancreatitis

Recommended Readings

  • American Liver Foundation. Chronic Hepatitis
  • American Liver Foundation. Interferon Treatment for Hepatitis B and C
  • American Liver Foundation. Chemical and Drug Induced Liver Injury
  • American Liver Foundation. Liver Biopsy
  • Hepatitis Foundation. Hepatitis A & B Vaccination
  • Hepatitis Foundation. Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis Foundation. Diet and your Liver
  • Hepatitis Foundation. Caring for your Liver
  • Seeff LB, Alter HJ. Spousal Transmission of the Hepatitis C Virus? Ann Intern Med 1994;120:807-809.
  • Washington State Department of Health. Viral Hepatitis