Digestive Disease Institute
Led by Executive Director Richard Kozarek, MD, the Digestive Disease Institute at Virginia Mason is internationally renowned for bringing accomplished specialists together to create personalized, comprehensive treatment plans and optimize patient care through innovations in research, education, and a multidisciplinary approach to treatment of digestive and liver diseases. Collaboratively, gastroenterologists, hepatologists, surgeons, radiologists, oncologists and pathologists apply innovative, specialized techniques for diagnosing and treating even the most difficult cases.
Research is a core focus for the Digestive Disease Institute. Providers are actively involved in identifying promising advances and promoting translational and clinical research in digestive disease. Our investigators take discoveries made in the lab to the patient’s bedside with the hope of benefiting those living with the disease today. Currently, a wide range of clinical trials targeting the digestive tract is helping us learn about new drug treatments and procedures.