jonah essers md

Jonah B. Essers, MD, MPH


Specialties
  • Pediatric gastroenterology
Accepting New Patients
751 NE Blakely Drive
5th Floor
Issaquah, WA 98029
425-313-7088
425-313-7173
1101 Madison
Madison Tower, Suite 800
Seattle, WA 98104
206-215-2700
206-215-2702

General Information


Biography
Originally from Washington D.C., Dr. Jonah Essers completed his medical degree at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He then moved back to his hometown of Washington D.C. for his pediatric residency at Children’s National Medical Center, and went on to complete a pediatric gastroenterology fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Essers also obtained a Master’s in Public Health at Harvard University during his in Boston. At Harvard, Dr. Essers began studying the genetic underpinnings for pediatric inflammatory bowel disease under the mentorship of Dr. Mark Daly at the Broad Institute. He received the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) Research Fellowship Award as a senior fellow. This funding that helped Dr. Essers secure a faculty position at Boston Children’s, and allowed him to focus his efforts on his research. Dr. Essers spent four years working on understanding how genes play a role in dictating clinical behaviors in IBD. Dr. Essers joined the staff at Swedish Medical Center in 2012, and currently practices pediatric gastroenterology at Swedish. He is proud to be a part of the IBD Center at Swedish and particularly enjoys the challenging but very successful IBD transition program where older children with IBD transition to adult GI doctors for the next phase of their life. In the Northwest, Dr. Essers is on the CCFA medical advisory committee. He is a regular speaker at CCFA sponsored events. He also loves volunteering at Camp Oasis.
Specialties
  • Pediatric gastroenterology
Education Background
Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2003
Residency: George Washington University Childrens National Medical Center
Fellowship: Harvard University, Childrens Hospital Boston
Languages
  • English
  • Hebrew
Professional Associations
NASPGHAN, CCFA
Personal Interests
Guitar, cooking, outdoor activities

Clinical Experience

Specialties
  • Pediatric gastroenterology
Clinical Interests
  • Gastroenterology
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology Specialists

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
 

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.7 out of 5 (32 Ratings, 2 Comments)

100

08/17/2015
All I can say is thank you. Great doctor, very caring.
100

07/21/2015
Dr Essers understood the issues and has a treatment plan in place that I feel will work. YAY
751 NE Blakely Drive
5th Floor
Issaquah, WA 98029
425-313-7173
1101 Madison
Madison Tower, Suite 800
Seattle, WA 98104
206-215-2702
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