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Karlee J. Ausk, M.D.

About

Professional Statement

Dr. Ausk attended medical school at the University of Washington, where she also completed Internal Medicine residency, chief residency, and fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology. She practices general gastroenterology and hepatology with a particular interest in inflammatory bowel disease and colorectal cancer screening. She believes that healthcare providers have the privilege of accompanying patients and their families through the often stressful times brought on by an illness. She strives to guide patients in making healthcare decisions considering the best evidence available tailored to their individual story.

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Education

University of Washington School of Medicine
medical school
Internal Medicine, University of Washington
residency
Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Washington
fellowship

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine
Gastroenterology
American Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine

Clinical Interests

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Amylase
  • Abnormal Bowel Movement
  • Abnormal Liver Function
  • Abnormal Stool
  • Achalasia
  • Acute Pancreatitis
  • Allergic Colitis
  • Allergic Esophagitis
  • Allergic Gastroenteritis
  • Altered Bowel Habits
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Pain
  • Anal Polyp
  • Anal Spasm
  • Anal Stenosis
  • Anal Ulcer
  • Anorectal Disease
  • Anorexia
  • Appetite Loss
  • Autoimmune Enteropathy
  • Barretts Esophagus
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Biologic Therapy For Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Bleeding Hemorrhoids
  • Blood In Stool
  • Bright Red Blood Per Rectum
  • Celiac Disease
  • Choking Sensation
  • Cholangitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cholestasis
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Chronic Pancreatitis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Clostridium Difficile
  • Colitis
  • Colonic Polyps
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colorectal Screening
  • Constipation
  • Crigler Najjar Syndrome
  • Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
  • Cystic Fibrosis - Gi Complications
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Elevated Amylase
  • End Stage Liver Disease
  • Endoscopy
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Eructation
  • Esophageal Disorder
  • Esophageal Mass
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Fatty Liver
  • Fecal Impaction
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Feeding Problems
  • Flatulence
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallbladder Polyp
  • Gastric Anomaly
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Giardiasis
  • Gluten Sensitivity
  • Graft Versus Host Disease
  • Helicobacter Pylori
  • Helminthiasis
  • Hematemesis
  • Hematochezia
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hemorrhoids With Complications
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hirschsprungs Disease
  • Hydrops Of Gallbladder
  • Idiopathic Megacolon
  • Ileitis
  • Ileoscopy
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction
  • Intractable Vomiting
  • Intussusception
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Disease
  • Malabsorption
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Liver
  • Malnutrition
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Megacolon
  • Megarectum
  • Melena
  • Nausea
  • Obstipation
  • Odynophagia
  • Pancreatic Insufficiency
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peritonitis
  • Polyposis Syndrome
  • Polyps
  • Portal Hypertensive Gastropathy
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Proctosigmoidoscopy
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Fistula
  • Rectal Hemorrhage
  • Rectal Pain
  • Rectal Polyp
  • Regional Enteritis
  • Right Lower Quadrant Pain
  • Right Upper Quadrant Pain
  • Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Small Bowel Disease
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Stomach Pain
  • Swallowing Problem
  • Tenesmus
  • Traveler's Diarrhea
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Vomiting
  • Whipple Disease
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Personal Interests

When not at work, Dr. Ausk is usually spending time with her husband and two young children. She also enjoys cooking, dining out, running, reading, and attending Husky sporting events.
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Languages

  • English

Practice Locations

Karlee J. Ausk practices at two locations

Swedish Gastroenterology
1221 Madison Street
Suite 1220
Seattle, WA 98104
Swedish Gastroenterology - Ballard
5350 Tallman Avenue Northwest
Suite 520
Seattle, WA 98107
Affiliated Facilities
  • Swedish Cherry Hill
  • Swedish Edmonds
  • Swedish First Hill
Medical Groups
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