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Kris V. Kowdley, M.D.

About

Professional Statement

Kris V. Kowdley MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, FAASLD is Director of the Liver Care Network, and Organ Care Research at Swedish Medical Center located in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Kowdley received his BS in Biology and Anthropology as a member of the Dean's List at Columbia University, and his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency at Oregon Health Science University and a Fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Kowdley is recognized as a world-renowned leader in the field of hepatology, and has presented his research on liver diseases at more than 135 national and international meetings and scientific symposia. He is the author of over 375 articles, book chapters, reviews and commentaries in professional publications. Dr. Kowdley also maintains an active practice in hepatology and has interests and expertise in specialized genetic liver diseases, fatty liver disease, viral hepatitis, and cholestatic liver diseases.

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Accepts 43 Insurance Plans

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  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Aetna PPO
  • Amerigroup Amerivantage Dual Coordination
  • Amerigroup Amerivantage HMO
  • Amerigroup Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • Beacon Health Options PPO (Behavioral Health)
  • CHPW Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • CHPW Medicare Advantage
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Cigna PPO
  • Coordinated Care Ambetter HMO
  • Coordinated Care Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • Coventry/First Health PPO
  • First Choice PPO
  • HealthSmart (Interplan) PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage
  • Humana PPO
  • Kaiser (Contract Limitations)
  • Medicaid of Washington
  • Medicare
  • Molina Exchange HMO
  • Molina Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • Molina Medicare Advantage
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Optum
  • PacMed USFHP
  • Premera Heritage
  • Premera Heritage Signature
  • Premera Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Providence Health Plan Medicare Advantage
  • Regence MedAdvantage PPO
  • Regence PPO
  • TRICARE
  • Triwest VAPC3/Choice Card
  • United Behavioral Health Medicaid
  • United Behavioral Health Medicare Advantage
  • United Behavioral Health PPO
  • United HealthCare HMO
  • United HealthCare Medicaid (Apple Health/Healthy Options/CHIP)
  • United HealthCare Medicare Advantage
  • United HealthCare PPO
  • Workers' Compensation (L&I)
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Education

Mount Sinai School of Medicine
medical school, 1985
Internal Medicine, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR
residency
Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
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
  • Acholic Stools
  • Acute Pancreatitis
  • Alagille Syndrome
  • Alcoholic Cirrhosis
  • Alcoholic Encephalopathy
  • Alcoholic Hepatitis
  • Allergic Colitis
  • Allergic Esophagitis
  • Allergic Gastroenteritis
  • Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
  • Altered Bowel Habits
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Pain
  • Anal Polyp
  • Anal Spasm
  • Anal Stenosis
  • Anal Ulcer
  • Anorectal Disease
  • Anorexia
  • Appetite Loss
  • Ascites
  • Autoimmune Enteropathy
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis
  • Barretts Esophagus
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Biologic Therapy For Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Bleeding Hemorrhoids
  • Blood In Stool
  • Bright Red Blood Per Rectum
  • Budd Chiari Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Choking Sensation
  • Cholangitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cholestasis
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Chronic Pancreatitis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Clostridium Difficile
  • Colic
  • Colitis
  • Colonic Polyps
  • Colonoscopy
  • Congenital Cystic Of Liver
  • Congenital Hepatic Fibrosis
  • 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
  • Fibrocystic Liver
  • Flatulence
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallbladder Polyp
  • Gastric Anomaly
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastroparesis
  • Giardiasis
  • Gluten Sensitivity
  • Glycogen Storage Disease
  • Graft Versus Host Disease
  • Helicobacter Pylori
  • Helminthiasis
  • Hematemesis
  • Hematochezia
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hemorrhoids With Complications
  • Hepatic Encephalopathy
  • Hepatic Hydrothorax
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatitis D
  • Hepatoblastoma
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colorectal Cancer
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hirschsprungs Disease
  • Hydrops Of Gallbladder
  • Hyperbilirubinemia
  • Hyperoxaluria
  • Icterus
  • Idiopathic Megacolon
  • Ileitis
  • Ileoscopy
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Interferon
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction
  • Intractable Vomiting
  • Intussusception
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Jaundice
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Disease
  • Liver Failure
  • Liver Hemangioma
  • Liver Mass
  • Liver Transplant
  • Malabsorption
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Liver
  • Malnutrition
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Megacolon
  • Megarectum
  • Melena
  • Metabolic Abnormality
  • Metabolic Liver Disease
  • Nausea
  • Obstipation
  • Odynophagia
  • Pancreatic Insufficiency
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peritonitis
  • Polyposis Syndrome
  • Polyps
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Portal Hypertensive Gastropathy
  • Portal Pyemia
  • Portal Vein Thrombosis
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Proctosigmoidoscopy
  • Pseudocyst
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Fistula
  • Rectal Hemorrhage
  • Rectal Pain
  • Rectal Polyp
  • Regional Enteritis
  • Right Lower Quadrant Pain
  • Right Upper Quadrant Pain
  • Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Small Bowel Disease
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Stomach Pain
  • Swallowing Problem
  • Tenesmus
  • Tyrosinemia
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Vomiting
  • Whipple Disease
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Personal Interests

Cycling, Wine Collecting
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Publications

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Professional Associations

ACP, AASLD, ACG, ASGE, AGA, ILTS, EASL
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Languages

  • English
  • Tamil

Practice Locations

Kris V. Kowdley practices at one location

Affiliated Facilities
  • Swedish Cherry Hill
  • Swedish First Hill
Medical Groups
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