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.Read More
Kowdley KV, Lawitz E, Crespo I, Hassanein T, Davis MN, Demicco M, Bernstein DE, Afdhal N, Vierling JM, Gordon SC, Anderson JK, Hyland RH, Dvory-Sobol H, An D, Hindes RG, Albanis E, Symonds WT, Berrey MM, Nelson DR, Jacobson IM. Sofosbuvir with pegylated interferon alfa-2a and ribavirin for treatment-naïve patients with hepatitis C genotype-1 infection (ATOMIC): an open-label, randomised, multicentre phase 2 trial. Lancet. 2013 Jun 15;381(9883):2100-7.
Kanwar P, Kowdley KV. Metal storage disorders: Wilson disease and hemochromatosis. Med Clin North Am. 2014 Jan;98(1):87-102.
Kowdley KV, Lawitz E, Poordad F, Cohen DE, Nelson DR, Zeuzem S, Everson GT, Kwo P, Foster GR, Sulkowski MS, Xie W, Pilot-Matias T, Liossis G, Larsen L, Khatri A, Podsadecki T, Bernstein B. Phase 2b trial of interferon-free therapy for hepatitis C virus genotype 1. N Engl J Med. 2014 Jan 16;370(3):222-32.
Kowdley KV. Advances in the diagnosis and treatment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y). 2014 Mar;10(3):184-6.
Kowdley KV, Gordon SC, Reddy KR, Rossaro L, Bernstein DE, Lawitz E, Shiffman ML, Schiff E, Ghalib R, Ryan M, Rustgi V, Chojkier M, Herring R, Di Bisceglie AM, Pockros PJ, Subramanian GM, An D, Svarovskaia E, Hyland RH, Pang PS, Symonds WT, McHutchison JG, Muir AJ, Pound D, Fried MW; the ION-3 Investigators. Ledipasvir and Sofosbuvir for 8 or 12 Weeks for Chronic HCV without Cirrhosis. N Engl J Med. 2014 May 15;370(20):1879-88.
Minaei AA, Kowdley KV. ABT-450/ ritonavir and ABT-267 in combination with ABT-333 for the treatment of hepatitis C virus. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2015 Apr;16(6):929-3.
Lindor KD, Kowdley KV, Harrison ME. ACG Clinical Guideline: Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis. Am J Gastroenterol. 2015 May;110(5):646-59.
Kowdley KV, An D, Pang PS, Wyles D. Analysis of subgroup differences in the ION-3 trial of ledipasvir-sofosbuvir in chronic hepatitis C infection. Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 2015 2(2):ofv056.
Ness E, Kowdley KV. Update on Hepatitis C: epidemiology, treatment and resistance to antiviral therapies. Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol. 2015 Sep;61(3):145-58.
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Dr. Kowdley was the only dr. out of 3 others to ask family member about patient's [...] and recognize it as a medical problem needing medication.Read More
Options for treatment were provided and we made the decision together with all the available information on my condition. This was excellent medical advice in my opinion.Read More
Dr Kowdley is amazing. He spends a lot more time with me than a lot of doctors. He answers my questions, makes sure I understand and has even contacted another of my doctors a couple of times.Read More
Dr. Kowdley recommended a liver biopsy for me which I agree I need. However, it would have been nice if at the time of the visit I was informed I could have it done locally instead of making another trip to Seattle. Having to go to Seattle creates a financial burden for my family.Read More
I was amazed that Dr. Kowdley who must be incredibly busy spent as much time with me as he did during this annual check up for my Hemochromatosis. He was extremely generous with his time.Read More
Thanks so much for creating such a wonderful experience by working with me not only as a doctor but all the staff... it doesn't normally happen that way because many professional people are not educated on [...] - everyone there was very polite and interested plus very respectful. It reduced my stress level knowing I was in very capable hands with caring people! Such a huge Thank You to ALLRead More
Both Dr. Kowdley and Dr. [...] were very professional. I feel like I have a great team taking care of me.Read More
I guess you can tell I respect and very much like Dr. Kowdley! That's why I transferred from [...] to Swedish.Read More
We love and respect Dr. Kowdley. He has been my provider for about 15 years and now we're moving to Utah and I will miss him terribly. He is an excellent Dr.Read More
I have had excellent experiences with Dr. Kowdley. I followed him from [...] to Swedish. He spent a lot of time with me to explain the rationale, pros and cons of treatment etc.Read More