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Uma K. Pisharody, FAAP, M.D.

Pediatric Gastroenterologist

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Accepting New Patients


Professional Statement

Dr. Pisharody is a 2018 Seattle Met Top Doc Award winner. Inspired by her own pediatrician, Dr. Pisharody always knew she wanted to become an advocate for children’s health. Experiences with malnutrition and diarrheal diseases during medical training in India, led to her choosing a career in pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Pisharody is passionate about helping children and families understand the connection between diet, nutrition, digestive health and well-being. She is proud to serve as director-member of the Scientific Advisory Board for, participate in the medical advisory committee for the Northwest Chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) and also serve as a medical advisor for The Hypoglycemia Support Foundation. In 2014, she was proud to have helped convince the WA state legislature to pass a bill that mandated state-wide insurance coverage for children requiring elemental formulas to treat their EGIDs (Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Diseases). In 2015, she led the charge to remove juice from being routinely offered to pediatric patients at Swedish Medical Center. Additionally, Dr. Pisharody’s advocacy endeavors include lobbying efforts in Olympia, WA, on behalf of the CCFA and the WA chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, serving as a medical volunteer at the annual CCFA residential camp for kids with Crohn’s and Colitis, and visiting schools to educate kids about the dangers of sugar and ultra-processed food. In clinical practice, Dr. Pisharody’s philosophy of care is to try her best to approach each patient and family she meets with the sincere intent to listen carefully and empathetically. She strives to ensure kids feel listened to, seen, and heard. She hopes her patients feel that she works with them, advocates for them, and that together, they can come to shared solutions to help children feel better.

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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
  • 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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Manipal Academy of Higher Education Kasturba Medical College
medical school, 1997
Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatric Gastroenterology

Clinical Interests

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Amylase
  • Achalasia
  • Acute Pancreatitis
  • Allergic Colitis
  • Allergic Esophagitis
  • Allergic Gastroenteritis
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal Itching
  • Anal Pain
  • Anal Polyp
  • Anal Spasm
  • Anal Stenosis
  • Anal Ulcer
  • Anorectal Disease
  • Anorexia
  • Autoimmune Enteropathy
  • Barretts Esophagus
  • Biliary
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Biologic Therapy For Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Bleeding Hemorrhoids
  • Blood In Stool
  • Breath Testing
  • Celiac Disease
  • Childhood Obesity
  • Choking Sensation
  • Cholangitis
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cholestasis
  • Chronic Abdominal Pain
  • Chronic Diarrhea
  • Chronic Pancreatitis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Clostridium Difficile
  • Colic
  • Colitis
  • Colonic Polyps
  • Colonoscopy
  • Congenital Cystic Of Liver
  • Congenital Pyloric Stenosis
  • Constipation
  • Crigler Najjar Syndrome
  • Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
  • Cystic Fibrosis - Gi Complications
  • Diarrhea
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Diverticular Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysmotility
  • Dyspepsia
  • Dysphagia
  • Elevated Amylase
  • Encopresis
  • End Stage Liver Disease
  • Endoscopy
  • Eosinophilic Colitis
  • Eosinophilic Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Eosinophilic Gastritis
  • Eructation
  • Esophageal Disorder
  • Esophageal Mass
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Familial Dyslipidemia
  • Fatty Liver
  • Fecal Impaction
  • Fecal Incontinence
  • Feeding Problems
  • Feeding Tube Placement
  • Flatulence
  • Food Allergy
  • Food Intolerances
  • Fructose Malabsorption
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallbladder Polyp
  • Gastric Anomaly
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease In Infancy
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastroparesis
  • Gastroscopy
  • Giardiasis
  • Gluten Sensitivity
  • Glycogen Storage Disease
  • Graft Versus Host Disease
  • Growth Disorders
  • Growth Failure
  • Helicobacter Pylori
  • Helminthiasis
  • Hematochezia
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hemorrhoids With Complications
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hepatorenal Syndrome
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hirschsprungs Disease
  • Hydrops Of Gallbladder
  • Hyperbilirubinemia
  • Idiopathic Megacolon
  • Ileitis
  • Ileoscopy
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Atresia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction
  • Intractable Vomiting
  • Intussusception
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Jaundice
  • Kwashiorkor
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Disease
  • Malabsorption
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Liver
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Marasmus
  • Meckel's Diverticulum
  • Megacolon
  • Megarectum
  • Metabolic Liver Disease
  • Motility Disorders
  • Nausea
  • Nutrition
  • Obesity
  • Obstipation
  • Odynophagia
  • Pancreatic Insufficiency
  • Pancreatitis
  • Parasitic Diseases
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Peritonitis
  • Persistent Vomiting
  • Polypectomy
  • Polyposis Syndrome
  • Polyps
  • Portal Hypertension
  • Portal Hypertensive Gastropathy
  • Portal Pyemia
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Proctosigmoidoscopy
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Fistula
  • Rectal Hemorrhage
  • Rectal Pain
  • Rectal Polyp
  • Regional Enteritis
  • Right Lower Quadrant Pain
  • Right Upper Quadrant Pain
  • Rumination Syndrome
  • Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Sigmoidoscopy
  • Small Bowel Disease
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Cramps
  • Stomach Pain
  • Swallowing Problem
  • Tenesmus
  • Tyrosinemia
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Vomiting
  • Whipple Disease
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Personal Interests

Music, travel, reading, vegetarian cooking
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Professional Associations

North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition; American Gastroenterological Association; American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition; American Academy of Pediatrics, Institute for Responsible Nutrition (Board of Directors); Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (Member of the Medical Advisory Committee for the Northwest Chapter); The Hypoglycemia Support Foundation (Medical Advisor), Institute for Functional Medicine (member and graduate of Applying Functional Medicine in Clinic Practice).  
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  • English
  • Malayalam

Practice Locations

Uma K. Pisharody practices at two locations

Affiliated Facilities
  • Swedish First Hill
  • Swedish Issaquah
Medical Groups
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