Rainier Vista at the University of Washington

The Gastroenterology Fellowship at the University of Washington has been providing training in research, clinical gastroenterology, and teaching since 1950. Our mission is to train fellows for highly successful careers in academic medicine, who become experts and leaders in clinical and research arenas.


We offer 3 pathways of training

  • Physician Scientist
  • Clinician Teacher
  • Hepatology Fast Track

Learn more about each specific pathway

We also offer a one-year ACGME-accredited fellowship in Advanced Transplant Hepatology. Some fellows choose a fourth year of non-ACGME accredited training in Advanced Endoscopy.

The focus of our program is to educate trainees to become:

  • Compassionate gastroenterologists with the necessary cognitive, technical and interpersonal skills to provide outstanding care to patients with gastrointestinal and liver diseases;

  • Engaging teachers with the ability and enthusiasm to educate future trainees and colleagues about gastroenterology and hepatology; and

  • Inquisitive and dedicated investigators with the skills to advance the underlying scientific basis for the care of patients with gastrointestinal and liver diseases.

Training Sites

We have clinical responsibilities and research operations in six unique training sites in the Seattle area

Fellows regularly rotate through each of the training sites, which include a quaternary academic referral center, a Level I trauma and community safety net hospital, a Veteran Affairs hospital, a nationally ranked cancer care and research center, and private hospitals, in order to provide exposure to the full breadth of gastroenterology and practice patterns that currently exist. 

  • University of Washington Medical Center

  • Harborview Medical Center

  • VA Puget Sound Health Care System

  • Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

  • Pacific Medical Centers

  • Virginia Mason Medical Center

Fellowship Training Program Leadership

DerlethMark D. Derleth, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship Program


Iris W. LiouIris W. Liou, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship Program


andrada smallBernadette DeGracia Andrada 
Fellowship Program Administrator