Christopher Damman, M.D., is a board certified gastroenterologist at the Digestive Health Center at UW Medical Center and SCCA and a UW assistant professor of Gastroenterology and Medicine.Dr. Damman feels that healing is as much listening compassionately and creating an environment of trust and understanding as it is gathering the facts and treating the illness.Dr. Damman earned his M.D. from Columbia. He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. His research interests involve understanding the role of endogenous gastrointestinal organisms (the microbiota) in health and disease.