Cynthia W. Ko
Associate Professor
Gastroenterology and Medicine
Adjunct Associate Professor
Health Sciences
GI Section Chief, UW Medical Center
Associate Fellowship Program Director

Faculty Information


Cynthia Ko, M.D., M.S., is a board certified gastroenterologist at the Digestive Health Center at UW Medical Center and a UW associate professor of Gastroenterology and Medicine and adjunct associate professor of Health Services.

Dr. Ko is a general gastroenterologist with interests in cancer screening and prevention, providing high quality care for patients with digestive health concerns and gastrointestinal endoscopy. She enjoys working with patients who are interested and actively engaged in their care. She likes to find options for patients to identify causes of their problems and understand their symptoms. It is important to her to help patients find ways to manage their own health.

Dr. Ko earned her M.D. at Stanford. Her clinical and research interests include general gastroenterology, endoscopy, colorectal cancer screening, quality of care and biliary tract disorders.

Board Certifications:

  • Gastroenterology, 1997, American Board of Internal Medicine
Education & Training: 
University of Washington - Robert Wood Johnson Scholars
University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals
Fellowship in Gastroenterology
University of Washington
Residency in Internal Medicine
Stanford University Medical Center
Internship in Internal Medicine
Stanford University Medical Center
Medical Education
Stanford University Medical Center