Assistant Professor
Division of Gastroenterology

Faculty Information

Erin Cleveland, MD is a gastroenterologist and hepatologist with expertise in liver disease. 
Dr. Cleveland serves as the medical director of the Harborview Liver Clinic. She also works in outpatient endoscopy and the inpatient gastroenterology and hepatology service at Harborview Medical Center. She has experience treating patients with a variety of acute and chronic liver diseases, including viral hepatitis, cirrhosis, alcohol-related liver disease, non-alcohol related fatty liver disease, and autoimmune hepatitis. 
Dr. Cleveland is invested in getting to know her patients as individuals and developing care plans that fit their particular needs and life circumstances. She enjoys caring for patients from a variety of backgrounds and is dedicated to increasing healthcare access and equity. 
Board certification:
  • Internal Medicine, 2018, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology, 2022, American Board of Internal Medicine


Education & Training: 
Fellowship, Transplant Hepatology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Fellowship, Gastroenterology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Chief Residency, Internal Medicine
Northwestern University, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center
Chicago, IL
Residency, Internal Medicine
Northwestern University
Chicago, IL
Medical School
Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
Bachelor’s in Biology and Spanish
Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA


Cleveland E, Ozel B, Dancz, CE. Management Considerations for Prolapsed Submucosal Leiomyomata: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Journal of Gynecologic Surgery, August 2015, Vol. 31, No. 4: 205-208.

Vaduganathan M, Cheema B, Cleveland E, et al. Plasma renin activity, response to aliskiren, and clinical outcomes in patients hospitalized for heart failure: the ASTRONAUT trial. European Journal of Heart Failure. 2018 April;20(4):677-686. PMID: 29143416.

Cleveland E, Bandy A, VanWagner LV. Diagnostic challenges of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease/nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. Clinical Liver Disease. 2018 April; 11(4):98-104. PMID: 30147867.

Cleveland E, Ning H, Vos M, Lewis C, Rinella M, Carr JJ, Lloyd-Jones DJ, VanWagner LV. Low Awareness of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in a Population-Based Cohort Sample: the CARDIA Study. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2019 Dec; 34(12):2772-2778. PMID: 31595464.

Gavinski K, Cleveland E, Didwania A, Feinglass J, Sulistio M. Relationship Between Confidence, Gender, and Career Choice in Internal Medicine. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2020 Sept. PMID: 32989713.

Feld L, Cleveland E, Rabinowitz L, Rao V, Bushyhead D, Couri T, Issaka R. Analysis of Speaker Introduction by Gender at the American College of Gastroenterology 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting. Digestive Diseases and Sciences. 2021 Jul; 67(4):1209-1212. PMID: 34275059.

Kim N, Vutien P, Cleveland E, Cravero A, Ioannou G. Fibrosis-Stage Specific Incidence of Hepatocellular Cancer After Hepatitis C Cure with Direct-Acting Antivirals: A Systematic Review & Meta-Analysis. Clinical Gastroenterology & Hepatology. 2022 May;S1542-3565. PMID:35525392