Clinical Assistant Professor
Division of Gastroenterology

Faculty Information


James Araujo, M.D. is a board-certified gastroenterologist at VA Puget Sound and a UW clinical assistant professor of medicine.

Dr. Araujo aims to deliver thoughtful and attentive care with an emphasis on communicating with patients in a clear and understandable way.

Dr. Araujo earned his M.D. at the University of Pennsylvania. His interests include esophageal disorders, gastrointestinal cancer screening, and endoscopic education.   

Board Certifications:

  • Internal Medicine, 2012, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Gastroenterology, 2015, American Board of Internal Medicine

Education & Training: 
Fellowship in Gastroenterology
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY
Residency in Internal Medicine
New York University
New York, NY
Internship in Internal Medicine
New York University
New York, NY
Medical Education
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Research & Clinical Interests
Clinical Interests: 
  • Gastroenterology (Digestive)


Brooks R Crowe, Anna Krigel, Tian Li, Rozina Haile, Firas Al-Ani, Benjamin Lebwohl, Julian A Abrams, James L Araujo. Veterans with multiple risk factors for Barrett’s esophagus are infrequently evaluated with upper endoscopy, Dis Esoph. 2023; doad007,

Anna Krigel, Snow Trinh T Nguyen, Nawar Talukder, Ching-Ho Huang, Carlos Buitrago, Gabriel Karkenny, Benjamin Lebwohl, Julian A Abrams, James L Araujo. Metformin Use Is Inversely Associated with Prevalent, but Not Incident Colorectal Adenomas. Dig Dis Sci. 2022 Jan 13. doi: 10.1007/s10620-021-07336-0. Online ahead of print.

Araujo JL, Jaiswal P, Ragunathan K, Arroyo-Mercado FM, Chawla GS, Li C, Kazmi W, Le A, Gupta N, Chokshi T, Klinger CA, Salim S, Mirza RM, Grossman E, Vignesh S. Impact of Fellow Participation During Colonoscopy on Adenoma Detection Rates. Dig Dis Sci. 2021 Feb 21. doi: 10.1007/s10620-021-06887-6.

Zhou MJ, Tseng L, Guo X, Jin Z, Bentley-Hibbert S, Shen S, Araujo JL, Spinelli CF, Altorki NK, Sonett JR, Neugut AI, Abrams JA. Low Subcutaneous Adiposity and Mortality in Esophageal Cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2021 Jan;30(1):114-122.

Jaiswal P, Araujo JL. Acute Esophageal Necrosis Associated With Acute Pancreatitis. ACG Case Rep J. 2019 Dec 25;6(12):e00295. doi: 10.14309/crj.0000000000000295.

Shafique K, Araujo JL, Veluvolu R, Cassai N, Desoto-Lapaix F, Pincus MR, Wieczorek RL. Mitochondrial Iron Accumulation in Parietal and Chief Cells in Iron Pill Gastritis Following Billroth II Gastrectomy: Case Report Including Electron Microscopic Examination. Ann Clin Lab Sci. 2017 May;47(3):354-356.

Araujo JL, Altorki NK, Sonett JR, Rodriguez A, Sungur-Stasik K, Spinelli CF, Neugut AI, Abrams JA. Prediagnosis aspirin use and outcomes in a prospective cohort of esophageal cancer patients. Therap Adv Gastroenterol. 2016 Nov;9(6):806-814.

Araujo JL, Worman HJ. Acute liver injury associated with a newer formulation of the herbal weight loss supplement Hydroxycut. BMJ Case Rep. 2015 May 6;2015:bcr2015210303. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2015-210303.

Small AJ, Araujo JL, Leggett CL, Mendelson AH, Agarwalla A, Abrams JA, Lightdale CJ, Wang TC, Iyer PG, Wang KK, Rustgi AK, Ginsberg GG, Forde KA, Gimotty PA, Lewis JD, Falk GW, Bewtra M. Radiofrequency Ablation Is Associated With Decreased Neoplastic Progression in Patients With Barrett's Esophagus and Confirmed Low-Grade Dysplasia. Gastroenterology. 2015 Sep;149(3):567-76.e3.

Wan DW, Tzimas D, Smith JA, Kim S, Araujo J, David R, Lobach I, Sarpel U. Risk factors for early-onset and late-onset hepatocellular carcinoma in Asian immigrants with hepatitis B in the United States. Am J Gastroenterol. 2011 Nov;106(11):1994-2000.