Michael D. Saunders
Clinical Professor
Director, Digestive Health Center
Division of Gastroenterology

Faculty Information


Michael Saunders, M.D., is a board certified physician and medical director of the Digestive Disease Center at UW Medical Center. He is also a UW professor of Gastroenterology and Medicine.

Dr. Saunders feels it is important to focus on involving patients in the treatment and management of their condition.

Dr. Saunders earned his M.D. at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He is board certified in both Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. His clinical focus is on advanced therapeutic endoscopy including endoscopic ultrasound, pancreaticobiliary endoscopy, endoscopic mucosal resection and ablation of early gastrointestinal cancers, balloon enteroscopy of the small intestine and endoscopic stenting. Dr. Saunders is co-chair of "The Gut Course," the highest rated course in the core curriculum in the School of Medicine, given annually to second-year medical students.

Board Certifications:

  • Gastroenterology, 1999, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine, 1996, American Board of Internal Medicine
Education & Training: 
Fellowship in Gastroenterology
University of Washington
Residency in Internal Medicine
University of Washington
Internship in Internal Medicine
University of Washington
Medical Education
Medical College of Wisconsin
Research & Clinical Interests
Clinical Interests: 
  • Gastroenterology (Digestive)
  • Internal Medicine
  • Telehealth Services