Rachel B. Issaka
Assistant Professor
Assistant Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Faculty Information


Rachel Issaka, M.D., M.A.S., is a board certified gastroenterologist at SCCA and UW Medical Center and a health services researcher with the Fred Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research.

Dr. Issaka specializes in the medical and endoscopic management of digestive diseases including cancer complications that affect the gastrointestinal system. She believes that all patients and their families deserve excellent care delivered with compassion and respect that preserves their dignity during life’s most vulnerable moments. She strives to offer such care and looks forward to the relationships that will form as a result.

Dr. Issaka earned her M.D. at the University of Michigan and her M.A.S. from UC San Francisco. She conducts research related to colon cancer screening, prevention, and implementation of interventions that decrease disparities and improve outcomes in colorectal cancer care.

Board Certifications:

  • Gastroenterology, 2017, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine, 2013, American Board of Internal Medicine
Education & Training: 
Fellowship in Gastroenterology
University of California, San Francisco
Teaching Appointment
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Northwestern University Medical School
Northwestern University Medical School
Medical Education
University of Michigan School of Medicine