Clinical Associate Professor
Division of Gastroenterology

Faculty Information


Stephen Rulyak, MD, MPH is a board certified gastroenterologist based at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center and a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington.

Dr. Rulyak’s practice is focused primarily on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gastrointestinal cancers including esophageal, gastric, pancreatic and colon cancers. His clinical work involves advanced endoscopic procedures including endoscopic ultrasound, endoscopic mucosal resection, and radiofrequency ablation of Barrett’s esophagus. He also focuses on screening and surveillance for cancers and pre-cancerous lesions in the digestive tract, including patients with inherited cancer syndromes. 

Dr. Rulyak earned his medical degree and completed his residency at the University of Pennsylvania.   He completed his gastroenterology fellowship and earned a Masters in Public Health at the University of Washington.   

Board certifications:

  • 2005, 2015 - Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • 2000 - Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine

Education & Training: 
Masters in Public Health
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Fellowship in Gastroenterology
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Internship and Residency
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Medical School
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
Research & Clinical Interests
Clinical Interests: 
  • Gastrointestinal cancers
  • GI endoscopy