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Richard W.

Physician Faculty
General Gastroenterology
Colorectal Cancer
Clinical Professor, Medicine
Director, Eastside Specialty Center Gastroenterology


Richard Tobin, M.D., is a board certified physician and director of Gastroenterology at the Eastside Specialty Clinic and a UW professor of Gastroenterology and Medicine. He has been listed in “The Best Doctors in America” and a Seattle Top Doctor by Seattle Met Magazine.

Dr. Tobin has extensive experience in endoscopic procedures and colon cancer prevention, gastroesophageal reflux and esophageal motility. He strives to treat patients with compassion and the highest quality of care.

Dr. Tobin earned his M.D. at Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. He is board certified in both Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. He is a member of the American Gastroenterology Association, American College of Gastroenterology and American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He is on the editorial review board for the journal Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and is past president of the Pacific Northwest Gastroenterology Society.

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology, 1993, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine, 1990, American Board of Internal Medicine

Education & Training

  • Fellowship in Internal Medicine, University of Washington
  • Residency in Internal Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital
  • Internship in Internal Medicine, Barnes Jewish Hospital
  • Medical Education, University of Texas Southwestern, 1987

Clinical Interests

  • Gastroenterology (Digestive)
  • Telehealth Services



Tobin RW, Hackmen RC, Kimmey MB, Durtschi MB, Hayashi A, Malik R, McDonald MF, McDonald GB: Bleeding from gastric antral vascular ectasia in marrow transplant patients. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 1996;44:223 229.(original work)

Tobin RW, Pope CE, Pellegrini CA, Emond M, Sillery J, Raghu G: Prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine , 1998; 158:1804 1808. (original work)

Prakash NM, Brown MC, Spelman FA, Nelson JA, Read P, Heitkemper MM, Tobin RW, Pope CE II, Magnetic field goniometry: a new method to measure the frequency of stomach contractions. Dig Dis Sci 1999;44:1735 40.(original work)

Tobin RW, Gonzales AJ, Golden RN, Brown MC, Silverstein FE. Magnetic detection to position human nasogastric tubes . Biomedical Instrumentation and Technology 2000;34:432 6. (original work)

Richter JE, Kahrilas PJ, Johanson J, et al. Efficacy and safety of esomeprazole compared with omeprazole in GERD patients with erosive esophagitis: A randomized controlled trial . Am J Gastroenterol 2001;96:656 65. (collaboration)