Christina Surawicz, MD
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July 7, 2015




Christina M. Surawicz, M.D.MACG.


Dr. Surawicz is Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, and Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education and Associate Dean for Faculty Development.   She is a gastroenterologist at Harborview Medical Center, one of the University's teaching hospitals



She graduated with honors from the University of Kentucky, College of Medicine in 1973. She completed Internal Medicine residency and a Gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Washington following which she joined the faculty in the Gastroenterology Division in 1981, based at Harborview Medical Center, where she was section chief for 20 years until July 2013. She was the inaugural assistant dean for faculty development, a position created in 2002.

Her research has included the role of colorectal biopsy in differential diagnosis of colitis, clinical research on Clostridium difficile infection and the role of probiotics and fecal microbiota transplant  in treatment of recurrent Clostridium difficile infection.

She served as President of the ACG in 1998-99, having served as Governor, Trustee, Treasurer, Secretary, and President elect, among other activities.   Subsequently she chaired the Awards committee.   She was the inaugural recipient of the ACG's William D Carey award in 1996.  Since 2002, she has been listed in Best Doctors in America numerous times and for the past ten years in America’s Top Doctors.   In 2003, she received a Local Living Legends award, a Congressional award which is part of the National Library of Medicine Local Legends online project.  She was President of the Western Association of Physicians in 2005. She was elected as Master of the American   College of Gastroenterology in 2008 and received the Berk Fise Clinical Achievement award in 2009.  In 2012 she received the U W Medicine  Service Culture award.





She is married to Dr James Bushyhead, a retired internist, and has three adult sons.