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David J. Kearney, MD


Contact Information

VA Puget Sound Health Care System, Seattle
1660 S. Columbian Way, Seattle, WA, 98108
UW Box Number: 358280
Unit: VAPSHCS Endoscopy
P: (206) 764-2285
F: (206) 764-2232

Research & Clinical Interests

Dr. Kearney’s current studies examine the role of mindfulness training as a clinical intervention. His ongoing studies examine the effect of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), eating behaviors, food intake, physical symptoms and overall quality of life. He is also the principal investigator on a study which examines the ability to cultivate positive emotions in patients with a history of severe trauma and PTSD.

Representative Publications

Kearney DJ. Mindfulness Training as a Clinical Intervention for Chronic Pain. The Pain Practitioner, Summer Issue, 2009.

Kearney DJ, Brown-Chang J, Complementary and Alternative Medicine for IBS: Mind-Body Interventions. Nature Clinical Practice Gastroenterology & Hepatology. 2008;5(11):624-636.

Breath ammonia measurement in Helicobacter pylori infection. Digestive Diseases & Sciences; 47: 2523-30, 2002.

Retreatment of Helicobacter pylori infection after initial treatment failure. American Journal of Gastroenterology; 96: 1335-9, 2001

Gastric-juice ammonia assay for diagnosis of Helicobacter pylori infection and the relationship of ammonia concentration to gastritis severity. American Journal of Gastroenterology; 95: 3399-403, 2000.

Treatment of uninvestigated dyspepsia with cisapride for patients with negative Helicobacter pylori serologies. American Journal of Gastroenterology; 95: 2212-7, 2000.

Treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection in clinical practice in the United States: results from 224 patients. Digestive Diseases & Sciences; 45: 265-71, 2000.

A prospective study of endoscopy in HIV-associated diarrhea. American Journal of Gastroenterology; 94: 596-602, 1999.


M.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City

Residency in Medicine, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, MA

Fellowship in Gastroenterology, University of California - San Francisco

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