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Bryan L. Balmadrid, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor & HMC GI Clinical Chief
Dr. Bryan Balmadrid is a UW clinical assistant professor of gastroenterology and director of endoscopy at Harborview Medical Center specializing in advanced endoscopic procedures. In addition to board certification in internal medicine and gastroenterology, he received additional specialized training in advanced endoscopic procedures which include endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), and balloon enteroscopy. He specializes in direct endoscopic necrosectomy of pancreas necrosis and pancreaticobiliary trauma. He also offers standard endoscopic procedures such as upper endoscopy (EGD) and colonoscopy. He is centered at Harborview Medical Center but also takes care of patients at University of Washington Medical Center and University of Washington Eastside Clinic. He also serves as the UW Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship program director.
He has studied and trained in a variety of places starting at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for his honors bachelor's in science. He received his medical degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Then he chose Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana for his internal medicine residency. There, he was selected to be the chief resident. He continued with his gastroenterology training at Duke in Durham, North Carolina. Finally, he completed his advanced endoscopy training in Virginia Mason in Seattle.
Recent Publications
Displaying 20 Most Recent Publications from PubMed

October 2018. Recent advances in management of acalculous cholecystitis. Balmadrid B. F1000Res. 2018 Oct 18;7. pii: F1000 Faculty Rev-1660. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.14886.1. eCollection 2018.

April 2018. Use of the National Institutes of Health Consensus Guidelines Improves the Diagnostic Sensitivity of Gastrointestinal Graft-Versus-Host Disease. Cardona DM, Detweiler CJ, Shealy MJ, Sung AD, Wild DM, Poleski MH, Balmadrid BL, Cirrincione CT, Howell DN, Sullivan KM. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2018 Apr 26. doi: 10.5858/arpa.2017-0054-OA. [Epub ahead of print]

January 2018. Objective Differences in Colonoscopy Technique Between Trainee and Expert Endoscopists Using the Colonoscopy Force Monitor. Ende AR, De Groen P, Balmadrid BL, Hwang JH, Inadomi J, Wojtera T, Egorov V, Sarvazyan N, Korman L. Dig Dis Sci. 2018 Jan;63(1):46-52. doi: 10.1007/s10620-017-4847-9. Epub 2017 Nov 17.

December 2017. Late Gastrointestinal Complications of Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in Adults. Sung AD, Hassan S, Cardona DM, Wild D, Nichols KR, Mehdikhani H, Balmadrid B, Detweiler CJ, Shealy M, Cirrincione C, Li Z, Poleski M, Dalton TE, Siamakpour-Reihani S, Chao NJ, Sullivan KM. Biol Blood Marrow Transplant. 2017 Dec 12. pii: S1083-8791(17)31676-2. doi: 10.1016/j.bbmt.2017.12.772. [Epub ahead of print]

July 2016. Pediatric Application of the Lumen-Apposing Metal Stent for Pancreatic Fluid Collections. Giefer MJ, Balmadrid BL. Gastrointest Endosc. 2016 Jul;84(1):188-9. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2016.01.045. Epub 2016 Jan 23.

March 2016. The Diagnostic Yield of Site and Symptom-Based Biopsies for Acute Gastrointestinal Graft-Versus-Host Disease: A 5-Year Retrospective Review. Wild D, Sung AD, Cardona D, Cirricione C, Sullivan K, Detweiler C, Shealy M, Balmadrid B, Rowes KL, Chao N, Piryani S, Karimabad HM, Martin P, Poleski M. Dig Dis Sci. 2016 Mar;61(3):806-13. doi: 10.1007/s10620-015-3938-8. Epub 2015 Nov 4.

November 2015. Endoscopic resection of gastric and esophageal cancer. Balmadrid B, Hwang JH. Gastroenterol Rep (Oxf). 2015 Nov;3(4):330-8. doi: 10.1093/gastro/gov050. Epub 2015 Oct 27.

April 2014. Chronic iron deficiency anemia caused by small-bowel lipoma. Balmadrid B, Gluck M. Gastrointest Endosc. 2014 Apr;79(4):678-9; discussion 679. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2013.10.048. Epub 2013 Dec 17.

November 2013. Severe laceration in a percutaneous endoscopic jejunostomy placement resolved with over-the-scope clips. Balmadrid B, Ross A. Gastrointest Endosc. 2013 Nov;78(5):783-5. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2013.07.029. Epub 2013 Aug 26.

April 2013. Prevention and management of adverse events of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. Balmadrid B, Kozarek R. Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 2013 Apr;23(2):385-403. doi: 10.1016/j.giec.2012.12.007.

February 2013. Bariatric embolization for suppression of the hunger hormone ghrelin in a porcine model. Paxton BE, Kim CY, Alley CL, Crow JH, Balmadrid B, Keith CG, Kankotia RJ, Stinnett S, Arepally A. Radiology. 2013 Feb;266(2):471-9. doi: 10.1148/radiol.12120242. Epub 2012 Nov 30.

May 2012. Factors associated with survival of veterans with gastrointestinal neuroendocrine tumors. Balmadrid BL, Thomas CM, Coffman CJ, Liddle RA, Fisher DA. J Cancer Epidemiol. 2012;2012:986708. doi: 10.1155/2012/986708. Epub 2012 May 27.

August 2011. An unusual cause of massive gastrointestinal bleeding after transesophageal echocardiography. Cobey F, Balmadrid BL, Wild DM, Glower D, Welsby IJ. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2011 Aug;25(4):678-9. doi: 10.1053/j.jvca.2010.04.007. Epub 2010 Jul 22.

Contact Info

Therapeutic Endoscopy Fellowship, Gastroenterology, Virginia Mason, Seattle, WA

Fellowship, Gastroenterology, Duke University, Durham, NC

Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

Residency & Internship, Internal Medicine, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Undergraduate, BS in Chemistry, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

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