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Lisa L. Strate, MD, MPH
Professor & HMC GI Section Chief

Dr. Strate is a gastroenterologist at UW Medicine's Harborview Medical Center. She is a professor of medicine at the University of Washington and director of clinical research for the University of Washington Gastroenterology Division.

Dr. Strate specializes in the care of patients of with diverticular disease including those with recurrent diverticulitis and symptomatic uncomplicated diverticular disease. Her research focuses on the epidemiology of diverticular complications (bleeding and diverticulitis) with an emphasis on the role of lifestyle factors, genetics, inflammation and the gut microbiome. Her work also aims to identify risk factors for gastrointestinal bleeding particularly bleeding originating from the colon.
Dr. Strate earned her bachelor's degree from Stanford University and her M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco. She did her internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital where she then stayed on faculty for 5 years before moving to the University of Washington.
Dr. Strate is a fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology and is board certified in gastroenterology.
Recent Publications
Displaying 20 Most Recent Publications from PubMed

August 2019. Intake of Dietary Fiber, Fruits, and Vegetables and Risk of Diverticulitis. Ma W, Nguyen LH, Song M, Jovani M, Liu PH, Cao Y, Tam I, Wu K, Giovannucci EL, Strate LL, Chan AT. Am J Gastroenterol. 2019 Aug 7. doi: 10.14309/ajg.0000000000000363. [Epub ahead of print]

May 2019. Predicting outcomes in lower gastrointestinal bleeding: more work ahead. Kosowicz RL, Strate LL. Gastrointest Endosc. 2019 May;89(5):1014-1016. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2019.01.020.

February 2019. Menopausal Hormone Therapy and Risk of Diverticulitis. Jovani M, Ma W, Joshi AD, Liu PH, Nguyen LH, Cao Y, Tam I, Wu K, Giovannucci EL, Chan AT, Strate LL. Am J Gastroenterol. 2019 Feb;114(2):315-321. doi: 10.14309/ajg.0000000000000054.

January 2019. Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and Treatment of Diverticulitis. Strate LL, Morris AM. Gastroenterology. 2019 Jan 17. pii: S0016-5085(19)30046-0. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2018.12.033. [Epub ahead of print]

January 2019. Annals On Call - Diverticulitis: Myth Versus Evidence. Centor RM, Strate LL. Ann Intern Med. 2019 Jan 1;170(1):OC1. doi: 10.7326/A18-0011.

May 2018. Management of colonic diverticular disease in the third millennium: Highlights from a symposium held during the United European Gastroenterology Week 2017. Scarpignato C, Barbara G, Lanas A, Strate LL. Therap Adv Gastroenterol. 2018 May 20;11:1756284818771305. doi: 10.1177/1756284818771305. eCollection 2018.

May 2018. Acute Colonic Diverticulitis. Swanson SM, Strate LL. Ann Intern Med. 2018 May 1;168(9):ITC65-ITC80. doi: 10.7326/AITC201805010.

April 2018. Association of Gastric Intestinal Metaplasia and East Asian Ethnicity with the Risk of Gastric Adenocarcinoma in a U.S. Population. Choi AY, Strate LL, Fix MC, Schmidt RA, Ende AR, Yeh MM, Inadomi JM, Hwang JH. Gastrointest Endosc. 2018 Apr;87(4):1023-1028. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2017.11.010. Epub 2017 Nov 16.

March 2018. Association Between Obesity and Weight Change and Risk of Diverticulitis in Women. Ma W, Jovani M, Liu PH, Nguyen LH, Cao Y, Tam I, Wu K, Giovannucci EL, Strate LL, Chan AT. Gastroenterology. 2018 Mar 31. pii: S0016-5085(18)30366-4. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2018.03.057. [Epub ahead of print]

March 2018. Meat intake and risk of diverticulitis among men. Cao Y, Strate LL, Keeley BR, Tam I, Wu K, Giovannucci EL, Chan AT. Gut. 2018 Mar;67(3):466-472. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2016-313082. Epub 2017 Jan 9.

February 2018. The role of early colonoscopy in patients presenting with acute lower gastrointestinal bleeding: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Roshan Afshar I, Sadr MS, Strate LL, Martel M, Menard C, Barkun AN. Therap Adv Gastroenterol. 2018 Feb 19;11:1756283X18757184. doi: 10.1177/1756283X18757184. eCollection 2018.

December 2017. Adherence to a Healthy Lifestyle is Associated With a Lower Risk of Diverticulitis among Men. Liu PH, Cao Y, Keeley BR, Tam I, Wu K, Strate LL, Giovannucci EL, Chan AT. Am J Gastroenterol. 2017 Dec;112(12):1868-1876. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2017.398. Epub 2017 Nov 7.

June 2017. Acute Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding. Gralnek IM, Neeman Z, Strate LL. N Engl J Med. 2017 Jun 8;376(23):e50. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc1705188.

April 2017. Western Dietary Pattern Increases, Whereas Prudent Dietary Pattern Decreases, Risk of Incident Diverticulitis in a Prospective Cohort Study. Strate LL, Keeley BR, Cao Y, Wu K, Giovannucci EL, Chan AT. Gastroenterology. 2017 Apr;152(5):1023-1030.e2. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2016.12.038. Epub 2017 Jan 5.

March 2017. Acute Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding. Gralnek IM, Neeman Z, Strate LL. N Engl J Med. 2017 Mar 16;376(11):1054-1063. doi: 10.1056/NEJMcp1603455.

November 2016. A Prospective Study of Alcohol Consumption and Smoking and the Risk of Major Gastrointestinal Bleeding in Men. Strate LL, Singh P, Boylan MR, Piawah S, Cao Y, Chan AT. PLoS One. 2016 Nov 8;11(11):e0165278. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0165278.

May 2016. ACG Clinical Guideline: Management of Patients With Acute Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding. Strate LL, Gralnek IM. Am J Gastroenterol. 2016 May;111(5):755. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2016.155.

April 2016. Has an Observational Study of Early vs Elective Colonoscopy for Acute Lower Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage Answered Questions That Clinical Trials Could Not? Strate LL, Imperiale TF. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016 Apr;14(4):565-7. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2015.12.024. Epub 2015 Dec 24.

February 2016. Diverticular stigmata of recent hemorrhage: find one, probe one, treat one. Saxena N, Strate LL. Gastrointest Endosc. 2016 Feb;83(2):424-426. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2015.10.015.

January 2016. The Impact of Elective Colon Resection on Rates of Emergency Surgery for Diverticulitis. Simianu VV, Strate LL, Billingham RP, Fichera A, Steele SR, Thirlby RC, Flum DR. Ann Surg. 2016 Jan;263(1):123-9. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000001053.

January 2016. Trends in Hospitalization for Diverticulitis and Diverticular Bleeding in the United States From 2000 to 2010. Wheat CL, Strate LL. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016 Jan;14(1):96-103.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2015.03.030. Epub 2015 Apr 8.

December 2015. American Gastroenterological Association Technical Review on Management of Acute Diverticulitis. Strate LL, Peery AF, Neumann I. Gastroenterology. 2015 Dec;149(7):1950-1976.e12. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2015.10.001. Epub 2015 Oct 8.

July 2015. Reply: To PMID 24316104. Strate LL, Erichsen R, Baron JA, Toft-Sørensen H. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2015 Jul;13(7):1375-6. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2015.04.007. Epub 2015 Apr 14.

June 2015. Coexisting Liver Disease Is Associated with Increased Mortality After Surgery for Diverticular Disease. Montomoli J, Erichsen R, Strate LL, Pedersen L, Nilsson T, Sørensen HT. Dig Dis Sci. 2015 Jun;60(6):1832-40. doi: 10.1007/s10620-014-3503-x. Epub 2015 Jan 6.

January 2015. Association of Geographic and Seasonal Variation With Diverticulitis Admissions. Maguire LH, Song M, Strate LL, Giovannucci EL, Chan AT. JAMA Surg. 2015 Jan;150(1):74-7. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2014.2049.

December 2014. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory and antiplatelet drugs and risk of GI bleeding: don't forget the colon. Strate LL. Gastrointest Endosc. 2014 Dec;80(6):1132-4. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2014.08.032. No abstract available.

October 2014. Diverticular Disease Is Associated with Increased Risk of Subsequent Arterial and Venous Thromboembolic Events. Strate LL, Erichsen R, Horváth-Puhó E, Pedersen L, Baron JA, Sørensen HT. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014 Oct;12(10):1695-701.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2013.11.026. Epub 2013 Dec 4.

December 2013. Higher Serum Levels of Vitamin D are Associated with Reduced Risk of Diverticulitis. Maguire LH, Song M, Strate LE, Giovannucci EL, Chan AT. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2013 Dec;11(12):1631-5. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2013.07.035. Epub 2013 Aug 15.

September 2013. A microbial profiling method for the human microbiota using high-throughput sequencing. Tseng HH, Hullar MA, Li F, Lampe JW, Sandstrom R, Johnson AK, Strate LL, Ruzzo WL, Stamatoyannopoulos J. Metagenomics (Cairo). 2013;2:235646.

August 2013. Updates in diverticular disease. Templeton AW, Strate LL. Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2013 Aug;15(8):339.

Contact Info

M.D., University of California, San Francisco, CA

Residency in Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

Fellowship in Gastroenterology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

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