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Richard W. Tobin, MD
Clinical Professor & Director of Gastroenterology,
Eastside Specialty Center
Dr. Tobin is the director of gastroenterology at the Eastside Specialty Clinic and a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Washington. In addition to general gastroenterology, he has extensive experience in endoscopic procedures and clinical interests in colon cancer prevention, gastroesophageal reflux and esophageal motility.
Dr. Tobin earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and his M.D. at Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. He performed his internship and internal medicine residency at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and completed his gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Washington.
Dr. Tobin has over 17 years of private practice experience in GI. He has been on the University of Washington faculty since 1995. He has been listed in “The Best Doctors in America” and has also been recognized as one of the best doctors in Seattle by the Seattle Met Magazine. 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.
Recent Publications
Displaying 20 Most Recent Publications from PubMed

November 2000. Magnetic detection to position human nasogastric tubes. Tobin RW, Gonzales AJ, Golden RN, Brown MC, Silverstein FE. Biomed Instrum Technol. 2000 Nov-Dec;34(6):432-6.

September 1999. Magnetic field goniometry: a new method to measure the frequency of stomach contractions. Prakash NM, Brown MC, Spelman FA, Nelson JA, Read P, Heitkemper MM, Tobin RW, Pope CE 2nd. Dig Dis Sci. 1999 Sep;44(9):1735-40.

December 1998. Esophageal rings, webs, and diverticula. Tobin RW. J Clin Gastroenterol. 1998 Dec;27(4):285-95. Review.

December 1998. Increased prevalence of gastroesophageal reflux in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Tobin RW, Pope CE 2nd, Pellegrini CA, Emond MJ, Sillery J, Raghu G. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 1998 Dec;158(6):1804-8.

September 1996. Bleeding from gastric antral vascular ectasia in marrow transplant patients. Tobin RW, Hackman RC, Kimmey MB, Durtschi MB, Hayashi A, Malik R, McDonald MF, McDonald GB. Gastrointest Endosc. 1996 Sep;44(3):223-9.

Contact Info

Gastroenterology Fellowship, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Internal Medicine Residency, Barnes Hospital, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

M.D., Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX

B.A., Biochemistry, University of Texas, Austin, TX

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