Top Doctor
The Top Doctor award is a peer-nominated award for providers who give exceptional care.

Teresa A. Brentnall, MD

Gastroenterology Specialist; Co-director, SCCA Pancreatic Cancer Surveillance Program
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Professor, Gastroenterology Division; Charles and Mary Ann Walters Endowed Chair in Medicine and Gastroenterology; Professor of Pathology
University of Washington School of Medicine
Physician, Digestive Health Center
UW Medicine
Clinical expertise
Specializes in caring for patients that have an elevated risk of intestinal cancer due to hereditary susceptibility; familial pancreatic cancer and colon cancer associated with inflammatory bowel disease
What is your approach to care?

It is an honor to care for people when they are at difficult points in their lives because they are unwell. With my colleagues, I hope to deliver the best possible care.

Provider background

Diseases treated

Education, experience and certifications
Medical Degree
University of Washington, Medicine, 1987
Residency
University of California, Los Angeles
Fellowship
University of Washington, Dept. of Gastroenterology
Board Certification
Gastroenterology, 1997, 2009, American Board of Internal Medicine
Languages
English
Awards
Seattle Met's 2016 Top Doctors award

Dr. Brentnall was nominated by her peers for this award, because of his excellent care.

Research

Clinical trials

We make promising new treatments available to you through studies called clinical trials led by SCCA doctors. Many of these trials at SCCA have led to FDA-approved treatments and have improved standards of care globally. Together, you and your doctor can decide if a study is right for you.

Publications

Many of our SCCA physicians conduct ongoing research to improve standards of patient care. Their work is evaluated by other physicians and selected for publication to the United States National Library of Medicine, the largest medical library in the world. See scientific papers this SCCA provider has written.

Your care team

At SCCA, you receive care from a team of providers with extensive experience in your disease. Your team includes doctors, a team coordinator, a registered nurse, an advanced practice provider and others, based on your needs. You also have access to experts like nutritionists, social workers, acupuncturists, psychiatrists and more who specialize in supporting people with cancer or blood disorders.
Registered nurse (RN)
Your nurse manages your care alongside your physician and assists with care procedures and treatments.
Team coordinator (TC)
Your team coordinator works closely with you and your physician and serves as your scheduler.

Insurance

SCCA accepts most national private health insurance plans as well as Medicare. We also accept Medicaid for people from Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. We are working to ensure that everyone, no matter what their financial situation, has access to the care they need.

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