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

Teresa A. Brentnall, MD

Gastroenterology Specialist; Co-director, Pancreatic Cancer Surveillance Program
Fred Hutch
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
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

Specialty: Gastroenterology

Area of clinical practice

High risk prevention

Diseases treated

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

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


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