Bryan L. Balmadrid M.D.

Bryan L. Balmadrid M.D.
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Language

  • English

Specialty

  • Gastroenterology

Bio

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.

Patient Care Philosophy

My first priority is always for patient care and comfort. "Patient care" means more than just providing a procedure or a clinic visit. For me, it means that I stay up to date with new technology and science and use all my resources including my colleagues to provide you with the best options. Patient comfort is more than just reducing your pain and symptoms. It means that I am your guide and advocate through what sometimes can be a complicated path in receiving medical care. I will provide you and your family with assurance that we are looking out for your health and well-being, and that we will provide you with all the necessary information to create a plan to make you better.

I am also proud to call Harborview Medical Center my Hospital. We have many of the advanced equipment that most other GI departments do not have. We have established a multidisciplinary approach. We have teamed with surgeons, radiologists, cancer specialists, University of Washington Medical Center, and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and continue to obtain more resources. We are focused on giving the best and most up to date patient care rather than focusing on the bottom line. We have a great team here and, I cannot wait to show you what we have to offer.

Clinical Interests

His expertise and interests include endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), single & double balloon, Barrett’s esophagus ablation, endoscopic (nonsurgical) mucosal resection of precancerous lesions, endoluminal stenting, direct endoscopic necrosectomies of walled off pancreas necrosis, pancreaticobiliary trauma, direct cholangioscopy, biliary RFA ablation, pancreas FNA RFA probe ablation, and other complex endoscopic procedures. He has a special interest in GI cancers, acute and chronic pancreatitis, and bile duct disease such as stones, trauma and cancer.

Research Interests

His research interests include pancreas and biliary disease, device development and, specifically, pancreaticobiliary trauma and pancreas fluid collections such as pseudocysts and walled off necrosis. He is also active in device development and prototype testing to further advance the field of gastroenterology.

Education

Institution Credential Year
Tulane University Medical Center Residency
Duke University SOM Fellowship
East Carolina University Teaching Appointment
Medical College of Wisconsin Medical education 2004
Tulane University Medical Center Internship
Tulane University Medical Center Residency
Degree Institution Year
MD Medical College of Wisconsin 2004

Board Certifications

Certification Specialty Year
American Board of Internal Medicine Gastroenterology 2011
American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine 2007