Jessie Kim-Deobald M.D.

Jessie Kim-Deobald M.D.
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  • English


  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology


Dr. Kim-Deobald was born and raised in Seoul Korea. She attended University of Washington and received BS degree in Chemistry and subsequently received her doctoral degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine. She did her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle. She finished her subspecialty fellowship training in Gastroenterology/Hepatology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center/Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. She is currently affiliated with University of Washington Medical Center- Northwest Hospital in Seattle, WA.

Dr. Kim-Deobald practices general gastroenterology, adolescent gastroenterology, and has special focus in hepatology. She enjoys direct patient care and is actively involved in healthcare education in various areas, such as chronic hepatitis C, chronic hepatitis B, fatty liver, irritable bowel syndrome and obesity/nutritional related issues. She enjoys teaching and sharing current clinical information with her colleagues and patients by speaking in local, regional and national educational programs.

Patient Care Philosophy

I see myself as an educator. I'd like to help patients navigate through the complex healthcare system and to be their own advocate. I encourage preventive medicine, self-care, and nutrition.

Clinical Interests

Viral Hepatitis B and C; non-alcoholic fatty liver disease; Autoimmune hepatitis; diverticulitis; irritable bowel syndrome; Opiod induced constipation; Allergy of the esophagus; Celiac Sprue; GERD; Adolescent gastroenterology

Research Interests

Device development for treatment of diverticulosis


Institution Credential Year
University of Washington School of Medicine Medical education 1990
Virginia Mason Medical Center Internship 1991
Virginia Mason Medical Center Residency 1993
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School Fellowship 1995

Board Certifications

Certification Specialty Year
American Board of Internal Medicine Gastroenterology 1997