Yutaka Tomizawa M.D.

Yutaka Tomizawa M.D.
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  • English
  • Japanese


  • Gastroenterology


Dr.Tomizawa is a board certified gastroenterologist at UW Medicine's Harborview Medical Center and a clinical assistant professor of medicine at the University of Washington. He performs advanced endoscopic procedures including endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), radiofrequency ablation (RFA), endoluminal stenting, complex stricture remediation and small bowel enteroscopy. He also offers standard endoscopic procedures such as upper endoscopy and colonoscopy. Dr.Tomizawa specializes in early detection and endoscopic management of gastrointestinal cancers of esophagus, stomach, pancreas, bile duct and colon.

Dr.Tomizawa completed his formal GI training in Japan before moving to the U.S., with a focus on the endoscopic management of early gastrointestinal cancer. While in Japan, he had the privilege of working with some of the world leading expertise in advanced endoscopy and having trained with endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD).

Dr. Tomizawa received his M.D. degree from the Tokyo Medical University. He did his residency in internal medicine at the University of Pittsburgh and fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Chicago where he also earned the degree of Master of Science (M.S.) in Clinical Research. He received additional specialized fellowship training in advanced endoscopy at the University of Pennsylvania where he worked with the premier advanced endoscopists in the country.

Patient Care Philosophy

I take care of each patient as an individual. I believe that each patient needs a wide variety of physical, emotional, psychological and social supports, which have to be respected regardless of their backgrounds. I take the time to listen to my patients, carefully understand their health issues and provide them with well-informed care.

Clinical Interests

Endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD); Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM); Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS); Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP); Radiofrequency ablation (RFA); Endoluminal stenting; Complex stricture remediation; Small bowel (single and double balloon assisted) enteroscopy

Research Interests

Epidemiology and endoscopic management of early esophageal squamous cell cancer and gastric cancer


Institution Credential Year
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Internship 2011
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Residency 2013
University of Chicago Medical Center -Gastroenterology Fellowship 2016
University of Chicago Medical Center -Gastroenterology Master 2016
University of Pennsylvania Fellowship 2017
Tokyo Medical University Medical Education 2002

Board Certifications

Certification Specialty Year
American Board of Internal Medicine Gastroenterology 2016
American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine 2013