Dr. Richard A Kozarek MD Gastroenterologist

Dr. Richard Kozarek is a gastroenterologist in Seattle, Washington and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Seattle Children's Hospital and Swedish Medical Center-Cherry Hill Campus. He received his medical degree from University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and has been in practice for 41 years. Dr. Kozarek accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 7 doctors at Seattle Children's Hospital and one of 53 at Swedish Medical Center-Cherry Hill Campus who specialize in Gastroenterology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Gastroenterologist: Advanced Endoscopic Interventional, Biliary Tract Disease, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Pancreas Disease

Clinical Interests: Stents, Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography, Drainage, Treatment Outcome, Colonoscopy, Adenoma, Retrospective Studies, Pancreatic Ducts

Hospital Affiliation

Virginia Mason Medical Center
High performing in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

Swedish Medical Center-Cherry Hill Campus

Seattle Children's Hospital

Education & Medical Training

Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1974–1976

University of Arizona
Fellowship, Gastroenterology, 1976–1978

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Class of 1973

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 37 years in Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 35 years in Gastroenterology

WA State Medical License
Active through 2015

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Super Doctor, SuperDoctors.com

Top MD, Consumers Checkbook

Fellow (AGAF), American Gastroenterological Association
2006

Fellow (FACG), American College of Gastroenterology

Fellow, American College of Physicians

Fellow, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Past President, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
1997

Past President, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
1998

Past-President, Society for Gastrointestinal Intervention
2008

Past-President, Society for Gastrointestinal Intervention
2010

Past-President, World Gastroenterology Organization
2009

Past-President, World Gastroenterology Organization
2011

Schindler Award for Lifetime Achievements in GI Endoscopy, ASGE
2008

Publications & Presentations

Secretin (RG1068) Administration Increases Sensitivity of Detection of Duct Abnormalities by Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography in Patients with Pancreatitis.
Sherman, S.,Freeman, M. L.,Tarnasky, P. R.,Wilcox, C. M.,Kulkarni, A.,Aisen, A. M.,Jacoby, D.,Kozarek, R. A.

Effect of endoscopic sphincterotomy for suspected sphincter of Oddi dysfunction on pain-related disability following cholecystectomy: the EPISOD randomized clinical trial.
Cotton, P. B.,Durkalski, V.,Romagnuolo, J.,Pauls, Q.,Fogel, E.,Tarnasky, P.,Aliperti, G.,Freeman, M.,Kozarek, R.,Jamidar, P.,Wilcox, M.,Serrano, J.,Brawman-Mintzer, O.,Elta, G.,Mauldin, P.,Thornhill, A.,Hawes, R.,Wood-Williams, A.,Orrell, K.,Drossman, D.,Robuck, P.

Management of Pancreatic Ductal Leaks and Fistulae.
Larsen, M.,Kozarek, R. A.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Choice
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Premera BCBS Heritage & Heritage Plus 1
  • Providence Health System Personal Option
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • Health Net Oregon PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • ODS Network
  • Sagamore Health Plus
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS

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