Dennis L. Christie, MD, is an attending physician at Seattle Children’s Hospital and professor of pediatrics at the University of Washington’s School of Medicine. He is board certified in pediatric gastroenterology. Christie was instrumental in establishing the specialty of pediatric gastroenterology in the Pacific Northwest.
He collaborated in the establishment of the safety, efficacy and practicality of using ﬂexible fiber optic endoscopy in the diagnosis and therapy of children with gastrointestinal diseases. Two of his early publications demonstrated the association between gastroesophageal reﬂux and recurrent respiratory disease. His research interests relate to inflammation in the intestine. He is actively involved with the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Treatment Center and the Autism Treatment Network. He is a member of the CUMG Advisory Board and chairman of the contracting committee for CUMG. He is past president of the pediatric committee for the American College of Gastroenterology, is an active member of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology and belongs to the American Gastroenterological Association.