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Dennis L. Christie, MD

Dennis L. Christie, MD

Gastroenterology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Research

On staff since January 1976

Academic Title: Professor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

"Thanks to an entrepreneurial mentor, I was able to be involved in the initial development of pediatric gastroenterology as a sub-specialty and to help define its direction and approach to gastrointestinal illnesses. We were among the first to use endoscopic technology in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric gastroenterology conditions and to clarify the safety and efficacy of these new instruments. Since that time, we have seen innovative science help advance the treatment of children with complex liver disease, inflammatory bowel disease and pancreatitis. I continue to be thrilled with my daily involvement in helping these children live better lives."


SSurprise, AZ07.11.13
I was diagnosed with a complex form of Crohn's Disease when I was 13. My primary care physician referred me to a gastroenterologist and after two years of unsuccessful treatments and many hospital stays, my GI admitted that my case was far too complicated for her and the knowledge she had. After months of searching, I was referred to Dr. Christie and going to see him was the best decision I ever made. Dr. Christie was kind and understanding and made me feel safe and properly cared for. The great thing about Dr. Christie is that he's not afraid to think outside the box to get results. Three years after being diagnosed I was in a full remission and I thank Dr. Christie for that. Sadly, I'm no longer able to be seen by a pediatric gastroenterologist, every GI I've had since just can't fill Dr. Christie's wonderful shoes.
MichelleKansas City, Missouri03.30.11
Our first experience with Dr. Christie was long distance when he called me after being recommended by my son's GI Doctor at Vanderbilt. I knew the moment I spoke with him that it was a good fit for my son's needs. We packed up and moved to Seattle and met him that week. I knew it was going to be a good experience when I realized he did not push medication and was more for healing the body from the inside-out. He did not pressure my son into anything and spent time educating us about the next steps. He then worked with Adam Goldin (whom I also highly recommend in Pediatric Surgery) and after my son's surgery, spent a long time with me explaining their findings and smiled with me and was so encouraging. I love Seattle Children's Hospital and so did my son. He had so many bad experiences in the past (not with Vanderbilt, but with other hospitals) that Dr. Christie gave us both hope again. Dr. Christie has been practicing in the field of Gastroenterology for a long time and was highly recommended by Vanderbilt. He is very knowledgeable and I would highly recommend him to anyone needing good GI care for their child.
Recommend Dr. Dennis Christie


Board Certification(s)
Pediatric Gastroenterology
Medical/Professional School
Northwestern University School of Medicine, Chicago
Gastroenterology, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles
Research Focus Area

Translational Research, Therapeutic Trials

Awards and Honors

Award NameAward DescriptionAwarded ByAward Date
SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2014Seattle Metropolitan Magazine 2014
Seattle's Top DocSeattle Met Magazine 2013
Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2012Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2012Seattle Magazine 2012
U.S. News Top DoctorU.S. News and World Report 2012
"Guide to America's Top Pediatricians"Consumer's Research Council of America 2009


Cognitive-behavioral therapy for children with functional abdominal pain and their parents decreases pain and other symptoms.
The American journal of gastroenterology , 2010 Apr: 946-56
Relative nephroprotection during Escherichia coli O157:H7 infections: association with intravenous volume expansion.
Pediatrics , 2005 Jun: e673-80


Presentations TitleEventLocationDate
The Epidemiology and Pathogenesis of IBDCrohn’s and Colitis FoundationFeb. 11, 2006
Reflux DisordersProvidence Everett Medical Center, Hyatt RegencyBellevue, WashingtonNov. 11, 2005
Understanding Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in the Pediatric PatientCentral Washington HospitalWenatchee, WashingtonOct. 28, 2005
New Perspectives in Celiac SprueKennewick General HospitalKennewick, WashingtonOct. 21, 2005
All That Vomits is Not RefluxNorth Pacific Pediatric Society: 171st Scientific ConferenceSemiahmoo Resort, Blaine, WashingtonAug. 25, 2005 - Aug. 28, 2005
New Perspectives in Celiac DiseaseNorth Pacific Pediatric Society: 171st Scientific Conference.Semiahmoo Resort, Blaine, WashingtonAug. 25, 2005 - Aug. 28, 2005

Primary Office

Seattle Children's
OB.9.620.1 - Gastroenterology and Hepatology
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Additional Offices

Seattle Children's Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center
1500 - 116th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
Seattle Children's Olympia
CO - Suite 140
615 Lilly Rd NE
Olympia, WA 98506

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