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Ghassan T. Wahbeh, MD

Ghassan T. Wahbeh, MD

Gastroenterology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Research

On staff since August 2004

Children's Title: Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center

Academic Title: Associate Professor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research


RayRedmnd, Washington07.30.12
Doctor Wahbeh understands and wants to help. His knowledge is vast and his easy to be approached manner is very comforting. He cares and is committed to his patient. My family cannot put into words how much we appreciate Dr. Wahbeh. We are very fortunate to have made his acquaintance. We are grateful Ghassan became a doctor.
DanielPort Angeles, WA09.13.11
This man saved my life. At thirteen years of age, I was going through a tough time in my life emotionally, and my health was seriously compromised. Following several tests and appointments, I was referred to Dr. Wahbeh, and was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease. After months of treatment, including a bowel resection, I recovered completely. And, because of recommendations and choices made conjointly, with Dr. Wahbeh's shrewd guidance and care, I have been in remission for the last six and a half, almost seven years. You can never go wrong with Dr. Wahbeh. He has my highest respect, and sincerest thanks for being not just the physician, but the man he is.
SusanKennewick, WA08.20.11
We look forward to having Dr. Wahbeh treat our 12 year old daughter who has Crohn's. He was highly recommended by her last GI, Dr. John Pohl @ Children's in SLC, whom we loved and credit for saving her life. After meeting Dr. Wahbeh, we are confident she will be in good hands. :)
DeborahLake Stevens, WA03.10.11
Dr.Wahbeh is a brilliant & caring down-to-business type doctor. He is not going to under-treat your child, and he speaks to them directly, giving the "cards" to them, as it should be. He is on top of the latest treatments for IBD. He's impressed my 11 year old daughter, and we are so thankful for him! If you are able to have him as your doctor, he will look after your child as if his well as the tremendous nursing staff!
Recommend Dr. Ghassan Wahbeh


Board Certification(s)
Pediatric Gastroenterology
Medical/Professional School
University of Jordan, Amman
Pediatrics, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland
Pediatric Gastroenterology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland
Research Focus Area

Translational Research

Awards and Honors

Award NameAward DescriptionAwarded ByAward Date
SEATTLE MAGAZINE TOP DOCTOR - 2014Seattle Magazine 2014
Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2013Seattle Magazine 2013
Seattle's Top DocSeattle Met Magazine 2013
Family Choice AwardSeattle Children's 2009
Outstanding Teaching Faculty AwardSeattle Children's 2005 - 2006
Best Retrospective StudyCleveland Clinic Pediatric Research Day 2001
Teaching Senior Resident AwardThe Cleveland Clinic Foundation 2001
Intern of the Year AwardCenter for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Diseases, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation 1999
Nominated for Alumni 13th Annual Graduate Level I AwardThe Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Ohio


Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Pediatric UPDATE CME audio program , 2010
A Real-time tool to display the predicted disease course and treatment response for children with Chroh's disease
Inflamm Bowel Dis , 2010
Gastric Contents in Pediatric Patients following Bone Marrow Transplanatation
Pediatric Anesthesia , 2010: 20: 660-665
Dairy allergy as potential cause of recurrent intussusception (Accepted poster presentation)
NASPGHAN, Maryland , Nov. 2009
Magnestic Resonance Enterography Use in Pediatric IBD: Review of 20 Patients (Accepted poster presentation)
International Symposium on Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Paris , Sept. 2009
King 5 News , 2009: :
Pediatric IBD
King 5 News , 2009: :
Collagenous gastritis, a new spectrum of disease in pediatric patients: two case reports
Cases Journal , 2009: 2:7511
Celiac Disease
King 5 News , 2008: :
King 5 News , 2007: :
Journal Watch Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine , Sept. 6, 2006: Vol. 2006, Issue 906, 3
Chapter 2: Basic Aspects of Digestion and Absorption
Pediatric Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease 3rd edition; revision submitted for 4th edition ,
The Changing World of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Book review (submitted) ,
Assessment of the Safety of Certolizumab Pegol Associated with the Time of Previous Biologic Treatment of Crohn’s Disease at a Single North American Site
Assessment of the Safety of Certolizumab Pegol Associated with the Time of Previous Biologic Treatment of Crohn’s Disease at a Single North American Site


Presentations TitleEventLocationDate
Pediatric IBD: what’s new, what’s notGrand RoundsSt. Mary Providence Hospital, Walla WallaOct. 2010
Decoding Myths in Pediatric GINorth Pacific Pediatric Society 180th ConferenceBell Harbor International Conference Center, SeattleMarch 2010

Research Funding

Grant TitleGrantorAmountAward Date
A Phase 2, open-label, multicenter study to assess the safety and efficacy of certolizumab pegol in children and adolescents with active Crohn’s disease (NURTURE Study) UCB 2010
Genome-Wide Association (GWA) identified predictors of response to Anti-TNFα Therapy in Pediatric IBDNIH NIDDK funding 2010
A Multicenter, Prospective, Long-term, Observational Registry of Pediatric Patients with Inflammatory Bowel DiseaseCentocor $15911 2008

Primary Office

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

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