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
Ghassan Wahbeh, MD, is the director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center at Seattle Children's Hospital. He is associate professor of pediatrics and gastroenterology at the University of Washington School of Medicine. His clinical focus is in pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Dr. Wahbeh's research interests include early diagnostic tools in pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease, predictive tools for disease behavior, imaging in complicated Crohns and Colitis, and advanced therapies for Crohns disease. He also has clinical interests in upper gastrointestinal inammatory conditions in children and interventional endoscopy. Dr. Wahbeh is actively involved as teaching faculty in medical student education, resident and fellow physician training. He has received the outstanding teaching faculty and family choice awards. He continues to serve as the chair of the Medical Advisory Committee and on the board of trustees for the Crohns and Colitis Foundation of America, Northwest chapter.
A few years ago one of our family members was diagnosed with chronic diseases. We were new to the Seattle area just moved from California at the time. Moving into the new place in Seattle to live and all of a sudden having to deal with this unfortunate situation (chronic diseases). We were very disparate what to do with this situation. It was a very difficult time of our life for all of us in the family.
Thanks to Dr. Wahbeh and his GI staff. Our life was changed for better and we are very grateful for ever for that. From the first day that we met Dr. Wahbeh until now. We thanked God that we have one of the best doctors taking care of us. While his patient in our family was going through the unbearable physical pain we in the family were dealing with a tremendous emotional pain.
Dr. Wahbeh is for sure on of the best doctors. We noticed his superiority not only in his medical filed being a MD, but the way he (treats, listen and take care) of his patients. We always felt that not only we are visiting our best doctor, but we are visiting a nice friendly gentleman.
We highly recommend Dr. Wahbeh and we really appreciate all his efforts which got us through our very difficult time.
I am from Seattle, Washington and Dr.Wahbeh helped me tremendously in 2008 - I was going through a terrible time with Ulcerative Colitis - when he joined the team that was taking care of me; it was like a complete 180. I appreciate him then and now, I wish I could still go to Children's for my treatment. Dr. Wahbeh is definitely a great doctor for the youth who struggle with IBD and the embarrassment that may accompany it. This man is an amazing doctor- he made sure to remind me of the importance of keeping my follow ups and almost 9 years later, he's my favorite GI doc.
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.
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.
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. :)
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 own...as well as the tremendous nursing staff!
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