Carlos A. Pellegrini M.D.

Carlos A. Pellegrini M.D.

Specialties and Expertise



Center for Esophageal & Gastric Surgery, Digestive Health


English, French, Italian, Spanish


Primary Location

General Surgery Clinic at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.598.4477|Map It 

Esophageal and Gastric Diseases Clinic at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.598.4547|Map It 


Dr. Pellegrini is a UW professor of surgery and the chair of the Department of Surgery. He is a world-renowned surgeon in the area of esophageal diseases and introduced minimally invasive operations for the treatment of achalasia and gastroesophageal reflux. He focuses his practice in the area of benign and malignant esophageal problems.

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Patient Care Philosophy

I care for each patient as a person, and I am committed to serving their needs as much as it is possible in order to achieve maximum physical, emotional and spiritual health.

I recognize that disease affects not just an organ, not just a person, but an entire family. I strive to have a compassionate, family-oriented approach.

I recognize learning as a life-long process, and endeavor to maintain the highest degree of professional competence.

I promote an environment of personal development and professional growth amongst all my colleagues, co-workers and myself.

I value the resources entrusted to me and try to maintain fiscal responsibility in the delivery of health care."

Clinical Interests

Minimally invasive surgery. Surgery of the esophagus, stomach and gall bladder.

Teaching Interests

All aspects of surgery. He devotes most of his time to training individuals to become "total" doctors, not just surgeons.

Scope of Care

Surgery of the esopahgus, stomach and gall bladder.

Research Interests

1. Esophageal diseases and the physiology of the esophagus (how it functions and what it looks like when it does not function well).

Education: how to best train the next generation of physicians, what tools work best, how to use simulation to advance patient safety and how to introduce new techniques safely into the world of surgery.


University of Rosario(Argentina)Medical education1971
Granadero Baigorria(Rosario, Argentina)InternshipSurgery
Granadero Baigorria(Rosario, Argentina)ResidencyGeneral Surgery
Granadero Baigorria(Rosario, Argentina)Residency
Univ. of Chicago HospitalsFellowshipGeneral Surgery
Univ. of Chicago HospitalsResidencyGeneral Surgery
Univ. of Chicago HospitalsResidency


Board Certifications

American Board of SurgerySurgery1980
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