Rachel B. Issaka M.D., M.A.S. Accepting new patients

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Colorectal cancer care, Gastroenterology, Liver care (hepatology)




Rachel Issaka, M.D., M.A.S., is a board certified gastroenterologist at SCCA and UW Medical Center and a health services researcher with the Fred Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research.

Dr. Issaka specializes in the medical and endoscopic management of digestive diseases including cancer complications that affect the gastrointestinal system. She believes that all patients and their families deserve excellent care delivered with compassion and respect that preserves their dignity during life’s most vulnerable moments. She strives to offer such care and looks forward to the relationships that will form as a result.

Dr. Issaka earned her M.D. at the University of Michigan and her M.A.S. from UC San Francisco. She conducts research related to colon cancer screening, prevention, and implementation of interventions that decrease disparities and improve outcomes in colorectal cancer care.

Personal Interests

In her free time Dr. Issaka enjoys traveling, running, cooking and spending time with her family.
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at South Lake Union

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance at South Lake Union

825 Eastlake Ave. E Seattle, WA 98109


Breast cancer, Cancer care, Colorectal cancer, Gynecologic oncology

UCSF - Gastroenterology Program

Fellowship, 2017, Gastroenterology

Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Teaching Appointment, 2014

Northwestern Univ. Medical School

Residency, 2013, Internal Medicine

Northwestern Univ. Medical School

Internship, 2011, Internal Medicine

Univ. of Michigan SOM

Medical Education, 2010


Board Certifications
  • Gastroenterology, 2017, American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine, 2013, American Board of Internal Medicine