Richard W. Tobin M.D.

Richard W. Tobin M.D.

Specialties and Expertise



Digestive Health




Digestive Health Center at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St.
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.598.4377|Map It 

Gastroenterology Clinic at Eastside Specialty Center

3100 Northup Way
Bellevue, WA 98004
Phone: 425.646.7777|Map It 


Dr. Tobin is the director of gastroenterology at the Eastside Specialty Clinic and a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Washington. In addition to general gastroenterology, he has extensive experience in endoscopic procedures and clinical interests in colon cancer prevention, gastroesophageal reflux and esophageal motility.

Dr. Tobin earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and his M.D. at Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. He performed his internship and internal medicine residency at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and completed his gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Washington. Dr. Tobin has over 17 years of private practice experience in GI. He has been on the University of Washington faculty since 1995. He has been listed in “The Best Doctors in America” and has also been recognized as one of the best doctors in Seattle by the Seattle Met Magazine. He is a member of the American Gastroenterology Association, American College of Gastroenterology and American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He is on the editorial review board for the journal Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and is past president of the Pacific Northwest Gastroenterology Society.

Patient Care Philosophy

I strive to treat patients with compassion and the highest quality care I can provide. I believe patients deserve complete honesty concerning their medical condition. I especially enjoy working with patients to help understand the cause of their symptoms and arrive at the best treatment strategy possible.

Personal Interests

Hiking, saxophone and reading.

Clinical Interests

Colon cancer prevention, gastroesophageal reflux and esophageal motility.

Research Interests

Clinical research in endoscopy and endoscopic unit management.


Univ. of Texas SouthwesternMedical education1987


Board Certifications

American Board of Internal MedicineGastroenterology1993
American Board of Internal MedicineInternal Medicine1990
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