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Episode 3: Best Laid Plans with Klaus Mergener, M.D., Ph.D., MBA

Join host Kunjali Padhya, M.D. as we look back on a year full of surprises with the recent President of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Dr. Klaus Mergener. 

Please check back soon for updates to the Evening Program Schedule! 


For 2021, we are planning to host the Spring Events virtually, and hoping to gather in person at the Rainier Club for the Fall Events 

PNWGS Women’s Brunch
Summer 2021


We are proud to host our first Women’s Networking Event for our female PNWGS members. Join our President, Kunjali T. Padhya, M.D. from Swedish Medical Center and Board Member, Blaire E. Burman, M.D. from Virginia Mason Medical Center for a special brunch and conversations with your colleagues. Chris Simmons, Market Development Manager with Boston Scientific, will give a brief overview of Boston Scientific’s commitment to include, empower, and advance Women in the field of Endoscopy.


We will be announcing the updated date for this special event in the Spring of 2021.


Location: Mr. West Cafe Bar, U-Village, Seattle

Please join us as we kick off the


2021 "Meet the Professor"  Evening Program with a

VIRTUAL EVENT


on Thursday, April 22, 2021



welcoming Fola May, M.D., Ph.D. from UCLA presenting:



"Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities


in Colorectal Cancer Screening"

Our mission is to expand knowledge through engaging and educational events that foster relationships in the field of gastroenterology in the greater Pacific Northwest.  

  • Attend our dinner series at a discounted price available to members only.
  • Members may also be considered for leadership opportunities that may be available on our Board of Directors.

It’s important to us to provide a quality educational experience to our members.  Contact us for many ways to become involved today.

Please Join Us

We are excited to launch 


High Fiber, our new monthly


Podcast Series bringing you


consistently informative content.

​​​The 2021 "Meet the Professor" Evening Program Calendar

Session 1: April 22, 2021
"Addressing Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Screening "

Virtual Evening Event
Folasade (Fola) P. May, M.D., Ph.D., M.Phil., Assistant Professor of Medicine, 

Vatche & Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases;
Director, Melvin and Bren Simon Gastroenterology Quality Improvement Program;
Staff Physician, Division of Gastroenterology, VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System;
Adjunct Investigator, VA HSR&D Center for the Study of Healthcare Innovation, Implementation & Policy;
Director of Grants and Postgraduate Research, UCLA Global Health Program
Assistant Director, UCLA STAR Program