PNWGS Women’s Brunch
Summer 2022


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 2022.


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

It was great to gather in person!



2022 "Meet the Professor"  Evening Program

IN PERSON EVENT AT THE RAINIER CLUB



Thursday, June 2, 2022



Stuart Jon Spechler, M.D.



Chief, Division of Gastroenterology
Co-Director, Center for Esophageal Diseases
Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas

Co-Director, Center for Esophageal Research

Baylor Scott and White Research Institute



“The Management of Patients with


GERD Symptoms Refractory


to Proton Pump Inhibitors"

  • 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.

Annual Membership Dues

Check out the latest episode of ​High Fiber!


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


For 2022, we are planning to gather virtually for the events in the first quarter.  We are planning to resume in-person dinner events at the Rainier Club in June. We will be monitoring the local pandemic situation and adjusting as needed to keep our members safe.

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

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

Listen to Episode 4 Now! You can listen directly from our website or search your favorite podcast service provider for High Fiber.


Parental Leave (and Pumpkin Spice) with Lauren Feld, M.D.


​​Join us for this important conversation regarding gender equity and parental leave in the field of gastroenterology with our guest Dr. Lauren Feld! Listen to the end for our favorite fall treats. Dr. Feld is a hepatology fellow at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. 

***Trigger warning: This conversation includes discussions on pregnancy, parenting and brief mention of pregnancy loss.


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​​​The 2022 "Meet the Professor" Evening Program Calendar

Session 1: January 6, 2022
"Chemoprevention of Colorectal Cancer in 2022: Where do We Stand?”

Andrew T. Chan, M.D, MPH

Professor, Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Vice chair, Gastroenterology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Chief, Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital

Virtual Evening Event


Session 2: March 3, 2022

“Pearls of Hemostasis”
J. Andy Tau, MD

Austin Gastroenterology / GI Alliance

Virtual Evening Event


Session 3: June 2, 2022

"The Management of Patients with GERD Symptoms Refractory to Proton Pump Inhibitors" 

Stuart Jon Spechler, M.D., AGAF, FACG

Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, Center for Esophageal Research

​Rainier Club, Seattle


Session 4: Fall - Date/Speaker to be Announced


Session 5: Holiday Mixer Event - Date/Speaker to be Announced