Dr. Jonah B. Essers, MD

Dr. Jonah B. Essers, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology | Male | 40 years old

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Originally from Washington D.C., Dr. Jonah Essers completed his medical degree at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He...Read more

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in seattle wa |
Really caring doctor. Staff was great.
Seattle, WA |
Unprofessional and uncaring to his patients and their families. Spends to much time ordering unessesary expensive test. Waste of time, we should have gotten a second opinion sooner- the doc we received a 2nd opinion from knew and treated the issue from the first visit! No unnessary testing and this doctor was knowledgable, caring, and committed - the total opposite of J Essers. We should have listen to another Swedish pediatric specialist who told us to find someone better as she didn't trust
Nashville, TN |
We thought the practice was organized and well run. The staff got us in and out in relatively short order. Dr. Essers was very nice and spent a good deal of time with us and made sure we understood the treatment options.
Auburn, WA |
Dr. Essers is very knowledgeable and personable. He talked directly with my daughter even though she was young and made her feel very comfortable. The staff was excellent and returned our phone calls on time.
Seattle, WA |
Dr. Essers was kind, considerate, and warm. He spent a long time with my daughter and explained things in a way that we could understand. I'd recommend him to anyone.
Dr. Essers was great. He was great at explaining. I went under for an endoscopy as he was great at explaining and easy and did not have any discomfort he has done everything in his power to help me find a diagnosis.
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Originally from Washington D.C., Dr. Jonah Essers completed his medical degree at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He then moved back to his hometown of Washington D.C. for his pediatric residency at Children's National Medical Center, and went on to complete a pediatric gastroenterology fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital. Dr. Essers also obtained a Master's in Public Health at Harvard University during his in Boston. At Harvard, Dr. Essers began studying the genetic underpinnings for pediatric inflammatory bowel disease under the mentorship of Dr. Mark Daly at the Broad Institute. He received the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) Research Fellowship Award as a senior fellow. This funding that helped Dr. Essers secure a faculty position at Boston Children's, and allowed him to focus his efforts on his research. Dr. Essers spent four years working on understanding how genes play a role in dictating clinical behaviors in IBD. Dr. Essers joined the staff at Swedish Medical Center in 2012, and currently practices pediatric gastroenterology at Swedish. He is proud to be a part of the IBD Center at Swedish and particularly enjoys the challenging but very successful IBD transition program where older children with IBD transition to adult GI doctors for the next phase of their life. In the Northwest, Dr. Essers is on the CCFA medical advisory committee. He is a regular speaker at CCFA sponsored events. He also loves volunteering at Camp Oasis.

Dr. Essers' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
  •  Board certified in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Pediatrics
  •  Malpractice claims in Washington not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatrics

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Celiac Disease
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diarrhea
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophagitis
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Pancreatitis
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Vomiting Disorders


  • Medical School
    Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians and Surgeons

    Graduated in 2003

  • Internship Hospital
    Children's National Medctr D

    Completed in 2004

  • Residency Hospital
    Children's National Medctr D

    Completed in 2006

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Children's Hospital Boston

    Completed in 2009

  • Undergraduate School
    Cornell University

    Graduated in 1998

  • Other Education
    Mph-Harvard U

    Completed in 2010

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Pediatric Gastroenterology

Procedures Performed

  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Esophageal Dilatation
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Hemostasis
  • Impedence Testing
  • Non-Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • pH Probe
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