George McDonald, MD

Member, Gastroenterology / Hepatology Section
Clinical Research Division
Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology
University of Washington School of Medicine


St. Benedict’s College, Atchison, KS, 1963, B.S. (Chemistry)
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 1967, M.D.
University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1967-1969, Residency (Medicine)
University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1972-1975, Fellowship (Gastroenterology)
University of Oxford, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, Oxford UK, 1983-1984, Sabbatical (Gastroenterology)

Research Focus:

  • Gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary complications of hematopoietic cell transplantation
  • Outcomes research in hematopoietic cell transplantation: clinical parameters and biomarkers
  • Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of alkylating agents
  • Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation for treatment of patients with severe Crohn’s Disease

Clinical Expertise:

Prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary problems in patients undergoing hematopoietic cell transplantation

Current Studies:

  • Protocol 2551: Crohn’s Allogeneic Transplant Study { }
  • Outcomes of hematopoietic cell transplantation in patients with Gilbert’s Syndrome
  • Fibrosing cholestatic hepatitis C after hematopoietic cell transplantation
  • Cirrhosis of the liver in long-term survivors of hematopoietic cell transplantation
  • Plasma biomarkers in patients at risk for acute graft-vs.-host disease

Dr. George McDonald

Contact Information

(206) 667-6932