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Barbara Jung, MD

Researcher
Chair
Department of Medicine
RR-512, Health Sciences Building
University of Washington
Box 356420
1959 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, Washington, United States

Barbara Jung is the Chair at the Department of Medicine, University of Washington. She is also the Division Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine. She received her medical degree with thesis in 1996 from the Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, Germany. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center in San Diego, she completed a residency in internal medicine and fellowship in gastroenterology at UC San Diego.

Dr. Jung’s research interests are in colorectal cancer, tumor genetics, and activin signaling and tumor progression and she studies colon cancer progression and metastasis. Her research in acute pancreatitis focuses on the relationship between activin signaling and inflammation. Her clinical focus is on the diagnosis and management of patients with Lynch and polyposis syndromes and she has led a multidisciplinary, personalized high-risk GI clinic with an associated clinical and tissue registry.

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