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Assistant Professor of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, School of Medicine, University of Washington

Hannibal Person, MD is an Assistant Professor of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Washington School of Medicine and the Medical Director of the Gut-Brain Health Program at Seattle Children’s Hospital. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine in 2013, where he was the recipient of the Dean’s Tuition Scholarship, Vice Dean’s Basic Science Research Award, and Dean’s Recognition Award. He completed training in pediatrics, psychiatry, and child & adolescent psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in 2018, where he served as chief resident. He remained at Mount Sinai for his fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology, & nutrition, which he completed in 2021. Throughout his training, he has received numerous honors, including the ISMMS Fellow of the Month Award, the ISMMS Resident Teacher of the Year Award, and induction into Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Person’s clinical and research interests include disorders of gut-brain interaction (DGBI), specifically the application of psychological and integrative strategies to address chronic abdominal pain and other gastrointestinal symptoms in children. He is also passionate about anti-racism in healthcare practice, having developed numerous workshops and a curriculum on this topic and lectured nationally. His current research projects including the implementation and assessment of two separate anti-racism in medicine curricula, one tailored to the field of pediatric gastroenterology. He is also researching racial disparities in pediatric DGBI assessment and treatment with the goal of developing interventions to ensure racial health equity.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, School of Medicine Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University of Washington