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Christopher J. Damman, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor & Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Biography
Dr. Damman is a board certified gastroenterologist with joint appointments at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and University of Washington Medical Center. His education and training include a B.A./M.A. from Wesleyan University in 1998/1999, an M.D from Columbia University in 2006, residency in internal medicine from the University of Washington in 2009, and fellowship in gastroenterology from the University of Washington in 2014.
 
Recent Publications
Displaying 20 Most Recent Publications from PubMed

March 2018. Searching for Bacterial Biofilm in Recurrent Cholangitis in Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis: A Case Presentation and Introduction of an Unexplored Disease Mechanism. Choi AY, Jalikis F, Westerhoff M, Boukhar S, Pulcini E, Damman C, Yu L. J Clin Transl Hepatol. 2018 Mar 28;6(1):114-118. doi: 10.14218/JCTH.2017.00029. Epub 2017 Dec 17.

February 2018. Non-endoscopic biopsy techniques: a review. Otuya DO, Verma Y, Farrokhi H, Higgins L, Rosenberg M, Damman C, Tearney GJ. Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 Feb;12(2):109-117. doi: 10.1080/17474124.2018.1412828. Epub 2017 Dec 15.

November 2016. Patients Perceive Clinical Benefit with the Specific Carbohydrate Diet for Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Suskind DL, Wahbeh G, Cohen SA, Damman CJ, Klein J, Braly K, Shaffer M, Lee D. Dig Dis Sci. 2016 Nov;61(11):3255-3260. Epub 2016 Sep 16.

July 2016. GUTSS: An Alignment-Free Sequence Comparison Method for Use in Human Intestinal Microbiome and Fecal Microbiota Transplantation Analysis. Brittnacher MJ, Heltshe SL, Hayden HS, Radey MC, Weiss EJ, Damman CJ, Zisman TL, Suskind DL, Miller SI. PLoS One. 2016 Jul 8;11(7):e0158897. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0158897. eCollection 2016.

July 2016. The intestinal microbiome, barrier function, and immune system in inflammatory bowel disease: a tripartite pathophysiological circuit with implications for new therapeutic directions. Vindigni SM, Zisman TL, Suskind DL, Damman CJ. Therap Adv Gastroenterol. 2016 Jul;9(4):606-25. doi: 10.1177/1756283X16644242. Epub 2016 Apr 19. Review.

April 2016. Mechanisms linking the gut microbiome and glucose metabolism. Utzschneider KM, Kratz M, Damman CJ, Hullar M. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2016 Apr;101(4):1445-54. doi: 10.1210/jc.2015-4251. Epub 2016 Mar 3.

August 2015. Low Level Engraftment and Improvement following a Single Colonoscopic Administration of Fecal Microbiota to Patients with Ulcerative Colitis. Damman CJ, Brittnacher MJ, Westerhoff M, Hayden HS, Radey M, Hager KR, Marquis SR, Miller SI, Zisman TL. PLoS One. 2015 Aug 19;10(8):e0133925. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0133925. eCollection 2015.

March 2015. Fecal Microbial Transplant Effect on Clinical Outcomes and Fecal Microbiome in Active Crohn's Disease. Suskind DL, Brittnacher MJ, Wahbeh G, Shaffer ML, Hayden HS, Qin X, Singh N, Damman CJ, Hager KR, Nielson H, Miller SI. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2015 Mar;21(3):556-63. doi: 10.1097/MIB.0000000000000307.

October 2012. The microbiome and inflammatory bowel disease: is there a therapeutic role for fecal microbiota transplantation? Damman CJ, Miller SI, Surawicz CM, Zisman TL. Am J Gastroenterol. 2012 Oct;107(10):1452-9. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2012.93.

January 2009. Buffer Optimization of Thermal Melt Assays of Plasmodium Proteins for Detection of Small Molecule Ligands. Crowther GJ, Napuli AJ, thomas AP, Chung DJ, Kovzun KV, Leibly DJ, Castaneda LJ, Bhandari J, Damman CJ, Hui R, Hol WG, Buckner FS, Verlinde CL, Zhang Z, Fan E, van Voorhis WC J Biomol Screen. 2009 Jul;14(6):700-7.

January 2009. The gut microbiota: a microbial arsenal protecting us from infectious and radiation-induced diarrhea. Damman CJ, Surawicz CM Gastroenterology. 2009 Feb;136(2):722-4 [Epub 2009 Dec 25]

December 2000. Characterization of Borrelia burgdorferi BlyA and BlyB proteins: a prophage-encoded holing-like system. Damman CJ, Eggers CH, Samuels DS, Oliver DB J Bacteriol 2000;182:6791-6797.

October 2000. Bacteriophages of spirochetes. Eggers CH, Casjens S, Hayes SF, Damman CJ, Oliver DB, Samuels DS J Mol Microbiol Biotechnol 2000 Oct;2:365-373.

Contact Info
Education

Gastroenterology Fellowship, University of Washington, School of Medicine, Seattle, WA

Residency, University of Washington, School of Medicine, Seattle, WA

MD, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY

Undergraduate Education, BA/MA with High Honors in Molecular Biology & Biochemistry, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

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