Rebecca Fausel, MD

Areas of Focus: 
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Ulcerative Colitis
Crohn's Disease

About Me

As a gastroenterologist, my goal is to work in collaboration with each patient in order to control gastrointestinal disorders, with the ultimate objective of promoting overall wellness and allowing each patient to live the life he or she desires without limitations. I specialize in inflammatory bowel diseases, but I enjoy caring for patients with all types of gastrointestinal disorders.

- Rebecca Fausel, MD

Dr. Fausel was raised in Portland, Oregon. She attended Yale University for her undergraduate degree, and competed on the varsity swimming and cross country teams. She received her medical degree at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She completed her internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship training at the University of Washington. She completed an additional year of advanced specialty training in inflammatory bowel diseases at the Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan, New York. She specializes in the care of patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Other Interests: 

In her free time Dr. Fausel enjoys hiking, cycling, and running.

My Work

Hospitals Served: 
Providence Portland Medical Center
Areas of Focus: 
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Ulcerative Colitis
Crohn's Disease

Education & Honors

Board Certification: 
  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine
Education & Training: 
  • Fellowship, Advanced IBD, Mount Sinai, New York, NY, 2016
  • Fellowship, Gastroenterology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2015
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 2011
  • MD, George Washington School of Medicine, Washington, DC, 2008
  • BA, Religious Studies, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 2004
  • Portland Monthly Magazine, "Top Doctors", 2020, 2022, 2023
  • Alpha Omega Alpha
  • George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences Cum Laude, Yale University
  • Fausel RA, Kornbluth A, Dubinsky MC. “The First Endoscopy in Suspected Inflammatory Bowel Disease.” Invited review for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America. Submitted.
  • Fausel R, Torres J, Ramos L, Ungaro R, Colombel JF. “The Impact of Bariatric Surgery on the Course of Inflammatory Bowel Disease.” Poster presentation at Digestive Disease Week 2016.
  • Fausel RA and Zisman TL, “Medical Therapy for Crohn’s Disease: The Present,” In: Crohn’s Disease: Basic Principles. Fichera, Alessandro, Krane, Mukta K. (Eds.). Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015, pg 35-48.
  • Fausel R and Afzali A. “Biologics in the management of ulcerative colitis – comparative safety and efficacy of TNF antagonists.” Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management 2015; 2015 (11): 63-73.
  • Fausel RA and Paski SC. “A Case of Autonomic Dysreflexia Resulting in Seizure After Colonoscopy in a Patient with Spinal Cord Injury.” ACG Case Reports Journal. Published July 2014. 6.
  • Fausel RA and Dominitz JA. Review of “Colorectal Cancer Screening and Computerized Tomographic Colonography: A Comprehensive Overview.” Gastroenterology 2013; 145 (6): 1492-1493.
  • Luo Y, Tsuchiya KD, Park D, Fausel R, Kanngurn S, Welcsh P, Dzieciatkowski S, Wang J, Grady WM. RET is a potential tumor suppressor gene in colorectal cancer. Oncogene 2013; 32(16):2037-47.
Other Activities: 
  • Member of American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Member of Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America (REACH-IBD member)