Dennis Yamamoto, M.D. interest in medicine came late in his educational pursuits, and even a bit unexpectedly, when as a graduate student at Michigan State, a friend suggested they take jobs as orderlies at the local hospital. He seized the opportunity to work in a hospital and soon found that medicine was the career he never knew he always wanted. He pursued his Medical Doctorate at Michigan State, and chose gastroenterology as his subspecialty, fascinated by the field’s potential for exploring a variety of interventional therapies.
Dr. Yamamoto did his internship, residency, and fellowship at the University of Wisconsin, where he was Chief Resident and worked for six years after graduation as a Clinical Assistant Professor and Staff Gastroenterologist. In 1985, he was among the founding physicians of Digestive Health Associates.