About Us


The Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition (gastroenterology, liver diseases and nutrition) is comprised of 19 board-certified Physician faculty members with passion in providing state-of-the-art patient care, medical education, and clinical research.

At the division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, we offer comprehensive consultative care in various complex gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary and pancreatic disorders as well as clinical nutrition. Our highly respected team accepts referrals from all over the country. We welcome patients that have not found relief from past treatments for their digestive or swallowing problems. With wide variety of professional experience and background education and training, our gastroenterologists are also able to perform complex diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures, some offered uniquely by our division.

Our USF team of physicians works closely with other patient care facilities such as Tampa General Hospital, which allows us to expand our resources beyond a single location and puts us on the cutting edge of newer technologies. Although every one of our gastroenterologists is involved in teaching and clinical research, we have a commitment to providing world-class patient care available whenever you need it.

Many of our USF Health gastroenterologists are well-known throughout the country in their area of expertise and have held very prestigious positions in the field of gastroenterology. Our new division director is past president for the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and served as co-editor of its scientific publication, the American Journal of Gastroenterology. Two physicians are past presidents of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE), three physicians are past governors of the ACG for North Florida, and three physicians are past presidents of the Florida Gastroenterologic Society (FGS).

With recent institutional organization changes, the Joy McCann Culverhouse Center for Swallowing Disorders became part of the division, allowing patients to more easily find the care they need.