Digestive Diseases and Nutrition

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Welcome from our Director

I would like to welcome you to the Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition (DD&N) at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. Our nationally-renowned physicians are known for their expertise in

  • diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy
  • complex esophageal disorders
  • gastrointestinal motility disorders, nutritional support
  • and diseases of the liver, pancreas and biliary tract.

Our facilities are equipped with new state-of-the-art 6-room endoscopy unit and outpatient radiology services that make it the only place you visit for all your digestive and liver health needs.

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the wide range of services that we uniquely provide through each one of our physicians and our facilities. Our helpful staff will be happy to answer any question you may have.


Joel E Richter, MD, FACP, MACG 

Professor of Medicine
Hugh F. Culverhouse Chair for Esophagology
Director, Division of Digestive Diseases & Nutrition
Director, Joy McCann Culverhouse Center for Swallowing Disorders