Chief's Message

Our clinical faculty are based at three hospital locations in Memphis, TN – Methodist University Hospital (MUH), Regional One medical center (ROH) and the Memphis VA Medical Center. Faculty members have diverse clinical and academic interests within luminal gastroenterology and hepatology. In addition, we work closely with the Liver Transplant group based at MUH.

Fellows rotate among the three locations in Memphis. At MUH, they work both with the gastroenterology service and the hepatology / liver transplant group. Our fellowship program is fully accredited by the ACGME. Adequate time and resources are available for research and academic activities, which are a required component of the fellowship program. We have regularly scheduled conferences for the fellows at which attendance is mandatory. Presentations by faculty and fellows cover the broad field of gastroenterology and hepatology as well as regular journal club presentations, clinical case presentations and research seminars.

Division Chief Colin Howden, M.D, Hyman Professor of Medicine


Dr. Howden is internationally known for his clinical trial work and expertise in the development of H2-receptor antagonists and proton-pump inhibitors. He has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles, numerous books and book chapters and serves on the editorial boards of several journals. He has been particularly active in the leadership of key committees in the American Gastroenterological Association, the premier organization for the field. Dr. Howden served as Professor in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois and Attending Physician, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago. Board-certified in Gastroenterology, Dr. Howden  also serves as the Chief of the GI service at Regional One Health where he is  engaged clinically in general gastroenterology and endoscopy for patients with digestive disorders.





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Division of Gastroenterology
956 Court Ave, Suite H314
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: 901-448-2510
Fax: 901-448-7836
Site contact: Donna Heath

A division of the
Department of Internal Medicine