Division Faculty: Joel I. Bessoff, M.D.

Joel I. Bessoff, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Chief, GI Section, Memphis Regional Medical Center

Medical School

Tufts University School of Medicine, 1964-68


Montefirore Hospital, New York, NY
Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT

GI Fellowship

Gastroenterology, Hartford Hospital, 1973-74
Gastroenterology, Yale New Haven Hospital CT., 1974-75
Hepatology, V.A. Hospital, West Haven, CT., 1974-75

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology

Professional Experiences

Private Practice Gastroenterology, Bayside Medical Center, Springfield, MA., 1974-2004

Special Interests

Colorectal Cancer in Minority Populations
Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Professional Memberships

American College of Physicians, Fellow
American Gastroenterological Association, Fellow
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
American Society of Internal Medicine

Selected Publications

  1. Sachdev MS, Bessoff Jl. Colonic intussusceptions. South Med J. 2007;100: 973-4
  2. Lodhia N., Ali A, Bessoff J. Hepatic portal venous gas due to cryptosporidiosis in a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. World J Hepatol. 2010; 2: 406-9
Gastro instrument endoscope

Contact Us

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
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