Open Positions

Academic Gastroenterologist 

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis is actively seeking additional faculty members to expand its Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology at its three primary teaching hospitals: the Methodist University Hospital (MUH), the Memphis VA Medical Center (MVAMC), and Regional One Medical Center. Rank and compensation will be commensurate with achievements and academic interests. Candidates should be accomplished in their areas of clinical and/or research expertise, committed to outstanding clinical care and teaching, eligible for Tennessee licensure, and be Board-certified in Gastroenterology. Specific areas targeted for growth within our Division include inflammatory bowel disease and GI motility.

MUH is ranked Best Hospital in Memphis by US News, MVAMC is the tertiary VA referral center for the region, and Regional One Medical Center is the only Level 1 Trauma Center in a 150-mile radius. These all qualify as underserved areas for J-1 waivers. Memphis, the heart of the Mid South, offers a seasonal climate, a low cost of living, and many activities and amenities.

Applicants should send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to Colin W. Howden, MD, Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 956 Court Avenue, Suite H210, Memphis, TN 38163 or should send Dr. Howden an e-mail to

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment program and services.

Clinical Services

The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology operates from 3 major teaching hospitals. This provides outstanding opportunities to participate in the care of a diverse patient population.

Regional Medical Center (Regional One Health)

Memphis Regional Medical CenterThe Regional Medical Center, located next to the UTHSC campus and staffed by UTHSC faculty, provides unique opportunities for management of public patients. Total beds are approximately 330. The hospital houses the Centers of Excellence in Trauma (Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma Center), Burn (Firefighters Regional Burn Center), and High-risk Obstetrics & Newborn (Korones Newborn Center). Of note, it is the only Level 1 Trauma center in the 5 state region within 150 miles of Memphis; in addition, more than half of the doctors in Tennessee receive all or some of their training at the MED, through its affiliation with UTHSC.

Please click here to visit websites of The Regional Medical Center (site of our GI inpatient consultative services) or its ambulatory center at The Medplex (base for our GI clinic and endoscopy unit) for more information. Patient contact phone number: 901-545-7100 (hospital) or 901-545-8311 (GI Unit).

Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center (MVAMC)

Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical CenterThe 280-bed tertiary care Memphis VAMC, also located next to the UTHSC campus, provides a full range of patient are services, with state-of-the-art technology as well as education and research, the only VA cryogenics lab and one of 23 spinal cord injury centers. Memphis VAMC has a large, well-funded research and development program, including studies in biomedical research, health services, clinical and cooperative studies, and rehabilitation. The VA has also positioned itself as a leader and advocate in the field of medical informatics. A patient's medical information can be accessed from any computer terminal.

Please visit the Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center for more information. Patient contact phone number: 901-523-8990 ext 5573.

Methodist University Hospital (MUH)

Methodist University HospitalThe Methodist University Hospital (MUH) is located only five blocks from the Regional Medical Center and VA. It is the flagship hospital for Methodist Healthcare, Inc., an integrated delivery network that includes 7 hospitals in the Mid-South, as well as rural clinics, minor medical centers, and home health care. Methodist University Hospital will provide real-world experiences of managing medical problems in an efficient and effective institution. The Transplant Institute and Liver Transplant Program, one of the 10 largest in the nation, is also based at the MUH. In 2011, Methodist Hospitals of Memphis was ranked #1 in Memphis (with Gastroenterology mentioned as a high-performing adult specialty) by US News.

Please visit the Methodist University Hospital website for more information. Patient contact phone number: 901-516-7000 (hospital), 901-516-7891 (GI Lab), or 901-866-8807 (for appointments).

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Contact Us

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

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Department of Internal Medicine