Faculty

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Mark Corkins, MD
Program Director

Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Sub-board Gastroenterology, Certified Nutrition Support Clinician
Residency: University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics
Fellowship: University of Nebraska Medical Center/Creighton University
Job Title: Division Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
Professor, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

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Cary Cavender, MD
Assistant Program Director

Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Sub-board Gastroenterology
Residency: East Carolina University School of Medicine
Fellowship: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Job Title: Associate Professor, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Patient Care Emphasis: Pediatric inflammatory bowel disease, cyclic vomiting syndrome, functional abdominal pain and eosinophilic disorders

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Dennis Black, MD

Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Sub-board Gastroenterology
Residency: Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
Fellowship: The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Job Title: Medical Director of Children's Foundation Research Institute, Vice President of Research, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
J.D. Buckman Professor of Pediatrics, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

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John Eshun, MD

Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Sub-board Gastroenterology, Sub-board Pediatric Transplant Hepatology
Residency: Miami Children's Hospital - Pediatrics
Fellowship: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences - Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition | University of Tennessee Health Science Center - Transplant Hepatology
Job Title: Associate Professor, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Science Center
Patient Care Emphasis: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Hepatology

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Linda Lazar, MD

Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Sub-board Gastroenterology
Residency: Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center - Pediatrics
Fellowship: Case Western Reserve University, Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital – Pediatrics
Job Title:
Co-Director of Children's Intestinal Rehabilitation Clinic, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital
Professor, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

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John Whitworth, MD

Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Sub-board Gastroenterology
Internship: Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, University of Louisville, Kentucky
Residency: Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Fellowship: The University of Colorado School of Medicine/ The Children’s Hospital
Job Title: Coordinator for Improve Care Now
Assistant Professor, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Contact Us

Pediatric Gastroenterology
Fellowship
49 S. Dunlap
Suite 232
Memphis, TN 38105

Fellowship Coordinator
Makeda Porter
Phone: (901) 287-7489
Email: mporte17@uthsc.edu