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Joel Bessoff, MD, Gastroenterology, Memphis, TN, Methodist Healthcare Memphis Hospitals


Gastroenterology Memphis, TN

Chief of GI, The Regional Medical Center at Memphis

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Education & Training

  • Yale-New Haven Hospital
    Yale-New Haven Hospital1973 - 1975
  • Hartford Hospital
    Hartford HospitalResidency, ?, 1972 - 1973
  • Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Moses and Weiler Campuses)
    Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Moses and Weiler Campuses)Residency, Internal Medicine, 1970 - 1970
  • Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine
    Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of MedicineResidency, Surgery, 1969 - 1969
  • Montifiore Hospital and Medical Center
    Montifiore Hospital and Medical CenterInternship, ?, 1968 - 1969
  • Tufts University School of Medicine
    Tufts University School of MedicineClass of 1968
  • University of Vermont
    University of VermontBS, Cum Laude, 1965 - 1965

Certifications & Licensure

  • TN State Medical License
    TN State Medical License 2004 - 2018

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • J. Lacey Smith Outstanding Teacher Award Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 2008, 2009
  • Fellow (AGAF) American Gastroenterological Association, 2006

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Penetration of Cefamandol into the Human Biliary Tract.  
    R. Brown and J. Bessoff, Unpublished
  • Double Blind Comparison of Lactulose. and Neomycin plus Sorbitol in the treatment of Acute Nitrogenous Portalsystemic Encephalopathy.  
    C. E. Atterbury, S. Bar-Heir, J. Bessoff, G. Cohen, M. Mutchnick, D. Petroski, N. Snyder, H. O. Conn, Am J Dig Dis


  • Balloon dilatation for gastrojejunal stenosis in gastric bypass surgery.
    KN Whitt, A Madan, J Bessoff, C Tombazzi, Southern Regional Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Endoscopic Management of Intra and Extrahepatic Biliary Leak Following Hepato-Biliary Surgery. Does Location Make a Difference?
    C Miller, J Bessoff, C Tombazzi, American College of Gastroenterology, Las Vegas, NV
  • Quality Improvement Study Barriers to Completion of Outpatient Endoscopic Procedures: The Memphis Regional Medical Center Experience.
    J Bessoff, K Whitt, American College of Gastroenrereology, Orlando, FL
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  • Medical Therapy of Inflammatory Bowel Disease- An Update. 
    Medical Grand Rounds, UTHSC
  • Miscellaneous Intestinal Disorders. 
    Medical Housestaff Each Fall
  • Pancreatic Cholera Syndrome: A case Report and Review of the Worlds Literature. 

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