Meet gastroenterologist Dr. David E. DeVoid, who serves patients in Knoxville, Tennessee.
(ProNewsReport Editorial): – New York City, New York October 26, 2021 (Issuewire.com) – Dr. DeVoid, a caring pediatric gastroenterologist, is an attending physician at GI for Kids in Knoxville, Tennessee.
“It is said that if you love what you do for a living, you never really work a day in your life. After working as a pediatric gastroenterologist for 28 years, I am blessed to say that I still feel this way. From an early age I knew I wanted to be a doctor and especially a pediatrician. I greatly admired my pediatrician and loved the way he demonstrated “old-fashioned” patient-centered care. The specialty of pediatric gastroenterology further attracted me because it not only allows us to improve the lives of patients with diseases and conditions in the short term, but also allows us to have an impact on the future health of children , as many gastrointestinal diseases are at the root of their diet. and lifestyle causes,” said Dr. DeVoid.
Enjoying all aspects of pediatric gastroenterology, some of his specific interests include inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease and liver transplantation, pancreatic disease, as well as the nutritional support of patients with short bowel syndrome and those patients with special needs.
Academically, Dr. DeVoid trained at the University of Maryland College Park, where I majored in microbiology. He was very fortunate to receive an Air Force medical scholarship and studied at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. An education in one of the most important pediatric centers in the United States only cemented his love of pediatrics and also led him to the specialty of pediatric gastroenterology.
After medical training, he spent 10 years in the United States Air Force to attain the rank of Major. He then completed his residency in pediatrics at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio Texas and his fellowship in pediatric gastroenterology at Walter Reed Medical Center as well as Bethesda Naval Medical Center and the National Institute of Health.
After training, the physician obtained a board certificate in pediatrics and pediatric gastroenterology through the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP). ABP’s mission is to promote children’s health by certifying pediatricians who meet standards of excellence and are committed to continuous learning and improvement.
Returning to Wilford Hall Medical Center, Dr. DeVoid is the only liver transplant program in the US military. After leaving the Air Force, he spent 17 years in Chattanooga Tennessee, working both at the Children’s Hospital in Erlanger and private practice for the Galen Medical Group.
He was privileged to join GI for Kids in Knoxville in 2014, and admires not only the patients they serve, but also the detached East Tennessee Children’s Hospital that Knoxville is so fortunate to have.
Pediatric gastroenterology developed as a subspecialty of pediatrics and gastroenterology. It is concerned with the treatment of the gastrointestinal tract, liver and pancreas of children from infancy to the age of eighteen. Pediatric gastroenterologists evaluate and provide treatment plans for all types of chronic stomach problems, including abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, not gaining weight, feeding problems, constipation, or feeding problems.
In his spare time, Dr. DeVoid likes to spend time with family and friends. He has two wonderful children, Shannon and Christopher, who live nearby. They enjoy horseback riding, white water rafting and time on the water together. For leisure, he is an avid billiard player and enjoys bowling and card games.
More information about Dr. David E. DeVoid:
Through his findatopdoc profile, https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/3227836-David-DeVoid-Gastroenterologist-Pediatric or through GI for Kids, https://www.giforkids.com/our-providers/david-e – devoid-md/
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