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Michael K. Dougherty, MD, MSCR

Adjunct Professor of Medicine

Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

I see patients with a broad range of gastrointestinal disorders and perform endoscopic procedures. My research interests are aimed at an end goal of extending access to GI services to all populations in a rational and responsible manner. I have a particular interest in luminal cancer prevention, specifically for gastric and colorectal cancer, as well as esophageal disease. With regard to methodology I have experience in observational epidemiologic studies, systematic reviews and meta-analysis, and studies of the gut microbiota. I also collaborate with researchers and clinicians from other institutions on investigations and endoscopic procedure outreach in Central America.

Clinical Focus: General GI – Luminal

Academic Interests: clinical research in luminal GI; underserved populations, health outcomes, implementation science, healthcare access research.


Education and Training

  • Undergraduate:  BA in Philosophy and Spanish from Emory University
  • Doctorate:  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Residency:  Internal Medicine at University of Pennsylvania
  • Fellowship:  Gastroenterology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill