Brooks D. Cash, MD recently assumed the role of Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, where he is also Dan and Lillie Sterling Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas McGovern Medical School. Prior to his relocation to UTHealth Houston, Dr. Cash was Chief of the Gastroenterology Division at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, AL. Prior to relocating to Alabama, Dr. Cash served for 24 years in the United States Navy, retiring in 2013 with the rank of Captain. For 20 of those years, he was stationed at Bethesda Naval Hospital and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in the Washington, D.C. area. During his time at Bethesda Naval and Walter Reed, he served as Chief of Gastroenterology, Chief of Medicine, and finally the Deputy Commander for Medicine at both institutions. He also holds an appointment as a Professor of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD.
Dr. Cash received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration (Finance) with Honors from the University of Texas in Austin. He earned his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD, and completed his internship, residency, and gastroenterology fellowship at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.
Dr. Cash is a Diplomat of the American Board of Gastroenterology. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Gastroenterology, American Gastroenterological Association, and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He has chaired numerous professional society committees, and has been course director for national and regional ACG Postgraduate meetings. Dr. Cash has served on the Rome Committee for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders and has authored over 150 articles and book chapters on a wide variety of gastrointestinal topics including irritable bowel syndrome and chronic constipation, opioid-induced constipation, colorectal cancer screening, CT colonography, acid-peptic disorders, Barrett’s esophagus, medical education techniques, and evidence-based medicine. He serves as an Associate Editor for the American Journal of Gastroenterology, is an editorial board member and reviewer for multiple internal medicine and gastroenterology medical journals, and is a sought-after lecturer at national and international scientific meetings.