Chad A. Thornhill

Fellowship 7/1/2013 – 6/30/2016: University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston/McGover (Houston, TX)

Residency 7/1/2009 – 6/30/2012: Emory University

Medical School 8/1/2005 – 5/1/2009: Medical College of Georgia

Undergraduate 8/1/2001 – 5/1/2005: University of Georgia

Specialty / Boards: Pediatric Gastroenterology.  AB Pediatric Gastroenterology

Personal Bio:

I am blessed to love what I do, and being a doctor is the only job I ever really considered. Gastroenterology is a fascinating field, covering a wide variety of topics: nutrition and obesity, the various forms of food allergies, inflammatory bowel disease, and the delicate balance between the mind and the GI tract.   My career as a Pediatric Gastroenterologist allows me focus on the medicine about which I am passionate, diagnose and treat children, and perform procedures that greatly improve quality of life for my patients and their families.

My education began at UGA where I majored in Psychology and minored in Biology, while playing for the varsity baseball team.  I went on to medical school at the Medical College of Georgia and Pediatric Residency at Emory University.  I completed my Pediatric GI fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, where I focused my research on making colonoscopies more tolerable for children.

I count myself equally blessed to be married to my wife, Rebecca (a lawyer and fellow UGA graduate), and we have two beautiful children, Charlie and Caroline.  After more than a decade together and having lived in four different cities, we are thrilled to be putting down roots in Knoxville.  We love SEC football, cooking and entertaining, and traveling whenever possible.