Carles R. Surles, Jr., MD
I feel privileged to be a part of the Memphis community. This city and its people have become my home and extended family. I look forward to growing spiritually and professionally in this nurturing environment. My interests are golf, golf and more golf. I also enjoy music.
Education and Training
A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Surles also attended medical school there. He finished in 1996 and, while in medical school, earned his Master of Public Health in Health Policy Administration. After medical school, he was an internal medicine resident at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, where he also served as chief resident in his last year.
In 2000, he began a fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Hospitals, which he completed in 2003. Dr. Surles has worked for Special Olympics International, where he developed the Olympic Games rulebook, and was a teaching assistant in the Science Enrichment Program at Chapel Hill.
He was certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine and gastroenterology in 2001 and 2003, respectively.
Honors and Awards
Medical College of Georgia 1996-1997 “Intern of the Year,” Department of Internal Medicine
Board of Governors Medical Scholarship 1992-1996
Robert P. Holding Scholarship for Medical Education 1995
Womack-Whitson Medical Scholarship 1991-1996
Alpha Kappa Alpha for Graduate Studies 1991
Robert P. Holding Scholarship for Graduate Studies 1994-1995
University of North Carolina School of Public Health Scholarship 1995
The John Motley Morehead Scholarship for Undergraduate Studies 1987
American College of Gastroenterology
American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
American Gastroenterological Association
Memphis and Shelby County Medical Society
Bluff City Medical Society
Surles CR. Single Dose vs. Multiple Dose Therapy in the Treatment of Acute Cystitis in Adult Women: A Review of Three Randomized Clinical Trials.
Surles CR. et al. The United States Population Based Comprehensive Health Care Bill; A Proposal for Health Care Reform. Draft and Presentation for the Department of Health Policy and Administration 1994.