Richard S. Aycock, MD
Dr. Aycock earned his undergraduate degree with honors from Texas A&M and his M.D. degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. He completed his internship, residency and fellowship in Memphis at the University of Tennessee, Memphis. Dr. Aycock also completed a Research Fellowship in Gastroenterology and Liver Disease and was an American Liver Foundation Research Fellow. He is a Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology and a member of the American College of Physicians, American Gastrointestinal Association, American Association for the Study of Liver Disease and the Tennessee Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopists. He is a former Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Memphis, The Health Science Center, and currently serves as Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Tennessee. While on faculty at the University of Tennessee, Dr. Aycock was the recipient of a NIH Clinical Investigator Award as well as a VAMC Research Associate Award. He is currently a managing partner of Gastro One in Memphis, the President of Tennessee Gastro, a statewide CIN (Clinically Integrated Network) based on quality metrics in gastroenterology and the Medical Director of the Endoscopy Lab at Methodist University Hospital. He is the President of the combined medical staff of Methodist LeBonheur Hospitals. Dr. Aycock and his wife, Dr. Claudia Moise, live on their cattle ranch in north Mississippi and enjoy numerous outdoor activities.