David S. James, D.O., F.A.C.G.

Dr. James was honored as the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association's 2005 Doctor of the Year at the 105th annual convention. He is board-certified in both gastroenterology and internal medicine and is the director of the Gastrointestinal Center at Oklahoma State University Medical Center. He is a nationally recognized speaker who has presented talks in gastroenterology to numbers of groups and state medical organizations. His last text book contribution was a chapter on esophageal disorders in the GI/Liver secrets, 4th edition, 2010.

Dr. James received his Bachelor of Science degree at Michigan State University in 1963. He earned his Doctor of Osteopathy degree at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1967. Dr. James did his internship and internal medicine residency training at Oklahoma State University Medical Center in 1973.

In 1998 he was honored by the American College of Gastroenterology by the degree of Fellow in Gastroenterology (FACG). He has been published numerous times in peer review journals, is a frequent lecturer, and previously honored as the Researcher of the Year by the Oklahoma Chapter of the National foundation of Ileitis and Colitis. His research experience has now covered over three decades producing more than 200 clinical projects.

Dr. James is currently in private practice with Gastroenterology United of Tulsa. He also serves as professor of medicine at the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences where he has been in charge of the gastroenterology section for more than thirty years. He is the medical director of the endoscopy unit at Oklahoma State University Medical Center. He is the clinical director of the gastrointestinal fellowship program at Oklahoma State University Medical Center.

He has special interests in inflammatory bowel disease, both Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis. He is the only gastroenterologist in Oklahoma that is a part of a neurostimulator evaluation team for treatment of gastroparesis.

His clinic offers infusions of REMICADE® for inflammatory bowel and Venofer® for iron deficiency anemia. Ultrasounds of the liver and gallbladder, breath analysis for H. pylori, small bowel bacterial overgrowth and lactose intolerance can be evaluated within his clinic. A swallowing therapist is also available for patients who have esophageal food passage issues.