Dr. Douglas Howerton is a board-certified, fellowship-trained gastroenterologist. He specializes in pancreatic and biliary disease with advanced training in therapeutic ERCP and EUS procedures. His practice is centered around delivering personalized care with an emphasis on answering questions and optimizing care.
He has particular interest in the following conditions and procedures:
- Pancreaticobiliary disorders
- Sphincter-of-Oddi dysfunction
- Therapeutic ERCP
- Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
- Endoluminal stenting
- Colorectal cancer
After completing his undergraduate education at Emory University and West Virginia University, Dr. Howerton earned his medical degree from West Virginia University School of Medicine. He completed an internship and residency training at Cleveland Clinic Foundation, where he received the top senior medical resident award. He went on to pursue fellowship training in gastroenterology at Cleveland Clinic and served as chief GI fellow. He also completed a fellowship in advanced therapeutic ERCP at St Luke’s Hospital in Racine, WI.
In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Howerton helps to train the next generation of physicians as an associate professor of clinical internal medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA.
Dr. Howerton has a loving wife and two children. His special interests outside gastroenterology include sports, especially golf, and learning culinary skills to enhance his ability to cook great food. His wife and children’s career endeavors are very important in his daily life.