William Norris,MD, FACG

MD, FACG

Gastroenterologist, CTCA Atlanta

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Treating cancer is not just about the disease; it is about the person and his or her hopes, values and wishes.

Location
Atlanta
Specialties
  • Gastroenterology
Education
  • Medical School: Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN
  • Residency: Internal Medicine - University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis,TN
  • Fellowship: Gastroenterology - National Capitol Consortium, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Washington, DC
Certifications
Board Certified, Gastroenterology - American Board of Internal Medicine

Dr. William Norris joined Cancer Treatment Center of America® (CTCA), Atlanta, in August 2018. As a Gastroenterologist, he focuses on diagnosing and treating cancers of the stomach, gallbladder, small and large intestine, colon, rectum, esophagus, liver and pancreas.

“As a gastroenterologist at CTCA®, I am able to work closely with my patients to design and manage a customized and comprehensive care plan,” says Dr. Norris. “I truly get to know my patients and their families, and I try to make them feel secure, comfortable and confident throughout the cancer treatment journey.”

He believes that the doctor-patient relationship is based on trust and understanding. “I enjoy helping others, and I consider the strong connections I make with patients and their families to be a privilege,” says Dr. Norris.

Dr. Norris graduated cum laude from Morehouse College in Atlanta, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in biology. He received his medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Tennessee in Memphis, Tennessee.

Dr. Norris then joined the U.S. Army Medical Corps and served as Chief of Medicine at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He completed a gastroenterology fellowship with the National Capitol Consortium at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington, DC, and an advanced endoscopic training program with the University of Maryland. As a member of the U.S. Army Medical Corps, Dr. Norris also served as a PROFIS physician for the 2/187 infantry battalion, the 3rd brigade combat team, and the 82nd airborne division, as well as serving a six-month deployment to Mosul, Iraq. During his time with the Army, he received the Bronze Star Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal and the Order of the Combat Spur, and was a three-time recipient of the Army Commendation Medal. He later worked as a staff gastroenterologist and the director of endoscopy at Walter Reed. 

Prior to joining CTCA, Dr. Norris was in private practice in Nashville, Tennessee, where he also served as Medical Director for Quality Medical Research. He has held many academic appointments, including assistant professor of medicine for the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, and assistant professor of medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC.

Dr. Norris has been published in many peer-reviewed journals, including the World Journal of Gastroenterology, Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Endoscopy, and the Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases. He also served as an editorial reviewer for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Saudi Medical Journal and the American College of Gastroenterology Institute of Clinical Research and Education.

In addition to serving on the American College of Gastroenterology’s public relations committee, Dr. Norris is a member of the National Medical Association, the American College of Gastroenterology and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

Dr. Norris joined Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates in 2016, as a full time gastroenterologist. He practices at CTCA on a part-time basis as part of a collaborative partnership.