Meet Our Providers

At Gastrointestinal Specialists Foundation, you receive complete care from a team of highly trained medical professionals. Our credentialed nurses and certified nurse anesthetists work closely with every patient.
Bierman, M.D.

Paul S.

Bierman, M.D.

College:
University of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, PA
Medical School:
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine; Miami, FL; 1991
Residency:
Jackson Memorial Hospital; Miami, FL; 1994

Dr. Bierman is a Board-Certified Gastroenterologist with more than twenty-six years of experience. Dr. Bierman is highly respected by patients and colleagues for his superior medical and surgical skills, as well as for the exceptional level of personal attention and devotion he brings to each case. Dr. Bierman sees patients in our Memphis office.

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Fields, M.D.

Kenneth I.

Fields, M.D.

College:
Bachelor of Arts, Biology; Brandeis University; Waltham, MA; 1987
Medical School:
Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Bronx, NY; 1991
Residency:
Mount Sinai Hospital; New York, NY; 1995

Kenneth Fields is a Board-Certified Gastroenterologist with more than twenty years of experience. Before joining GI Specialists, he served as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Dr. Fields works in all areas of gastroenterology and is highly respected for his expertise in upper and lower endoscopy techniques. He sees patients in our Memphis, Collierville, Brighton and Covington offices. He sees patients in our Memphis, Brighton, and Covington offices.

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Friedman, M.D.

Edward S.

Friedman, M.D.

College:
Bachelor of Science; University of Memphis; Memphis, TN; 1996
Medical School:
University of Tennessee Health Science Center; Memphis, TN; 2003
Residency:
University of Tennessee Health Science Center; Memphis, TN; 2006

Edward Friedman is a Board-Certified Gastroenterologist trained in both Gastroenterology and Hepatology. As a fellow in Gastroenterology, Dr. Friedman furthered his gastrointestinal procedural training in Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), a specialized technique used to study the ducts (drainage routes) of the gallbladder, pancreas and liver.

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Kistangari M.D.

Gaurav

Kistangari M.D.

College:
Master of Science in Public Health; Case Western Reserve University; Cleveland, OH; 2014
Medical School:
Osmania Medical College; Hyderabad, India; 2003
Residency:
Fairview Hospital, Cleveland Clinic; Cleveland, OH; 2008

Dr. Kistangari is a Board-Certified Gastroenterologist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of digestive disorders including stomach pain, ulcers, reflux, constipation and irritable bowel syndrome. He has nearly 20 years of clinical experience and is a member of the American College of Physicians, American Medical Association and the American Gastroenterological Association. A native of Hyderabad, India, Dr. Kistangari is fluent in English, Hindi and Telugu.

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Smith, M.D.

Randelon D.

Smith, M.D.

College:
Bachelor of Science, Biology; Southern University and A&M College; Baton Rouge, LA; 1993
Medical School:
University of Tennessee Health Science Center; Memphis, TN; 2004
Residency:
University of Tennessee Health Science Center; Memphis, TN; 2007

Dr. Smith is a Board-Certified Gastroenterologist who worked as a private hospitalist before returning to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center to complete a fellowship in gastroenterology. He is trained in both Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Dr. Smith has presented his rectal carcinoid and radiation proctitis research at several meetings.

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