Professor of Medicine and Director, Division of Gastroenterology
University of South Alabama
Dr. Di Palma trained in medicine at New York Medical College, Valhalla, New York and did a residency in Internal Medicine at USAF Medical Center, Keesler, Biloxi, Mississippi. After completing his fellowship in gastroenterology at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, he served on their teaching faculty. In 1987, Dr. Di Palma established the Division of Gastroenterology at the University of South Alabama which he now directs. Dr. Di Palma's scholarly interests are in various areas of digestive disorders and physiology. He has contributed over 250 published articles, reviews, book chapters and abstracts. Dr. Di Palma directs the gastroenterology fellowship training program and the division is known for teaching to medical students, residents, physician's assistants and nurse practitioners. Dr. Di Palma is active in the gastroenterology associations and organized medicine. He served on the Board of Censors of the Medical Society of Mobile County and was the Chairman of the Mobile County Board of Health. Dr. Di Palma is an ACG Past President.
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