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Dennis D. Black, MD, AGAF

  • Consulting Physician, Gastroenterology
  • Professor of Pediatrics; Scientific Director, Children's Foundation Research Institute, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, University of Tennessee Health Science Center



MD – University of Tennessee School of Medicine, University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences, Memphis, TN
Internship – Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center, Memphis, TN
Residency – Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center, Memphis, TN
Fellowship – Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center, Memphis, TN

Clinical Interests

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology

Selected Publications

Lin, X, Hu, D, Chen, G, Shi, Y, Zhang, H, Wang, X, Guo, X, Lu, L, Black, D, Zheng, X-W, and Luo, X: Associations of THBS2 and THBS4 polymorphisms to gastric cancer in a southeast Chinese population. Cancer Genetics. Published online, 10.1016/j.cancergen.2016.04.003.  PMID: 27160021

Tillman, EM, Guan, P, Howze, T, Helms, R, and Black, DD: Role of PPARα in the attenuation of bile acid-induced apoptosis by omega-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in cultured hepatocytes.  Pediatr Res 2016 Jan 12. doi:10.1038/pr.2016.2. PMID: 26756785.

Tillman, EM, Black, DD, Buddington, RK, Sylvestre, PB, Guan, P, and Helms, RA:   Colitis may enhance liver injury in a preterm porcine model of parenteral nutrition. BAOJ Nutrition 1: 004, 2015.

Lin, H, Kahana, D, Vos, M, Black, D, Port, Z, Shulman, R, Scheimann, A, and Mascarenhas, M. Assessment of nutrition education among pediatric          gastroenterologists: A survey of NASPGHAN members. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 56(2):137-44, 2013. PMID: 22699840.

Buddington, RK, Sangild, PT, Hance, B, Huang, E, and Black, DD:  Prenatal gastrointestinal development in the pig and responses to preterm birth. J Anim Sci. 90 Suppl 4:290-98, 2012. PMID: 23365359.

Tillman, EM, Helms, RA, and Black, DD: Eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid synergistically attenuate bile acid-induced hepatocellular apoptosis. J Parenter Enteral Nutr  36:36-42, 2012. PMID: 22038211.

Yao, Y, Lu, S, Huang, Y, Beeman-Black, CC, Lu, R, Pan, X, Hussain, MM, and Black, DD:  Regulation of microsomal triglyceride transfer protein by apolipoprotein A-IV in newborn swine intestinal epithelial cells. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 300:G357-G363, 2011. PMID: 21127258.

Tillman, EM, Crill, CM, Black, DD, Hak, EB, Lazar, LF, Christensen, ML, Huang, EY, and Helms, RA: Enteral fish oil for treatment of parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease in six infants with short-bowel syndrome. Pharmacotherapy  31:503-509, 2011. PMID: 21923431.

Counce, E, Sahni, J, Shelton, C, Bobo, K, Reiss, U, Robinson, M, Veal, K, Irwin, R, Louie, R, Thomas, W, Tillman, E, Norman, J, Black, D, et al.: Description of a pediatric clinical on call pager service at a tertiary care institution. J Pediatr Pharmacol Therapeut  16:127-160, 2011. 

Black, DD: The continuing challenge of “indeterminate” liver failure in children. J Pediatr  155 (6): 769-770, 2009.  PMID: 19914425.

Last update: March 2018