Dr. David Whitcomb

Dr. David Whitcomb is the Giant Eagle Foundation Professor of Cancer Genetics, a Professor of Medicine (with tenure), Cell Biology and Physiology, and Human Genetic and Director of the Precision Medicine Service at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He is editor-in-chief of Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology, the top ranked open access gastroenterology and hepatology journal. Dr. Whitcomb graduated from Manchester University, North Manchester, Indiana, in 1978 with a BS in Biology/Chemistry. Continuing his education, he received a MS in Physiology in 1979, a PhD in Physiology in 1983, and an MD in 1985 all from the Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. He then completed a residency in internal medicine in 1988, followed by a fellowship in gastroenterology in 1991 at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina. That same year, Dr. Whitcomb was recruited to the University of Pittsburgh. Previously, he served as Chief of the Nutrition Support Service and Chief of Gastroenterology at the Pittsburgh VA Medical Center. His father, Dr. John C. Whitcomb, is a world renowned theologian and Bible teacher.