William Tierney, MD

  • Position: Gastroenterologist
  • Primary Specialty: Gastroenterology
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Practice Started: 1/1/1997
  • Gender: Male

About William Tierney

Dr. Tierney graduated Summa Cum Laude from Williams College in Williamstown, MA and received his medical degree from Yale University in 1990 and subsequently completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He also completed a fellowship in Gastroenterology at the University of Michigan where he received 2 years of dedicated training for EUS and ERCP. He is currently David Ross Boyd Professor of Medicine at the University of Oklahoma and serves as Chief of Clinical Services, Section of Gastroenterology, and Director of the Gastroenterology Fellowship Program. He has received the University of Oklahoma, College of Medicine Gold Humanism Award in Medicine and in 2013 was appointed the David Ross Boyd Professorship. He has served as the Faculty Sponsor, for the OUHSC, College of Medicine, Gold Humanism Honor Society since 2015. In March 2013, Dr. Tierney received the Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award, a national award presented by the ACGME to honor program directors who find innovative ways to teach residents/fellows and to provide quality health care. In 2015, Dr. Tierney became inducted as a member of the OU College of Medicine Academy of Teaching Scholars and received the Dewayne Andrews, M.D. Excellence in Teaching Award. He ​has been named to the National Database Castle Connelly's Best Doctors and included in the list of Best Doctors in Oklahoma every year from 2008-2020, the Best Gastroenterologist List in Oklahoma Magazine 2007-2020. He is committed to service and has served on several national committees including the Governing Board for the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Gastroenterology and has pioneered several endoscopic procedures in the state of Oklahoma.

Affiliations OU Health Physicians Building - Oklahoma City, OU Health Physicians - Gastroenterology Clinic
  • Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. 2016
  • Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. 2017
  • Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. 2018
  • Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. 2019
  • Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. 2020
  • 2007-2020 “Best Doctors” by Best Doctors Ltd.
Health Education
  • Medical School
  • MD Yale University
    New Haven, CT
  • Fellowship
  • Gastroenterology University of Michigan
    Ann Arbor, MI
  • Residency
  • Internal Medicine University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Board Certification
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • College
  • B.A. Williams College
    Williamstown, MA
Medical Interests Areas of Interest:
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Colorectal cancer screening
  • Pancreatic cysts
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