Dr. Brooks D. Cash received his undergraduate degree in business administration with honors from The University of Texas at Austin. He earned his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences and completed his internship, residency and gastroenterology fellowship at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. Dr. Cash is chief of the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth where he also serves as a visiting professor of medicine.
Prior to his relocation to UTHealth, Dr. Cash was chief of the gastroenterology division at the University of South Alabama in Mobile. Before that, he served for 24 years in the United States Navy, retiring in 2013 at the rank of captain. For 20 of those years, he was stationed at Bethesda Naval Hospital and the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, during which time he served as chief of gastroenterology, chief of medicine and deputy commander for medicine at both institutions. He also holds an appointment as a professor of medicine at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda.
Dr. Cash is a diplomat of the American Board of Gastroenterology and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), American Gastroenterological Association and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He has chaired numerous professional society committees and has been course director for national and regional ACG postgraduate meetings. He has authored over 150 articles and book chapters on a wide variety of gastrointestinal topics, including irritable bowel syndrome and chronic constipation, opioid induced constipation, colorectal cancer screening, CT colonography, acid-peptic disorders, Barrett’s esophagus, medical education techniques and evidence-based medicine.