Thomas Abell

Thomas Abell


Thomas L. Abell, M.D.






Thomas L. Abell, M.D.

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Arthur M. Schoen, M.D., Chair in Gastroenterology
  • Director, Jewish Hospital GI Motility Clinic
GI Motility Clinic
220 Abraham Flexner Way
Louisville, KY 40202

502-852-6991 - Academic Office
502-540-1420 - Motility Clinic
502-588-4600 - UofL Patient Appointments


Clinical Expertise

Gastrointestinal Motility; Gastroparesis; Endoscopic Device Development


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine / Gastroenterology

  • American Board of Family Practice


Education and Training

  • Medical School: University of South Dakota

  • Residency: The Ohio State University Hospitals; Baptist Memorial Hospital/University of Tennessee-Memphis; Southern Illinois University

  • Fellowship: Mayo Foundation; University of Tennessee


Recent Publications

  • Aurora SK, Papapetropoulos S, Kori SH, Kedar A, Abell TL. Gastric stasis in migraineurs: Etiology, characteristics, and clinical and therapeutic implications. Cephalalgia. 2013 Mar 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23463252.

  • Parkman HP, Yates K, Hasler WL, Nguyen L, Pasricha PJ, Snape WJ, Farrugia G, Koch KL, Calles J, Abell TL, Sarosiek I, McCallum RW, Lee L, Unalp-Arida A, Tonascia J, Hamilton F. Cholecystectomy and Clinical Presentations of Gastroparesis. Dig Dis Sci. 2013 Mar 2. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23456496.

  • Camilleri M, Parkman HP, Shafi MA, Abell TL, Gerson L; American College of Gastroenterology. Clinical guideline: management of gastroparesis. Am J Gastroenterol. 2013 Jan;108(1):18-37; quiz 38. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2012.373. Epub 2012 Nov 13. PubMed PMID: 23147521.

  • Williams PA, Nikitina Y, Kedar A, Lahr CJ, Helling TS, Abell TL. Long-term effects of gastric stimulation on gastric electrical physiology. J Gastrointest Surg. 2013 Jan;17(1):50-5; discussion p.55-6. doi: 10.1007/s11605-012-2020-5. Epub 2012 Sep 7. PubMed PMID: 22956404.

  • Melcescu E, Hogan RB 2nd, Brown K, Boyd SA, Abell TL, Koch CA. The various faces of autoimmune endocrinopathies: non-tumoral hypergastrinemia in a patient with lymphocytic colitis and chronic autoimmune gastritis. Exp Mol Pathol. 2012 Dec;93(3):434-40. doi: 10.1016/j.yexmp.2012.09.025. Epub 2012 Oct 5. PubMed PMID: 23043903.