Thomas L. Abell, M.D.

Thomas L. Abell, M.D.

Thomas L. Abell, M.D.

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Arthur M. Schoen, M.D., Chair in Gastroenterology
GI Motility Clinic
220 Abraham Flexner Way, Ste. 300
Louisville, KY 40202

502-852-6991 - Academic Office
502-540-1420 - Patient Appointments


Clinical Expertise
Gastrointestinal Motility; Gastroparesis; Endoscopic Device Development


Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine -
    Internal Medicine / Gastroenterology

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

Featured Publications

  • Omer E, Kedar A, Nagarajarao HS, Nikitina Y, Vedanarayanan V, Subramony C, Lahr CJ, Abell TL. Cajal Cell Counts are Important Predictors of Outcomes in Drug Refractory Gastroparesis Patients With Neurostimulation. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2019 May/Jun;53(5):366-372. doi: 10.1097/MCG.0000000000001025. PubMed PMID: 29672439.
  • Du P, Grady GO, Paskaranandavadivel N, Tang SJ, Abell T, Cheng LK. High-resolution Mapping of Hyperglycemia-induced Gastric Slow Wave Dysrhythmias. J Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2019 Apr 30;25(2):276-285. doi: 10.5056/jnm18192. PubMed PMID: 30870879.
  • Parkman HP, Wilson LA, Hasler WL, McCallum RW, Sarosiek I, Koch KL, Abell TL, Schey R, Kuo B, Snape WJ, Nguyen L, Farrugia G, Grover M, Clarke J, Miriel L, Tonascia J, Hamilton F, Pasricha PJ. Abdominal Pain in Patients with Gastroparesis: Associations with Gastroparesis Symptoms, Etiology of Gastroparesis, Gastric Emptying, Somatization, and Quality of Life. Dig Dis Sci. 2019 Mar 9. doi: 10.1007/s10620-019-05522-9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30852767.
  • Abell TL, Kedar A, Stocker A, Beatty K, McElmurray L, Hughes M, Rashed H, Kennedy W, Wendelschafer-Crabb G, Yang X, Fraig M, Omer E, Miller E, Griswold M, Pinkston C. Gastroparesis syndromes: Response to electrical stimulation. Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2019 Mar;31(3):e13534. doi: 10.1111/nmo.13534. Epub 2019 Jan 31. PubMed PMID: 30706646.
  • Paskaranandavadivel N, Angeli TR, Manson T, Stocker A, McElmurray L, O'Grady G, Abell T, Cheng LK. Multi-day, multi-sensor ambulatory monitoring of gastric electrical activity. Physiol Meas. 2019 Mar 1;40(2):025011. doi: 10.1088/1361-6579/ab0668. PubMed PMID: 30754026.
  • Chennubhotla S, Hertog R, Williams JE, Hanna D, Abell TL. An Algorithmic Approach to Nutritional Difficulties in People With Developmental Disabilities. Intellect Dev Disabil. 2019 Feb;57(1):14-25. doi: 10.1352/1934-9556-57.1.14. PubMed PMID: 30716006.
  • Atassi H, Abell TL. Gastric Electrical Stimulator for Treatment of Gastroparesis. Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 2019 Jan;29(1):71-83. doi: 10.1016/j.giec.2018.08.013. Review. PubMed PMID: 30396529.
  • McKenzie P, Stocker A, Du P, Lahr C, Cheng LK, McElmurray L, Kedar A, Boatright B, Hassan H, Hughes M, Omer E, Bhandari B, Abell TL. The Effect of Gastric Electrical Stimulation on Small Bowel Motility in Patients With Gastroparesis and Concomitant Pancreatic and Small Bowel Dysfunction: From Animal Model to Human Application. Neuromodulation. 2018 Dec 7. doi: 10.1111/ner.12888. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30525253.
  • Liaquat H, Ashat M, Stocker A, McElmurray L, Beatty K, Abell TL, Dryden G. Clinical Efficacy of Serum-Derived Bovine Immunoglobulin in Patients With Refractory Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Am J Med Sci. 2018 Dec;356(6):531-536. doi: 10.1016/j.amjms.2018.08.019. Epub 2018 Sep 5. PubMed PMID: 30342719.
  • Parkman HP, Yamada G, Van Natta ML, Yates K, Hasler WL, Sarosiek I, Grover M, Schey R, Abell TL, Koch KL, Kuo B, Clarke J, Farrugia G, Nguyen L, Snape WJ, Miriel L, Tonascia J, Hamilton F, Pasricha PJ, McCallum RW. Ethnic, Racial, and Sex Differences in Etiology, Symptoms, Treatment, and Symptom Outcomes of Patients With Gastroparesis. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 Nov 4. pii: S1542-3565(18)31217-5. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2018.10.050. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30404035.