Christopher D. Ferris — Gastroenterologist

Charlotte, NC—Prominently featured in The Inner Circle, Christopher Farris is acknowledged as a Distinguished Healthcare Professional for his contributions to the field of Gastroenterology.

Dr. Farris began his educational journey at Wabash College where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Humanities. He then attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine where he received an MD/ Ph.D. He capped his exceptional scholarship at Johns Hopkins University affiliated hospital where he finished an internship, internal medicine residency, and gastroenterology fellowship.

In private practice, Dr. Ferris is a consulting gastroenterologist focusing on inflammatory bowel syndrome, functional bowel disease, and liver disease. He is known for his compassion and forming strong relationships with his patients, communicating with them, and personalizing their care. The doctor notes that his greatest strength is his commitment to the patient-doctor relationship. Always seeking excellence, he places a strong emphasis on personal encounters with his patients and families and believes that these relationships are crucial to developing effective plans for improving symptoms and long-term health.

A former faculty member at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Ferris’s clinical interests include GERD/Acid Reflux; Celiac Disease; Hepatitis; Pancreatitis; Ulcerative Colitis/Crohn’s Disease (IBD); Barrett’s Esophagus; Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS); other digestive problems. He serves as the Director of GI Clinical Research for Tryon Medical Partners and is the Principal Investigator for clinical trials in Ulcerative Colitis; Crohn’s Disease; Celiac ; Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD); and other areas.

Board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), Dr. Farris seeks to achieve higher standards for better care in a rapidly changing world, which is the focus of the ABIM. He added that Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine focused on the digestive system and its disorders and a gastroenterologist is a physician who has extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders related to the esophagus; stomach; small intestines; colon; liver; pancreas; and biliary system.

Recognized for his outstanding work, Dr. Farris has received multiple awards, including Business North Carolina Top Doctor in 2008, 2009 and 2021, 2022. He is dedicated to keeping abreast of the latest state-of-the-art advancements in his field and is a member of numerous organizations, including the American Gastroenterological Association and the American Society for Gastroenterological Intestinal Endoscopy.

Dr. Farris credits his attention to detail to his mentor during his Ph.D., Solomon Snyder, MD. He also notes that his wife is a nurse, and they have three children:  a daughter who is a junior at UNC-Chapel Hill; a daughter completing an MBA in Paris, France; and a son attending law school at USC. In his free time, he enjoys golf and cheering on the Tarheels, the Charlotte Hornets, and the Carolina Panthers.

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