Donald C. Gerhardt, M.D., FACP


Donald C. Gerhardt, MD, FACP

Graduate of University of Missouri, Columbia and the medical school at Saint Louis University.

Dr. Gerhardt is a member of the American Gastrointestinal Association, the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and a fellow in the American College of Physicians. He has served on the credentials committee for the ACP and has been an ACP Preceptor for students for the past 20 years.

In 2005 Dr. Gerhardt received the Missouri Chapter Laureate Award for demonstrating by their example and conduct an abiding commitment to excellence in medical care, education, research and service to their community, the Chapter, and the American College of Physicians.




Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts, 1972
Diplomate National Board of Medical Examiners, 1973
Certified, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1975
Certified, American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology, 1977


Pre-Medical:  University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, B.A., June 1968

Medical:  St. Louis University School of Medicine, M.D., May 30, 1972


St. John’s Mercy Medical Center, St. Louis, Missouri
Straight Medicine, June 30, 1975


St. John’s Mercy Medical Center, St. Louis, Missouri
Internal Medicine, June 30, 1975


University of Missouri Medical Center, Columbia, Missouri
Gastroenterology, June 30, 1977


American College of Physicians, Fellow
American Gastroenterological Association, Fellow
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy


Staff, Gastroenterology Branch Internal Medicine Service, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland, July 1977-June 1979

Faculty, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Bethesda, Maryland, Asst. Professor of Medicine, July 1977-june 1979

Faculty, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, Clinical Assoc. Professor of Medicine, July 1979-Present

Staff, Gastroenterology Division, University of Missouri Medical Center, Columbia, Missouri, July 1979-January 1980

Associate Staff, Boone Hospital Center, Columbia, Missouri, January 1980-Present

Courtesy Staff, Columbia Regional Hospital, Columbia, Missouri, January 1980-Present


Gastrointestinal Associates, LLP
210 Portland St.  Suite 100
Columbia, Missouri 65201
January 1980-Present


  1. Gerhardt D, Shuck T, Bordeaux R, Winship D,  Human upper esophageal sphincter: Response to volume, osmotic and acid stimuli.  Gastroenterology 75:268-274, 1978.
  2. Castell D, Knuff T, Brown F, Gerhardt D, Burns T, Gaskins R:  Clinical
    Conference: Dysphagia. Gastroenterology 76:1015-1024, 1979.
  3. Benjamin S, Gerhardt D, Castell D:  High amplitude, peristaltic esophageal contractions associated with chest pain and/or dysphagia. Gastroenterology 77:478-483. 1979.
  4. Gerhardt D, Castell D, Winship D, Shuck T:  Upper esophageal sphincter dysfunction in patients with esophageal pharyngeal regurgitation.  Gastroenterology 78:893-897, 1980.
  5. Gerhardt D, Shuck T, Winship D:  Upper esophageal sphincter:  a Manometric profile. American Journal of Physiology 239:G49-52, 1980.
  6. Richter J, Gerhardt D, Pasquale D, Castell D:  Unconfirmed granulocytopenia secondary to Cimetidine.  Digestive Diseases 25:960-963, 1980.
  7. Marshall JB, Gerhardt DC:  Polyposis coli presenting with streptococcus bovis endocarditis.  American Journal of Gastroenterology 75:314-316, 1981.
  8. Meyer GW, Gerhardt DC, Castell DO: Human esophageal response to rapid swallowing: muscle refractory period or neural inhibition?  American Journal Physiology 241:G129-G136, 1981.
  9. Gerhardt D, Winship D:  Cricopharyngeal Disorder, a chapter in diseases of the esophagus,
    edited by Sidney Cohen, Churchill-Livingston May 1982.
  10. Benjamin S, Eisold J, Gerhardt D, Castell D:  Central nervous system lymphoma presenting as dysphagia.  Digestive Diseases and Sciences 27:155-160, 1982.
  11. Gerhardt D, Castell D:  Anatomy and Physiology-Sphincters, a chapter in Esophageal Function in Health and Disease, edited by D. Castell and L. Johnson, Elsevier North Holland Publ. 1983.
  12. Marshall JB, Kretschmar JM, Gerhardt DC, Winship D, Winn D, Treadwell EL, Sharp GL:  Gastrointestinal Manifestations of Mixed Connective Tissue Disease. Gastroenterology 98:1232-1238, 1990.
  13. Burns TW, Stephenson HE, Butt JH, Gerhardt DC: Massive gastric hemorrhage due to small vessel erosion (the Dieulafoy Lesion).  Missouri Medicine 89:39-41. 1992.