Dr. Matt Runnels, a gastroenterologist will be joining GI Associates in July. A native of Brandon, Runnels attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received a B.S. in biology with a minor in chemistry. After graduating from the University of Mississippi Medical School, Runnels completed his internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
While at UMC he was named both Resident of the Year and Fellow of the Year. He was also awarded Resident of the Year honors by the Mississippi State Medical Association. Runnels has extensive research experience and was honored by the Southern Society of Clinical Investigation and the Mississippi chapter of the American College of Physicians for his research work .