Indy Gastro | Colonoscopy, rectal bleeding, diarrhea, constipation, endoscopy

David C. Pound, MD

david-pound-mdLinton, Indiana native, Dr. David C. Pound is the President of the Indianapolis Gastroenterology Research Foundation. He is a member of the Franciscan St. Francis Health Indianapolis Credentials Committee and a past member of the St. Francis Hospital Regional Board. An active volunteer, Dr. Pound has served as Director, Medical Advisor and Chairman for Lifeline Christian Mission and is a past Director and Chairman of the Fellowship of Associates for Medical Evangelism (FAME).




Dr. Pound is a nationally recognized gastroenterologist and hepatologist. He has participated in numerous clinical research studies and has contributed to many medical publications. For his work in hepatology the Indiana Chapter of the American Liver Foundation presented him their Salute to Excellence Award in 2005. He was honored as an inaugural Fellow of the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD) in 2014.

Graduating from Indiana State University, Dr. Pound earned his Medical Degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1980. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Gastroenterology Fellowship at Indiana University Medical Center (IUMC) in Indianapolis. From 1985 until joining Indianapolis Gastroenterology and Hepatology in 1993, Dr. Pound taught medical students and residents at the IU School of Medicine and still serves as an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine. In 1989 he received the Glenn W. Irwin, Jr., M.D. IUPUI Experience Excellence Recognition Award for his work developing the IUMC Liver Transplantation Program.

Dr. Pound is a member of a number of organizations including the American Gastroenterological Association, the American College of Gastroenterology, and the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease. Since 2009, he has consistently been named one of the region’s Top Doctors.

In his free time, Dr. Pound devotes himself to medical mission work. He has led numerous short term medical mission teams in Haiti sometimes joined by his wife and children.


Glenn W. Irwin, Jr., MD, IUPUI Experience Excellence Recognition Award for the IUMC Liver Transplantation Program, 1989

Salute to Excellence Award, American Liver Foundation, Indiana Chapter, 2005

Top Doctors 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Inaugural Class of AASLD Fellows 2014

Distinguished Physician,
Franciscan St. Francis Hospital 2015


Education & Training

Indiana State University, 1976

Medical Degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine, 1980

Internal Medicine Internship and Residency at the Indiana University Medical Center, 1983

Gastroenterology Fellowship at the Indiana University Medical Center, 1985



Board Certifications


Patient Reviews

This is a wonderful, professional practice. PLEASE READ ALL comments. I have TOTAL confidence in Dr. Pound's expertise and his professional yet warm and caring manner as he is my primary doctor in this practice for my polycystic liver disease care. Dr. Pound received EXCELLENT notations in all categories where I was able to rate him alone. I have also had the sad, but excellent experience of becoming acquainted with Dr. Troiano, when my 35 year-old son-in-law was diagnosed four years ago with Stage 4 Bile Duct Cancer. I cannot imagine a more compassionate person that Dr. T when he had to deliver the devastating news to my 31 year-old daughter and the rest of our family. Although we went to IU Med Center for a 2nd opinion (it gave us something positive to do), we quickly came back to the welcoming arms of the doctors in the St. Francis Hospital Healthcare System.

I would also like to provide kudos to Mara Jo, who called me this week to share the results of a very recent CT Scan. She was friendly, pleasant, informative, caring -- possessing all the qualities an employer would want in someone in a customer service-patient service role. Mara Jo was amazing. She was genuine. She's a treasure in this professional medical practice. Perhaps she could help the person I reference below.

Thank you for this opportunity to provide feedback. Please note that I rated the last statement -- "Likelihood of your recommending our practice to others" with an EXCELLENT (most definitely)!




Dr. David Pound has been my physician for close to 13 yrs. He treats me with respect, gives me the time that I need, cares about the IBD that I am living with and has a great bedside manner! What more could a patient want!



I’m very well pleased.  I wouldn’t expect anymore courtesy, caring, or professionalism than I am receiving.  Dr. Pound is great.  I wouldn’t want another doctor.  He came highly recommended from (a friend).  Very excellent throughout.



Dr. Pound and the staff were wonderful to me under very difficult times. I could not have been more pleased.



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