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Jay Alan Gates

MD, FCAP


Yale University School of Medicine


University of Rochester in New York


University of Rochester in New York


Yale University School of Medicine


American Society of Clinical Pathology, College of American Pathologists, International Academy of Pathology, Roger Haggitt Gastrointestinal Pathology Society


Originally from California, Dr. Gates completed his undergraduate work at the University of California at Berkeley with two bachelor’s degrees: biochemistry and botany. He earned his medical doctorate at Yale University School of Medicine.

He completed a residency at Yale New Haven Hospital, becoming chief resident in anatomic pathology, before embarking on a post-doctoral fellowship in gastrointestinal and liver pathology, also at Yale University. Dr. Gates followed up his fellowship training with a two-year residency in laboratory medicine at Yale New Haven Hospital, finishing as chief resident. He also was an instructor and lecturer at Yale University School of Medicine in laboratory medicine and anatomic pathology, respectively.

Dr. Gates has worked as a staff pathologist and laboratory medical director for 20 years in Tennessee, Texas, Florida and Connecticut.

Dr. Gates is married to Susan Gates, and the couple has a son, Noah, who attends college in Connecticut. The Gates were drawn to East Tennessee because of their love of nature. In their leisure time, they enjoy fly fishing for trout in the Smoky Mountains.