Dr. Elsbernd grew up in Fort Worth, TX and earned his medical degree at UT Southwestern Medical School. He continued to complete both a residency in internal medicine and fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at UT Southwestern.  

He joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2020 with his practice centered around care for veterans at the Dallas Veteran Affairs Medical Center. He bring with him a strong background of general gastroenterology, endoscopy and hepatology. His areas of interest include esophageal diseases including gastroesophageal reflux, gastrointestinal motility disorders, esophageal function testing, and Barrett’s esophagus.  

In addition to medicine Dr. Elsbernd enjoys cooking, running, reading and spending time with his family.

Research Interest

  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Esophageal Function Testing
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Medical Education


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Gastric residual volume after split-dose compared with evening-before polyethylene glycol bowel preparation.
Agrawal D, Elsbernd B, Singal A, Rockey D Gastrointest. Endosc. 2015 Sep
Profound hypoglycemia in starved, ghrelin-deficient mice is caused by decreased gluconeogenesis and reversed by lactate or fatty acids.
Li RL, Sherbet DP, Elsbernd BL, Goldstein JL, Brown MS, Zhao TJ, J. Biol. Chem. 2012 May 287 22 17942-50

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (2018)
  • American Gastroenterological Association (2015)