Notable Alumni: Bergein F. “Gene” Overholt (UTHSC 1961)

Bergein F. “Gene” Overholt attended UT in Knoxville and graduated from the UT Health Science Center in 1961. He designed an early version of the flexible fiberoptic colonoscope, an important tool in cancer detection. He has been president of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the American Society of Outpatient Surgeons.

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