Dr. Clines is a community based Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist, practicing in St. Louis, Missouri, Cape Girardeau, MO and Southern Illinois, he received his medical training at the University of Missouri, Columbia. He completed Residency and Fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at St. Louis University Health and Science Center, where he is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor in the division of Internal Medicine. His clinical interests include viral Hepatitis and Colorectal cancer. He is an active member of the American College of Gastroenterology and the National Medical Association. He is also the CEO/ President of Gateway Digestive & Liver Center, the first freestanding ambulatory surgery center in the state of Missouri that is 100% minority owned. He has been married to Diane for 19 years and they have four children: Taylor, Cory, Dione and Daryl.