About Us

Dr. Lyday moved to Atlanta following his fellowship training in gastroenterology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He attended medical school at UNC -Chapel Hill and internal medicine residency at Carolina Medical Center in Charlotte, NC.  He attended Charlotte Latin High School  and is a graduate of the University of Georgia. He has worked in the Atlanta area serving as an Assistant Clinical Professor at Emory University and a partner at Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates. More recently, he served as the founding director of Gastroenterology and Nutrition Services at Cancer Treatment Centers of America.  He is a member of the Integrated Cancer Research Group at Georgia Tech and also established the Cancer Prevention Fund at Georgia Tech. He has three beautiful children – two attending Galloway High School and another at Woodward Academy. He  enjoys fitness, golf, hiking, guitar, languages and travel. He resides in the Brookhaven area.

“It is such a great honor to provide medical care to friends and family in the Atlanta community. We understand that taking care of people is a privilege and a trust. Working with patients who are in distress, fearful, and vulnerable is sacred ground. We will do everything in our power to ensure your good health and look for ways to improve our services. Thank you again for this opportunity to serve.”
Dr. Lyday


Gastroenterology Atlanta has created several new services:

    • Heartburn and Barrett’s Treatment Center

    • GI Cancer Prevention and Prediction

    • GastroWellness – Caring for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, IBS, and Celiac Sprue

    • Weight Management and Nutrition

    • Liver Disease and Prevention of Cirrhosis

    • Clinical Research

    • Rapid Referral Clinic

Health Coach – Expect a periodic phone call or email from our office. We take your health seriously and want to ensure you are following all instructions and feeling better. These phone calls are also an opportunity to provide feedback and suggest ideas for new services. We consider our patients partners in growth.

Community Events – “Walk with the DOC”
We will also be holding a “Walk with the Doc” event each month at Chastain Park. Join us for a walk with Dr Lyday and team. A special guest physician may also join us. This is a great time to ask medical questions and get more time with the doctor, This event is free and open to everyone. The group will meet at 9 am next to the tennis complex and across the street from Horseradish Grill. See you there.  Check our calendar for dates of future walks.

Lastly, please check our Community Calendar from time to time for updates on new services and educational/social events.

To Your Best Health,
Gastroenterology Atlanta Team