Our Providers

Tercio Lopes, MD

Tercio Lopes, MD

Dr. Tercio Lopes is board certified as a Gastroenterologist and has practiced in Iowa since 2010 with a special interest in advanced therapeutics.

Dr. Lopes was born and raised in Brazil obtaining his medical degree at the University of Pernambuco Medical School. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency and his Gastroenterolgy Fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Subsequently, he was selected for a prestigious fellowship in Advanced and Therapeutic Endoscopy at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, which he completed in 2010.

Dr. Lopes is honored to have joined the medical team at Iowa Digestive Disease Center as it provides him the opportunity to apply is knowledge and skills in gastroenterology and advanced therapeutics.

Key Dates

Joined Iowa Digestive Disease Center: 2010


Medical School
School of Medical Sciences – University of Pernambuco, Brazil
1994 – 2000

Internship and Residency – Internal Medicine Categorical Tract
Department of Medicine – University of Alabama at Birmingham
2002 – 2005

VA National Quality Scholars Fellowship Program
Birmingham VA Medical Center and the University of Alabama at Birmingham
2005 – 2006

Masters in Science and Public Health
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health
2005 – 2007

Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship
University of Alabama at Birmingham
2006 – 2009

Advanced Endoscopy Fellowship (EUS and ERCP)
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
2009 – 2010


Fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese
Understands Italian