Dr. Chey received his BA degree from the University of Pennsylvania and medical degree & training in internal medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine. He went on to complete a fellowship in gastroenterology at the University of Michigan. Since completing this fellowship, Dr. Chey has remained at the University of Michigan, where he is a Professor of Medicine, Director of the GI Physiology Laboratory, and Co-Director of the Michigan Bowel Control Program.
Dr. Chey runs a very active clinical research group which has received funding from federal and private sources.
Dr. Chey has authored more than 200 manuscripts, reviews and book chapters. He is Co-editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Gastroenterology (2010-2016) and serves on the editorial boards of several other journals.
He serves as a member of the Board of Trustees and Practice Parameters Committee of the American College of Gastroenterology. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Rome Foundation and Advisory Board of the IFFGD. He is past Chair of the Clinical Practice Section (2006-2008) of the AGA.
He has participated in and directed numerous national and international continuing medical education programs in gastroenterology, and has been elected to the roster of "Best Doctors" since 2001 and "America's™ Top Doctors" since 2009. Dr. Chey was named as one of the "75 Best Gastroenterologists in America" by Becker's ASC in 2010.