About Us

The Alaska Digestive and Liver Disease Clinic provides compassionate and high quality medical care to patients through comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of digestive disorders.  Dr. Ronald J. Boisen started his gastroenterology medical practice in Alaska in 1986, Dr. Daryl M. McClendon joined his office in 2000 and Dr. Jeffrey Molloy joined the practice in 2014.  Although they have separate practices, they share the staff and office space.  All three doctors are board certified adult gastroenterologists who specialize in disorders of the digestive tract including, but not limited to gastroesophageal reflux disease, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, peptic ulcer disease, diseases of the liver, bile duct and pancreas.  They are also skilled endoscopists who perform many diagnostic and therapeutic procedures including colon cancer screening exams at the Alaska Digestive Center, Providence Alaska Medical Center and Alaska Regional Hospital.

Ronald J. Boisen, M.D., FACG

Ronald J. Boisen, M.D., FACGDr. Boisen has been practicing medicine in Anchorage since 1986. He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology and has an active practice in digestive and liver diseases. He received his medical degree and residency training at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. He received his fellowship training at University of Wisconsin in Madison performing research in esophageal reflux disease and endoscopic colon cancer evaluation. He has been active as chairman of local endoscopy committees at Providence and Alaska Regional Hospitals and at the Alaska Digestive Center. He has served for six years as the Governor of the Alaska Chapter of the American College of Gastroenterology and recently has been involved the Gifted Mentorship Program of the Anchorage school district. His wife, three daughters and the great Alaska outdoors keep him busy in his spare time.

Daryl M. McClendon, M.D., FACP, FACG, AGAF

Daryl M. McClendon, M.D., FACP, FACG, AGAFDr. McClendon is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American College of Gastroenterology, and the American Gastroenterological Association.  He received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch.  After completing his internal medicine residency, he remained on staff as the Chief of Residents before completing his fellowship training in gastroenterology.  He served in the United States Air Force for nine years before opening his digestive disease practice in Anchorage in 2000.  Dr. McClendon enjoys all aspects of gastroenterology and the many great outdoor activities that Alaska has to offer.  Additionally, Dr. McClendon dedicates many hours of service through leadership positions with the Boy Scouts of America.

Jeffrey W. Molloy, M.D., FACP

Jeffrey W. Molloy, M.D., FACPDr. Molloy is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He received his undergraduate degrees from the University of Southern California and his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University at the campus of the National Institutes of Health and Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. After completing his Internal Medicine residency, he remained on staff as the Chief of Medical Residents before completing his fellowship training in Gastroenterology. He served in the United States Air Force for 17 years and was last the chief of the department of medicine and director of the gastroenterology clinic at the 673rd Medical Group, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. His wife and three sons keep him busy away from work. A passion for skiing, fishing, hiking, and the Anchorage community is why he fell in love with Alaska. Dr. Molloy is active in local youth sports and the Boy Scouts of America.

FACG:  Fellow of the American College of Gastroenterology
FACP:  Fellow of the American College of Physicians
AGAF:  American Gastroenterological Association Fellow

Fellows are a special group of doctors who are dedicated to continuing education in medical practice, teaching, or research. Fellowship is an honorary designation given to recognize ongoing individual service and contributions to the practice of medicine.

Fellowship in a medical specialty organization is a mark of distinction. Ultimately, it says your doctor cares about delivering good health care.

Fellowship means that as a patient you can have confidence in your doctor. Through continual self-improvement and study, he or she adds to the knowledge and skills needed to deliver appropriate care for your medical needs, whether directly to you or with other specialists.

Your doctor is:

  • Board Certified. Certification requires having satisfactorily completed an approved postgraduate training program in a medical specialty and passage of a rigorous 2-day examination.
  • Recognized by other Fellows for excellence and skill in medical practice, teaching, or research.
  • Pledged to keeping current with the latest advances in medicine.
  • Committed to professional activities and patient care.
  • Recommended by other Fellows who must attest to their character, ethics, and excellence in professional medical activities.