J. Mack Worthington, MD, FAAFP

Professor and Chair Family Medicine Chattanooga

  • Hometown: Winterville, NC
  • Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
  • Residency: St. Joseph's Medical Center,(Now Via Christi Hospital) Wichita, KS
  • Interests: Women's health, aviation medicine, and medical ethics

Dr. Worthington moved to Chattanooga in 1995 to start the Department of Family Medicine and the associated Family Medicine Residency Program. In addition to being past president of both the Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians and Tennessee Medical Association Dr. Worthington has held national positions with the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, and the American Medical Association.

Prior to medical school, Dr. Worthington worked on his family farm, taught college level mathematics, and pursued a career in aeronautical engineering. A former pilot himself, he also loves to play the trombone, which he does regularly for his church ensemble. "Family Medicine not only gives you an opportunity to care for your patients but also an opportunity to serve your profession and your community."

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