Department Contacts

One of the most valuable resources students have when choosing their career path is our very own distinguished College of Medicine faculty. Mentoring is a critical factor throughout all career stages. The choice of medical specialty for some may be difficult. The contact information provided below serves to open the door for students to make contact with the various specialties he/she may be considering.



Website: 901.448.5893
Chairman (Knoxville): Jeffery Epps, MD
Research Inquiries: Jaya Ramanathan, MD

  Jill Cooley, MD

Contacts: (Memphis) Lebron Cooper, MD, Professor and Chair
Chris Sharp, MD, Assistant Professor, Director of Anesthesiology Medical Student Education and Clerkships


Anesthesiology Links of Interest


Website: 901.448.5795
Chairman: Tejesh Patel, MD (Interim)
Contacts: Kristopher Fisher, MD
Emily Jones, MD
Coordinator: Miea Williams

Dermatology Links of Interest

Emergency Medicine

Website: Emergency Medicine (Chattanooga) Phone: 423.778.7628
Chairman: James H. Creel, MD
Program Director: Sudave Mediratta, MD
Coordinator: Velvet Green

Emergency Medicine Links of Interest

Emergency Medicine

Website: Emergency Medicine (Memphis) Phone: 901.516.7509
Chairman and Program Director: J. Richard Walker, III, MD, MS
Coordinator: Patricia Split

Emergency Medicine Links of Interest

Emergency Medicine

Website: Emergency Medicine (Nashville) Phone: 615.396.6449
Chairman and Program Director: Mark Reiter, MD MBA FAAEM
Coordinator: Kimberly Palmiter

Emergency Medicine Links of Interest

Family Medicine

Website: 901.448.5899
Interim Co-Chairs: Muneeza Khan, MD (Memphis), Gregg Mitchell, MD (Jackson)
Directors: Gregg Mitchell, MD(Jackson), Muneeza Khan, MD (St.Francis), Stephen Adams, MD (Chattanooga), Amy Stevens, MD (Knoxville)
Coordinators: Priscilla Griffith (St. Francis), Sharron Cole (Jackson),
Sharron Skoretz (Chattanooga), Teresa (Khristy) Harris (Knoxville)

Research Inquiries: David L. Maness, D.O.

Family Medicine Links of Interest

Internal Medicine

Website: 901.448.5814
Chairman: Guy L. Reed, MD
Program Director: Kim Huch, MD
Coordinator:Bran Upchurch
Research Inquiries:

Internal Medicine Links of Interest


Website:[BROKEN LINK]Phone: 901.448.3714
Chairman: Guy L. Reed, MD (Med)
Jonathan McCullers,MD(Peds)
Program Director: Natasha Thompson, MD
Coordinator: Melissa Hayes
Research Inquiries: B. Keith English, MD (Peds)
Dennis D. Black, MD (Peds)

Medicine/Pediatrics Links of Interest

Neurological Surgery

Website: 901.448.6375
Chairman: Frederick Boop, MD
Program Director: L. Madison Michael II,MD
Coordinator: Andrew Gienapp
Research Inquiries: Paul Klimo, MD, MPH

Neurosurgery Links of Interest


Website: 901.448.6199
Chairman: Andrei Alexandrov, MD
Program Director: Michael Jacewicz, MD
Coordinator: Terri Catafygiotu
Research Inquiries: Michael C. Levin, MD
Mark S. LeDoux, MD, Ph.D.
Ronald F. Pfeiffer, Ph.D.

Neurology Links of Interest

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Website: 901.448.4795
Chairman: Giancarlo Mari, MD
Program Director: Claudette J. Shephard, MD
Residency Contact: Paula Odom
Research Inquiries: Giancarlo Mari, MD
Danielle Tate, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology Links of Interest


Website: 901.448.5883
Chairman: Polly Hofmann, PhD and Brad Canada, MD
Program Director: Natalie C. Kerr, MD, FACS.
Coordinator: Miea Williams
Research Inquiries: Eldon Geisert, MD

Ophthalmology Links of Interest

Orthopaedic Surgery

Website: 901.759-3275
Chairman: James H. Beaty, MD
Program Director: David R. Richardson, MD
Coordinator: Susan Coffill
Research Inquiries: James H. Beaty, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery Links of Interest

Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Website:[BROKEN LINK]Phone: 901.448-5885
Chairman: Jerome V. Thompson, MD, MBA.
Program Director: Rosemary Stocks, MD
Coordinator: Bryan Thorn
Research Inquiries: Jerome V. Thompson, MD, M.B.A.

Otolaryngology Links of Interest


Website:[BROKEN LINK]Phone: 901.448-6344
Chairman: Amin Mahul, MD
Program Director: Nadeem Zafar,MD
Associate Director: Jie Zhang, MD
Coordinator: Anita Anderson
Research Inquiries: Lawrence Pfeffer, Ph.D.
Tiffany Seagroves, Ph.D.

Pathology Links of Interest


Website:[BROKEN LINK]Phone: 901.287.6756
Chairman: Jonathan McCullers, MD
Program Director: Mark Bugnitz, MD
Coordinator: Karen Ariemma
Research Inquiries: Dennis D. Black, MD

Pediatrics Links of Interest

Plastic Surgery

Website: 901.448-1350
Chairman: Robert D. Wallace, MD
Program Director: Robert D. Wallace, MD
Coordinator: Elizabeth Sauve

Plastic Surgery Links of Interest


Website:[BROKEN LINK]Phone: 901.448-6400
Chairman: James A. Greene, MD
Program Director: Iverson Bell, MD
Coordinator: Leigh Ann Barns
Research Inquiries: James A. Greene, MD

Psychiatry Links of Interest


Website: 901.516-8675
Chairman: Harris L. Cohen, MD
Program Director: Brian Green, MD
Coordinator:Clara Bright
Research Inquiries: Harris L. Cohen, MD
Contacts: Brian Green, MD

Radiology Links of Interest

Radiology Oncology

Website: 901.516-8675

Chairman: Matthew Ballo, MD
Program Director: Michael Farmer, MD
Coordinator:Janet Herriman
Research Inquiries: Noam VanderWalde, MD

Radiology Oncology Links of Interest

Surgery - General

Website: 901.448-5914
Chairman: David Shibata, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Program Director: Shaun M. Stickley, MD
Associate Program Director: George Maish, MD
Residency Coordinator: Cynthia Tooley
Research Inquiries: David Shibata, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Contacts: George Maish, MD

Surgery Links of Interest

Transitional (Methodist)

Website: Transitional MethodistPhone: 901.516-8529
Chairman: Jimmie Mancell, MD
Program Director: Catherine Clarke, MD
Coordinator: Andrew Gienapp


Website:[BROKEN LINK]Phone: 901.448-1026
Chairman: Robert W. Wake, MD
Program Director: Robert W. Wake, MD
Coordinator: Trish Phelan
Research Inquiries: Robert W. Wake, MD

Urology Links of Interest

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