Open Fellowship Positions
The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology will be recruiting 3 first year fellows for our ACGME-accredited GI Training Program to start 2013. Please refer to the Fellowship page for further details.
Open Faculty Positions
ACADEMIC GASTROENTEROLOGISTS & HEPATOLOGIST
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis is actively seeking up to 4 faculty members to expand its Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology at its three primary teaching hospitals: the Methodist University Hospital (MUH), the Memphis VA Medical Center (MVAMC), and/or the Memphis Regional Medical Center (MED, Section Chief). Rank and compensation will be commensurate with achievements and academic interests. Candidates should be accomplished in their areas of clinical and/or research expertise, committed to outstanding clinical care and teaching, eligible for Tennessee licensure, and be board eligible or certified in Medicine and Gastroenterology. Areas targeted for growth within our Division include inflammatory bowel diseases, GI motility, general and transplant hepatology, endoscopic ultrasound, and outcomes research.
MUH is ranked Best Hospital in Memphis by US News, MVAMC is the tertiary VA referral center for the region, and MED is the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the 150 mile radius area. MUH, MED, and MVAMC all qualify as underserved areas for J-1 waivers. Memphis, the heart of the Mid South, offers a seasonal climate, an affordable lifestyle, and many activities and amenities.
Applicants should send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to Toan Nguyen, MD, Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 956 Court Avenue, Suite H210, Memphis, TN 38163, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment program and services.
The Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology operates from 3 major teaching hospitals. This provides outstanding opportunities to participate in the care of a diverse patient population.
Memphis Regional Medical Center (MED)
The Regional Medical Center (MED), located next to the UTHSC campus and staffed by UTHSC faculty, provides unique opportunities for management of public patients. Total beds are approximately 330. The hospital houses the Centers of Excellence in Trauma (Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma Center), Burn (Firefighters Regional Burn Center), and High-risk Obstetrics & Newborn (Korones Newborn Center). Of note, it is the only Level 1 Trauma center in the 5 state region within 150 miles of Memphis; in addition, more than half of the doctors in Tennessee receive all or some of their training at the MED, through its affiliation with UTHSC.
Please click here to visit websites of The Regional Medical Center (site of our GI inpatient consultative services) or its ambulatory center at The Medplex (base for our GI clinic and endoscopy unit) for more information. Patient contact phone number: 901-545-7100 (hospital) or 901-545-8311 (GI Unit).
Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center (MVAMC)
The 280-bed tertiary care Memphis VAMC, also located next to the UTHSC campus, provides a full range of patient are services, with state-of-the-art technology as well as education and research, the only VA cryogenics lab and one of 23 spinal cord injury centers. Memphis VAMC has a large, well-funded research and development program, including studies in biomedical research, health services, clinical and cooperative studies, and rehabilitation. The VA has also positioned itself as a leader and advocate in the field of medical informatics. A patient's medical information can be accessed from any computer terminal.
Please visit the Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center for more information. Patient contact phone number: 901-523-8990 ext 5573.
Methodist University Hospital (MUH)
The Methodist University Hospital (MUH) is located only five blocks from the MED and VA. It is the flagship hospital for Methodist Healthcare, Inc., an integrated delivery network that includes 7 hospitals in the Mid-South, as well as rural clinics, minor medical centers, and home health care. Methodist University Hospital will provide real-world experiences of managing medical problems in an efficient and effective institution. The Transplant Institute and Liver Transplant Program, one of the 10 largest in the nation, is also based at the MUH. In 2011, Methodist Hospitals of Memphis was ranked #1 in Memphis (with Gastroenterology mentioned as a high-performing adult specialty) by US News.
Please visit the Methodist University Hospital website for more information. Patient contact phone number: 901-516-7000 (hospital), 901-516-7891 (GI Lab), or 901-866-8807 (for appointments).
Memphis: City of Good Abode
n many ways, the history, traditions, and lifestyles in Memphis all center around the city's location on the east bluffs of the Mississippi, midway between New Orleans and St. Louis. The city has grown and changed dramatically since its early days as a small river trading town. Healthcare has replaced the lumber and cotton markets as the largest dollar volume "industry" in the area, but the river remains a focus of commercial and recreational activity. Barges share the waterways with elegant old paddle wheelers, and the riverside parks are favorite spots for festivals, concerts, and family outings. The waterfront district is an important part of Memphis' urban "rebirth," with the conversion of old warehouses and office buildings into charming restaurants, nightclubs, and condominiums. Restored antique trolley cars ramble along Main Street Mall connecting Downtown area attractions, hotels, restaurants, and shops.
Memphis is headquarters for three Fortune 500 companies - FedEx, International Paper, and Autozone. Also headquartered in Memphis are Fred's Inc., Buckman Laboratories International Inc., First Horizon National Corporation, and ServiceMaster.
Outdoor activities in and around the city are equally diverse. The park system is one of the most comprehensive in the country, and water skiing and boating are popular activities on nearby lakes. State parks in Western Tennessee and Arkansas provide opportunities for canoeing, camping, hiking, fishing, and hunting. Favorite spots for weekend "getaway" experiences and vacations include the Ozark Mountains and the sandy beaches of the Gulf Coast. Memphis is a lush, green city, with many beautiful public and private gardens. Residential neighborhoods reflect the pride Memphians take in their city, and the wide range of housing opportunities offers something to suit every lifestyle.
Both rental and housing costs are quite reasonable in comparison with other large cities, and it is possible to live in the country-like setting just a short commute from the medical center.
Although Memphis is now estimated to be the 18th largest city in the U.S., the pace of life here is still a pleasant one, without the major traffic jams and pollution problems found in many urban areas. Newcomers and long-time residents alike believe that the Memphis lifestyle is in keeping with the original Egyptian meaning of the name - City of Good Abode.
- Elvis Presley's Graceland
- Ballet Memphis
- Botanic garden
- Brooks Museum
- The Children's Museum
- Dixon Gallery & Gardens
- International Airport
- Memphis In May
- Memphis Queen Line Riverboats
- Memphis Symphony
- Memphis Zoo
- National Civil Rights Museum
- Opera Memphis
- Pink Palace Museum
- Rock 'n' Soul Museum
- Memphis Railroad & Trolley Museum
- Sun Studio
- The Orpheum
- Redbird Baseball
- Grizzlies Basketball
- The Commercial Appeal
- The Memphis Business Journal
- The Memphis Daily News
- The Memphis Flyer
- The Tri State Defender
- Beale Street
- Downtown Memphis
- Peabody Hotel
- Memphis Chamber of Commerce
- City of Memphis
- Rediscover Memphis
- Backbeat Tours
Parks & Recreation
- Dixon Gardens
- Shelby Farms
- Wolf River
- Lichterman Nature Center
- Center for Southern Folklore
- National Ornamental Metal Museum
- City Parks
Moving to Memphis
- Downtown Memphis
- Memphis Chamber of Commerce
- Area Chambers of Commerce
- Official Memphis Website
- Memphis City Schools
- Shelby County Schools
- Memphis/Shelby County Public Library
- Mud Island & River Walk
- Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau
- Tennessee Tourism Information
- National Association of REALTORS®
- Tennessee Association of REALTORS®
- Tennessee Housing Development Agency
- Memphis Area Association of Realtors
- Memphis Restaurant Association
- Listing Memphis Restaurants
- Fodor's "48 Hours in Memphis"