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Guy L. Reed, MS, MD, Named Chairman, Department of Medicine
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Memphis, Tenn. (June 3, 2008) – Steve J. Schwab, MD, executive dean of the College of Medicine for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has announced the appointment of Guy L. Reed, MD, as the Diggs Professor and chairman of the Department of Medicine in the College of Medicine. This appointment will be effective on or before August 1.
The national search for Chair of Medicine was
conducted by the
“Dr. Reed was selected from a group of outstanding finalists. Without question, he was the clear consensus choice in the group of outstanding physician scientist leaders,” stated UTHSC Chancellor and Vice President for Health System Affairs, Hershel P. Wall, MD. “Dr. Reed emerged as the best fit to lead our Department of Medicine.”
Dr. Reed currently serves on the faculty at the Medical College of Georgia as the Kupperman Professor of Medicine, chief of Cardiovascular Medicine, and co-director of the Georgia Cardiovascular Center of Excellence. He also holds a prestigious Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar Chair.
Dr. Reed received his medical degree and a master’s
degree in Mathematical Statistics from
Continuously funded by the National Institutes of
Health (NIH) throughout his career, Dr. Reed has become an internationally
known investigator in the area of coronary thrombosis and thrombolysis.
He received the Young Investigator Award from the
Dr. Reed will relocate to
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University of Tennessee Health Science Center is focused on a four-tier mission
of education, research, clinical care and public service, all in support of a
single goal: to improve the health of Tennesseans. Offering a broad range
of postgraduate training opportunities, the main campus is located in
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