The UT/Saint Francis Advanced Women's Health Care Fellowship

We are located in East Memphis, Tennessee. The Fellowship offers graduation in one plus years. The OB Fellows serve as junior faculty and instructors to the residency program and receive instruction in OB ultrasound, C-section training, Advanced Obstetrics and office gynecological procedures.

Approximately 1900 deliveries occur annually.

The Fellows have responsibilities as attending faculty on the inpatient medicine service and OB service at Saint Francis Hospital and as preceptors in the Family Medicine Center. They take calls at Saint Francis Hospital. In addition to these responsibilities, the Fellows are scheduled to see a panel of patients on a regular basis in the Family Medicine Center.

The fellow’s annual salary is $65,000.

List of UT Benefits

Current Fellows

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Peter Ferrara, MD

Graduated from Pennsylvania State University and did his Family Medicine Residency training at UPMC St. Margaret FM Residency in Pittsburgh, PA.

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Theo Rogers, MD

Graduated from University of Arkansas and did his Family Medicine Residency training at Washington Health System FM Residency in Washington, PA.

Fellowship Director

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Sheetal Patel, MD

Dr. Sheetal Patel came to the University as a PGY2 resident. She completed her undergraduate work at Michigan State University and attended the Medical University of Lublin in Poland for medical school. Dr. Patel completed the Advanced Women’s Health Fellowship in the fall of 2013 and is now on the faculty for the residency program.  She and her husband have one daughter.

OB/GYN Faculty

Gary Lipscomb, MD

Gary Lipscomb, MD

Dr. Lipscomb is a professor in the Department of Family Medicine with an additional appointment in OB/GYN at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and completed fellowship training in pelvic surgery. A fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, he holds membership in the American College of Surgeons, Society of Gynecologic Surgeons, and American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology.

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Hemanth Veluswamy, MD

Other Family Medicine OB Faculty

Anna Chollet

Anna Chollet, MD
Assistant Professor

Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine. New Orleans, LA
Residency: Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency. Santa Rosa, CA
Marital Status: Married.
Interests: outdoor adventures, travel, gardening

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Muneeza Khan, MD

Dr. Khan is an assistant professor in the UT Department of Family Medicine and is the Program Director for the Family Medicine Residency Program at Saint Francis Hospital. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Family Medicine. She completed her residency at the Indiana University – Methodist program as well as an Advanced Maternal and Obstetric fellowship. Additionally, she has also completed a faculty Development fellowship at Michigan State University.

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Morgan Lisner, MD
Assistant Professor

Hometown: Pensacola, FL
Medical School: Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv
Residency: University of Connecticut, Hartford, CT
Surgical Fellowship: OB at UAB, Huntsville, AL
Hobbies: I love travel, running half marathons, and reading. 

 Sarah Tiggelaar
Sarah Tiggelaar, MD

Dr. Tiggelaar was born in Lexington, KY and lived there until she left for university.  She went to Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN for both undergraduate and medical studies, interspersed with several years abroad in France and China.  After graduating from medical school, she went to Pocatello, Idaho for family medicine residency at the ISUFM program.  She would like to provide full-spectrum family medicine including operative obstetrics in a rural setting in her career.  She is married to her husband Max and enjoys camping, hiking, and reading novels.


  • To improve the abilities of Family Physicians to provide competent, appropriate obstetrical and office gynecological care
  • To impart the skills necessary to recognize, stabilize, and appropriately manage unforeseeable events and emergencies which may arise during pregnancy, delivery and postpartum


Our vision encompasses the full range of women’s healthcare. Following training in our program Fellows will be expertly skilled not only in performing operative obstetrics, but will also have skills in office gynecological procedures. These Procedures include, but are not limited to

  • C-sections
  • Office Sterilization Procedures
  • OB USG Including Fetal Survey
  • Colposcopy
  • LEEP Procedure
  • Nexplanon/IUD
  • Endometrial Biopsies
  • Essure

Requirements for Application

If you are interested in the Advanced Women's Health Care Program at UT, please submit the following

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter expressing reason for interest
  • 3 letters of recommendation including: Residency Program Director and Once current instructor/colleague
  • List of procedures performed including numbers: During Residency and Post-Residency (if applicable)
  • USMLE Scores
  • Medical degree

Applications are reviewed as received. Qualified applicants will be contacted for interviews beginning in September.

St Francis

Contact Us

St. Francis Family Medicine Center

1301 Primacy Parkway
Memphis, TN 38119
Phone: 901-448-0276
Fax: 901-448-0404

Residency Coordinator
Priscilla Griffith
Phone: 901-448-0230