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 majority of the OB call and surgery is done at the Saint Francis Site. Experience may be gained through a rotation at the Regional Medical Center (The Med) in Memphis. The Med is the regional perinatal center with a level three Nursery/NICU.
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.
Carolyn Harraway-Smith, MD
Dr. Harraway-Smith, MD is Chairman of OB/GYN at Saint Francis Hospital and the Director of the Advanced Women’s Healthcare Fellowship in Family Medicine with an additional appointment in OB/GYN at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and by the American Board of Family Practice. She received her medical degree from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. Dr. Harraway-Smith completed an Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at The Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, MD, and a Family Medicine residency at The Medical College of Virginia in Richmond.
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.
Elizabeth Tigges, MD
Dr. Tigges is an assistant professor in the UT Department of Family Medicine. She is an active Candidate status for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Tigges received her medical degree from Des Moines University and completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Aultman Hospital in Canton, Ohio. She is a member of ACOG and Alpha Omega Alpha.
Family Medicine OB Faculty
Muneeza Khan, MD
Dr. Khan is an assistant professor in the UT Department of Family Medicine. 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.
Robert Hoover, MD
Dr. Hoover, MD is an assistant professor in the UT Department of Family Medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine. Dr. Hoover received his medical degree from the University of California, Irvine and completed his residency training at UCSF Fresno & Selma Rural Practice Pathway Family Medicine.
Lucy Bucci, MD
Dr. Lucy Bucci was born in Singapore. She did her undergraduate work at Emory University in Atlanta and her medical school at Ben Gurion University of the Negev. Upon graduation from medical school, Dr. Bucci did a Famiy Medicine residency at Rochester, NY, and a fellowship in surgical obstetrics at St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Kentucky. She is married and has one daughter. Dr. Bucci loves to spend time with family, travel, and outdoor activities.
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. Upon graduation, she began her residency training at Mount Carmel St. Anne’s in Columbus, Ohio. After spending their internships apart, Dr. Patel was able to join her husband at Saint Francis for her PGY2 and PGY3 years of training. Dr. Patel is currently a fellow in the Advanced Women’s Health Fellowship and will be completing that fellowship in the fall of 2013. She and her husband have one daughter.
- 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
- Office Sterilization Procedures
- OB USG Including Fetal Survey
- LEEP Procedure
- IUD Insertion
- Endometrial Biopsies
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.