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General Surgery

The Division of General Surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center has a long and proud tradition of excellence in clinical care, surgical education and research. The Division provides high quality surgical care across all UT Methodist hospitals, promotes improved patient outcomes through innovative research endeavors and trains the next generation of Surgeon Leaders.

The Division of General Surgery consists of three sections: General and Acute Care, Bariatric Surgery and Minimally Invasive Surgery.

Message from Interim Division Chief


David Shibata
The members of the UTHSC Division of General Surgery provides high quality, cutting-edge and compassionate care to the Memphis region and beyond.
 
The Division provides both acute surgical care and elective services at a number of the hospitals in the Memphis area including the Methodist, Baptist and VA systems.
 
In particular, faculty members possess significant expertise in the application of minimally-invasive general surgical techniques and also are highly engaged in education and research.
 
An important recent addition includes the Section of Bariatric Surgery which now provides comprehensive multidisciplinary medical and surgical weight loss services to the community.
 
We are also excited that the reach of the Division now extends beyond the Memphis region to the international stage as it houses the rapidly evolving Global Surgery Institute. The GSI is engaged in missions across multiple countries and continents and provides a venue for service, education and research to our faculty, residents, fellows and students.

 

Bariatric SurgeryGeneral and Acute Care SurgeryMinimally Invasive SurgerySurgery Residency

Division Contact

Teresa "Sissie" Shelton
1325 Eastmoreland St., Suite 370
Memphis, TN 38104
P: (901) 272-7792
F: (901) 266-6425

Teresa.Shelton@mlh.org

 

Faculty

David Shibata, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Scheinberg Endowed Chair in Surgery
Professor and Chairman
Interim Division Chief

 

Section of Bariatric Surgery


Virginia "Jenny" Weaver, MD
Assistant Professor
Section Head
Matthew Davis, MD
Assistant Professor
                                                         

 

 Section of General and Acute Care Surgery


Benjamin Powell, MD
Associate Professor
Section Head

Danielle Barnard, MD
Assistant Professor 
Denis Foretia, MD
Assistant Professor
Eugene Mangiante, Jr., MD
Professor
Chief of Surgery, VA

John Nelson, MD
Assistant Professor
Mary Brinson Owens, MD
Assistant Professor
Nia Zalamea, MD
Assistant Professor

 

Section of Minimally Invasive Surgery


Nathaniel Stoikes, MD
Assistant Professor
Guy R. Voeller, MD
Professor
David Webb, MD
Assistant Professor

 

Last Published: Jun 17, 2019