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Global Surgery Institute

Founded in 2017, the UTHSC Global Surgery Institute was borne out of a community of faculty, residents and students with a passion for service, bidirectional learning and clinical experience in surgery across the world. With the support, direction and oversight of the Department of Surgery, the Global Surgery Institute aims to provide opportunities for global surgical experience, curriculum and research for residents, students and faculty to further the mission of UTHSC and for the benefit of Tennessee and the Mid-South region. 

The Global Surgery Institute faculty are engaged in work in Tanzania, Cameroon, Philippines, Ecuador, Libya, Iran, Iraq, Russia and Honduras. 

Faculty

Nia Zalamea, MD
Assistant Professor
Director, Global Surgery Institute

Jeremiah Deneve, DO
Associate Professor 

James W. Eubanks III, MD
Associate Professor
Division Chief, Pediatric Surgery

Chris Fleming, MD
Associate Professor 

Martin Fleming, MD, FACS 
Associate Professor
Division Chief, Surgical Oncology

 Denis Foretia, MD
Assistant Professor

Eunice Huang, MD, MS
Professor

Kelly Kempe, MD
Assistant Professor
 Roberto D. Lachica, MD
Associate Professor
 John Nelson, MD
Assistant Professor
William Novick, MD
Professor 
 David Shibata, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Scheinberg Endowed Chair in Surgery
Professor and Chairman
 Ying Weatherall, MD
Assistant Professor

Global Footprint

Last Published: Feb 18, 2019