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Department of Anesthesiology

2024 Anesthesiology matches: Drs. DeBerry, Lee, Yoches, and Smith

Chair's Welcome

Program Director ImageWelcome to the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Department of the Anesthesiology! It’s an exciting time to be a member of The Department of Anesthesiology at UTHSC. The University of Tennessee College of Medicine in collaboration with Regional One Health are in a dynamic growth period. We envision the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center to be an innovator and a Center of Excellence in the Southeast. The Department of Anesthesiology is a key player in this process by being a collaborative partner in high quality clinical care, financial sustainability for the benefit of our patients and excelling in medical education and research. Being new to the department, I am proud to be associated with such an outstanding group of clinical providers, motivated educators and a residency group that is motivated and growing. Please check out our website and see why the Department of Anesthesiology at UTHSC is the hidden gem of the Southeast.
Mary Billstrand, MD, FASA

Mission, Vision, and Values

The mission of the Department of Anesthesia in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to provide an environment that will foster:

  • Excellence in the practice of Clinical
  • Care of patients, with a special understanding of our commitment to our local, regional and state communities
  • Allow physicians and nurse anesthetists to have a superior Education in all aspects of anesthesia practice
  • The conduct of Research at the forefront of the specialty

Vision Statement

  • To GROW in a responsible, values-driven manner serving as a catalyst of positive change
  • To SHAPE the future of healthcare by delivering unmatched, measurable results for our customers and stakeholders
  • To DELIVER the highest quality care for our patients
  • To PROVIDE an environment that fosters a collaborative experience for the clinicians with whom we work and to be the workplace of choice for our employees



  • We do the right thing for our patients and stakeholders.
  • We approach decisions and take action using an ethical frame of reference.
  • We do what we say we will do.


  • We strive to continuously improve.
  • We are committed to the safety of our patients and employees.


  • We employ a team-based, collaborative style.
  • We encourage all of our employees and customers to contribute their ideas.
    Inspired Leadership.
  • We strive to be innovative and demonstrate leadership utilizing evidence-based decision making.
Apr 8, 2024