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Surgery Faculty

Leadership

 

R. Philip Burns, MD, FACS
Professor and Chair Department of Surgery
Medical School: University of Tennessee
Specialty: General Surgery and Breast Disease

 

 

Benjamin W. Dart, MD, FACS
Professor, Associate Program Director, Surgery Residency
Medical Director, Skills and Simulation Lab
Medical School: Louisiana State University
Specialty: General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care

 

 

W. Heath Giles, MD, FACS
Associate Professor and Program Director,
Surgery Residency, Program Director,
Transition To Practice Fellowship 
Medical School: University of Tennessee
Specialty: General Surgery and Endocrinology Surgery

 

Richard A. Moore, MD, PhD, FACS
Professor and Associate Program Director,
Surgery Residency
Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine (PA)
Specialty: Colon and Rectal Surgery

 

Robert A. Maxwell, MD, FACS
Professor and Program Director,
Surgical Critical Care Fellowship 
Medical School: Medical College of Virginia
Specialty: General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care 

 

 

Charles S. Joels, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor and Program Director,
Vascular Surgery Fellowship
Medical School: University of Kentucky
Specialty: Vascular Surgery  

 

 

Daniel Stanley, MD, FACS
Professor and Program Director, Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship,
Clerkship Director, General Surgery Residency
Medical School: Indiana University HospitalSpecialty: General Surgery and Colon and Rectal Surgery


Faculty

 

Coleman L. Arnold, MD, FACS                                                                                  Assistant Professor
Medical School: University of Tennessee
Specialty: General Surgery

 

 

Donald E. Barker, MD, FACS                                                                              Professor, Intreim Cheif Medical Officer
Medical School: University of Tennessee
Specialty: General Surgery and Trauma

 

 

 

Dave Bhattacharya, MD  
Assistant Professor                                                                                                Medical School: Univeristy of Tennessee
Specialty: Pediatric Surgery

 

 

 

Michael G. Carr, MD, FACS, FAAP
Director of Clinical Simulation Education                                                                        Medical School: University of Louisville
Specialty: Pediatric Surgery

 

 

Todd Cockerham, MD, FACS
 Assistant Porfessor                                                                                               Medical School: University of Arkansas
 Specialty: General Surgery

 

Daniel F. Fisher, Jr, MD, FACS
Associate Professor                                                                                              Medical School: Tennessee State University
Specialty: Vascular Surgery

 

 

 

Jeremy G. Fisher, MD, FACS                                                                               Assistant Professor                                                                                               Medical School: Emory School of Medicine                                                   Specialty: Pediatric Surgery

 

 

 

 

Michael S. Greer, MD, FACS
Associate Porfessor                                                                                              Medical School: University of Tennessee
Specialty: Vascualr Surgery

 

 

 

Stephen H. Greer, MD, FACS                                                                                     Assistant Professor                                                                                               Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of   Medicine Specialty: General Surgery

 

 

 

John Huggins, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor                                                                                                  Medical School: University of Alabama
Specialty: General Surgery

 

 

 

Darren Hunt, MD, FACS
 Assistant Professor                                                                                               Medical School: Mercer School of Medicine
 Specialty: Trauma Surgery and Critical Care Surgery

 

 

 

Glendon A. Hyde, MD, FACS                                                                             Assistant Professor                                                                                               Medical School: University of Tennessee                                                                       Specialty: Colon and Rectal Surgery

 

 

 

Robert Jean, MD, FACS
 Assistant Professor                                                                                               Medical School: University of South Alabama
 Specialty: General Surgery

 

 

 

Neelima Katragunta, MD, FACS                                                                        Associate Professor                                                                                                Medical School: Missouri State University                                                      Specialty: Vascular Surgery

 

 

 

 

Benjamin Kellogg, MD, FACS
 Assistant Professor                                                                                                 Medical School: University of Tennessee
 Specialty: General Surgery

 

 

Alan J. Koffron, MD, FACS                                                                                Professor                                                                                                                    Medical School: University of Iowa                                                                              Specialty: Transplant

 

 

Julie A. Koffron, MD, FACS                                                                                     Assistant Professor                                                                                               Medical School: University of Michigan                                                           Specialty: HPB (Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary Surgery)

 

 

 

Curt S. Koontz, MD, FACS
Associate Professor                                                                                              Medical School: Wake Forrest University
Specialty: Pediatric Surgery

 

 

 

Shauna Lorenzo-Rivero, MD, FACS
Associate Professor                                                                                                  Medical School: Washington University
Specialty: Colon and Rectal Surgery 

 

 

 

 

Vicente Mejia, MD, FACS
Associate Professor                                                                                                  Medical School:  Universidad de Caldus (Colombia)
Specialty: General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care

 

 

 

Eric C. Nelson, MD, FACS
 Assistant Professor                                                                                               Medical School: Loma Linda University
 Specialty: Colon and Rectal Surgery

 

 

 

S. Michael Roe, MD, FACS
Associate Professor                                                                                              Medical School: Bowman Gray School of Medicine
Specialty: General Surgery

 

 

 

Karen P. Rudolph, MD, RPVI
Assistant Professor                                                                                                    Medical School: UAB 
Specialty: Vascular Surgery

 

 

 

Lisa A. Smith, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor                                                                                                  Medical School: Hahnemann University
Specialty: Pediatric Surgery

 

 

Philip W. Smith, MD, FACS
Associate Professor                                                                                              Medical School: East Tennessee State University
Specialty: Surgical Critical Care and General Surgery

 

 

 

Craig Swafford, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor                                                                                                    Medical School: University of Tennessee
Specialty: General Surgery

 

 

 

 

Alvaro A. Valle, MD, FACS
 Assistant Professor                                                                                               Medical School: Universidad Nacional Nicaragua
 Specialty: Surgical Oncology and General Surgery

 

 

Laura E. Witherspoon, MD, FACS
Associate Professor                                                                                              Medical School: Vanderbilt University
Specialty: General Surgery 

 

 

 

Affiliated Faculty

Charles Brice, MD
Clinical Instructor                                                                                                    Medical School: University of Tennessee
Specialty: General Surgery

 

J.Thomas S. Layman, MD, FACS
 Assistant Professor                                                                                               Medical School: University of Tennessee
 Specialty: General Surgery

 

Michael P. Sumida, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor                                                                                                  Medical School: University of Kentucky
Specialty: General Surgery 

 

Nicholas Ballay, MD
 Clinical Instructor                                                                                                   Medical School: Louisiana State Univeristy
 Specialty: General Surgery

  

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Last Published: Apr 16, 2021