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College of Medicine Administration

Dr. Scott Strome

Scott E. Strome, MD
Robert Kaplan Executive Dean and Vice Chancellor of Clinical Affairs  


Clinical Affairs

Dr. Jon McCullers

Jonathan McCullers, MD
Senior Executive Associate Dean and COO, Clinical Affairs

Dr. Jimmie Mancell

Jimmie Mancell, MD
Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs
Methodist University Hospital


Faculty Affairs

Dr. Jimmie Mancell

Alicia Diaz-Thomas, MD, MPH
Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs


Finance and Administration

Teresa Hartnet

Teresa Hartnett, EdD, MPA
Senior Associate Dean, Finance and Administration 

Helen Parsons

Helen Parsons, MBA
Director, Finance and Administration 

Dorothea Owens

Dorothea Owens
Director, Analysis and Planning 

placeholderJo Jow
Financial Analyst


Graduate Medical Education and Continuing Medical Education

Dr. Natascha Thompson

Natascha Thompson, MD
Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education and Designated Institutional Official

Aaron Haynes

Aaron Haynes
Assistant Dean, Graduate Medical Education

Branette Upchurch

Mark Bugnitz, MD
Assistant Dean, Program Improvement

Diversity and Inclusion

Dr. Claudette Shephard

Claudette Shephard, MD
Associate Dean, Diversity & Inclusion


Community Health Engagement

Dr. Altha Stewart

Altha Stewart, MD
Senior Associate Dean, Community Health Engagement


Medical Education

Dr. Michael Whitt

Michael Whitt, PhD
Associate Dean and Chair, Medical Education 

Dr. Angela Cantrell

Angela R. Cantrell, PhD
Senior Assistant Dean, Basic Science Curriculum

Ryan Sheehy, PhD

Ryan Sheehy, PhD
Assistant Dean, Basic Science Curriculum

Dr. Bettin

Kristen A. Bettin, MD
Senior Assistant Dean, Clinical Curriculum

Bill Dabbs, MD

William “Bill” Dabbs, MD
Assistant Dean, Clinical Curriculum 

Dr. Nace

G. Stephen Nace, MD, FACP 
Assistant Dean, Curriculum Integration 



Dr. Andrew Griffith

Andrew Griffith, MD, PhD
Senior Associate Dean, Research


Student Affairs and Admissions

Dr. Catherine Womack

Catherine R. Womack, MD
Associate Dean, Student Affairs and Admissions 

Dr. Sara Cross

Sara Cross, MD
Assistant Dean, Student Affairs 

Dr. James

Deidre James, MD
Assistant Dean, Student Affairs 

Dr. Nia Zalamea

Nia Zalamea, MD
Assistant Dean, Student Affairs

Dr. Dustin Fulton

Dustin Fulton, EdD
Assistant Dean, Admissions 

Dr. Ennis

Matthew Ennis, MD
Director, Student Research 


Statewide Operations & Strategy

Dr. G Nicholas Verne

G Nicholas Verne, MD
Senior Associate Dean, Statewide Operations and Strategy


College of Medicine, Chattanooga


James W. Haynes, MD, MBA, FAAFP

Robert C. Fore, EdD, FACEHP, CHCP
Associate Dean, Academic Affairs and CME 

Giuseppe Pizzorno, PhD, PharmD
Associate Dean, Research

Mukta Panda, MD,  MACP, FRCP-London
Assistant Dean, Well-Being and Medical Student Education 

Cindy Olson
Assistant Dean, Finance & Administration

College of Medicine, Knoxville

Robert M. Craft, MD
Interim Dean
Professor of Anesthesiology 

Kristi Roe
Administrative Specialist, Office of the Dean

Amy Paganelli, CPA, MBA 
Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration

Jonathan S. Wall, PhD
Director of Research

William Metheny, PhD 
Designated Institutional Official (DIO) and Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical and Dental Education

Rajiv Dhand, MD  
Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs

Saint Thomas Health, Nashville

Gregory L. James, MD
Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs and Graduate Medical Education 

Jan 19, 2023