Dr. David Maness Department Chair


Hometown: Martin, Tennessee
Undergraduate Education: University of Tennessee at Martin
Medical School: College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines University; Des Moines, Iowa
Residency Training: Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, Georgia
Fellowship: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill - Faculty Development Fellowship
Stats: Married to Rose since 1976 with one son - James David
Hobbies: Family, antique shopping w/ Rose, golf, hunting/ fishing
Research/Areas of Interest: clinic operations, leadership, gynecological endocrinology
Interesting Tidbit: Played Augusta National, Ballybunion and St. Andrews
Awards:Most Outstanding Senior Chemistry Major Award (top graduating chemistry major-UTM). Military awards include Legion of Merit (3), Meritorious Serve Medal (6), Army Commendation Medal (5), Texas Outstanding Service Medal and Army Expeditionary Medal. Distinguished Member of the US Army Medical Department Regiment, Order of Military Medical Merit, University of Tennessee at Martin ROTC Hall of Fame,
Previous Employment: Retired Colonel - I had the distinct honor and privilege to serve this great country as an Army officer for 27 years. Now I have the honor and privilege to serve the great State of Tennessee for the next 27 years.

Dr. Muneeza Khan Program Director and
Director of the Advanced Women's Healthcare Fellowship


Hometown: Karachi, Pakistan
Undergraduate Education: PECHS College for Women
Medical School: Karachi Medical and Dental College, University of Karachi
Residency: Indiana University - Methodist Family Medicine Residency
Fellowship(s): Indiana University - Methodist Advanced Maternal Care, Obstetrical Fellowship Michigan State University- Primary Care Faculty Development Fellowship
Stats: Married
Children: Two daughters
Hobbies: Reading, spending time outdoors with family
Research/Areas of Interest: Maternal-child health, academic medicine
Interesting Tidbit: Played the role of the miller's daughter in 'Rumpelstiltskin' during high school
Awards: STFM Resident Teacher Award 2010
Faculty of the Year 2013

Dr. Nahum M. Beard


Undergraduate Education: Florida State University
Medical School: University of Florida
Residency Training: University of Florida
Fellowship: Musculoskeletal/Sports Medicine, University of Florida
Board of Certification: Board Certification in Sports Medicine/Family Medicine

Dr. Lyle Bohlman Assistant Professor


Hometown: Watonga, OK
Undergraduate Education: Oklahoma City University
Medical School: University of Oklahoma
Residency: Saginaw Cooper Hospital, Michigan
Stats: Married
Children: 2
Hobbies: Skiing(snow), golf, reading
Research/Areas of Interest: Medical Systems
Interesting Tidbit: Went helicopter skiing in Canada outback
Awards: Physician of the Year Massachusetts Academy of Family Medicine -2006

Dr. Lucy Bruijn Assistant Professor


Undergraduate Education: BA (History) Summa Cum Laude, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Medical School: MD, Medical School for International Health, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel, in Collaboration with Columbia University Medical Center
Graduate School: MPH (Population and Family Health), Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY
Residency: University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Fellowship: Family Medicine Surgical Obstetrics, St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Edgewood, KY
Research/Areas of Interest: Global Health, Family-Centered Maternity Care, Interdisciplinary Team Care and Education, Care of Underserved Populations
Interesting Tidbits: Completed her first triathlon while in medical school; loves to spend time with family, travel, read, and be active in the outdoors.
Awards: Joe Scavaluche Award 2004; Highland Family Medicine Women's Healthcare Award 2006; Preceptor of the Year, 2010, University of Hawaii at Hilo College of Pharmacy

Dr. Carley Fox Assistant Professor


Hometown: San Diego, California
Undergraduate Education: University of California, Berkeley
Medical School: Albany Medical College
Marital Status: I am married to a UT resident (different program). We have two spoiled Pit Bulls that we rescued when we moved to Memphis.
Interests & Tidbits: I am an advanced open water SCUBA diver and I have been diving all over the world--my favorite was in the Galapagos. I'm a big sports fan (especially baseball-Go Padres!). I am learning to crochet, sorry if that makes me sound like an old lady, but one of the nurses taught me while I was on night float last year!

Dr. John C. Hyden SM/Primary Care Fellowship Director


Undergraduate Education: University of Memphis
Medical School: University of Tennessee
Residency Training: Family Medicine, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Fellowship: Sports Medicine, Boston University
Board of Certification: Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine
Board Certification in Family Medicine
Professional Societies: American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
American Academy of Family Physicians
Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians

Dr. Christa George Assistant Professor


Hometown: McMinnville, TN
Undergraduate Education: David Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN
Pharmacy School: University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, Doctor of Pharmacy with Honors, 1995
Residency Training: Pharmacy Practice Residency at The Regional Medical Center at Memphis(The MED), 1996
Hobbies: Traveling, reading (book club member), going to concerts and museums, spending time with spouse, friends and family
Research/Areas of Interest: Diabetes, pharmacy education, cardiovascular risk reduction

Dr. Clay JacksonHospice/Palliative Care Fellowship Director


Medical School: The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Residency: Family Medicine at the University of Tennessee/Baptist-Tipton program
Certifications: The American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the American Board of Family Medicine

Dr. Gary Lipscomb Assistant Professor / OB-GYN


Hometown: Lawrenceburg, TN
Undergraduate Education: University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN
Residency: University of Tennessee HSC, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Stats: 2 girls
Hobbies: Running, Gardening
Interest: Ectopic pregnancies, Abnormal pap smears and surgical techniques

Dr. Sheetal PatelAssistant Professor


Undergraduate Education: Michigan State University
Medical School: Medical University of Lublin, Poland
Residency: University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN
Stats: Married, one daughter

Dr. Amanda ThompsonAssistant Professor


Hometown: Knoxville, TN
Undergraduate Education: UT Knoxville B.S. in Microbiology
Pharmacy School: UT Memphis
Residency Training: Lebonheur (Pediatric Specialty) & Methodist (Internal Medicine)
Stats: Married
Hobbies: Traveling, Home-Improvement, Reading
Research/Areas of Interest: Anti-coagulation, Smoking Cessation, Diabetes, & Hypertension
Interesting Tidbit: Helped develop an iron bio-reporter for use in Marine Ecology Research
Previous Employment:Researcher in Microbial Ecology Lab

Dr. Dara WilliamsPsychologist


Hometown: Lima, OH
Undergraduate: The Ohio State University
Graduate School: University of Georgia
Internship: Michael E. DeBakey VAMC, Houston, TX
Fellowship: Primary Care Health Psychology, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS
Any other education: J.D. from Ohio Northern University
Marital status: – married
Interesting Tidbit: I’m a diehard Ohio State fan.  Go BUCKS!
Hobbies:- spending time with friends and family, traveling, gardening, and cooking
Research/Clinical Interests:- Chronic pain, risk assessment, program evaluation, health behavior change

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St. Francis Family Medicine Center

1301 Primacy Parkway
Memphis, TN 38119
Phone: 901-448-0276
Fax: 901-448-0404

Residency Coordinator
Priscilla Griffith
Phone: 901-448-0230