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UTHSC, Methodist Collaborate to Build New Cardiovascular Institute

Dr. Chittoor Sudhakar

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center and Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare have successfully recruited three nationally renowned cardiovascular physicians to lead a new cardiovascular institute in Memphis.

Chittoor Sai Sudhakar, MD, is the most recent recruit to Memphis. He is the new division chief of Cardiac Surgery in the UTHSC College of Medicine’s Department of Surgery, the Methodist Endowed Professor of Cardiac Surgery, and co-director of the Methodist Le Bonheur Adult Cardiac Service Line.

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UTHSC College of Medicine Launches Bariatric Surgery Program

Drs. Weaver and Davis

Bariatric surgeon Virginia ‘Jenny’ Weaver, MD, is passionate about helping people struggling with their weight to achieve weight-loss solutions.

Dr. Weaver, MD, along with Matthew Davis, MD, also a bariatric surgeon, are two of the newest members of the Department of Surgery in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Together, they have launched a new bariatric surgery program in the College of Medicine, and they lead the new UTMP Weight Management and Wellness Center.

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Valeria Mas Named Director of Transplant Research at UT/Methodist Transplant Institute

Dr. Valeria Mas

Valeria Raquel Mas, PhD, has been named Director of Transplant Research for the UT/Methodist Transplant Institute. She will also hold the Transplant Institute Endowed Professorship in Translational Research at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Dr. Mas served as a tenured associate professor of Research Surgery at the University of Virginia, where she directed the Translational Genomics Transplant Laboratory, and previously was co-director of Transplant Research. 

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May 26, 2022