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Vanderbilt Corporate Health Services - Workers' Compensation Division

Doctors

Listed alphabetically below are short biographies on each of Vanderbilt's Workers' Compensation providers.  Also listed are links for more extensive biographies, some personal interviews, and some links into pre-registration forms for their clinics.

 

 

MELVIN, WILLIE, M.D. (General Surgery)

Willie Melvin, M.D.Patient Care Emphasis: Laproscopic Hernia Surgery
M.D. Degree:  Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN
Post Graduate Training:  St. Joseph Hospital, Houston, TX; Vanderbilt Medical Center
Board Certification:  American Board of Surgery
Link to More Information:  Willie Melvin, M.D.

MESSERSMITH, MARION L. D.D.S., M.S.D. (Orthodontics)

Marion L. Messersmith, DDS, MSDPatient Care Emphasis:  Complex Dental/Oral Trauma Injuries; Craniofacial abnormalities, TMJ
Board Cetified:  Orthodontics
D.D.S.. Degree:  University of Nebrska College of Dentistry, Lincoln, NE
Link to more information:  Dr. Marion Messersmith

MILAM, DOUGLAS, M.D. (Urology)

Douglas Milam, M.D.Patient Care Emphasis:  Adult Urology, Voiding Dysfunction, Impotence, Spinal Cord Injuries
M.D. Degree:  West Virginia University, 1986
Post Graduate Training:  University of Utah
Link to further information:  Douglas Milam, M.D. 
 

MILLER, JAMI, M.D. (Dermatology)

Jami Miller, M.D.Patient Care Emphasis:  General Dermatology, Graft versus Host Disease, Phototherapy
M.D. Degree:  University of Virginia, 1988
Post Graduate Training:  Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Link to further information:  Jami Miller, M.D.

MIR, HASSAN R., M.D., Ph.D. (Orthopaedic Trauma)

Hassan R. Mir, Ph.D., M.D.Patient Care Emphasis: Care of polytraumatized patient, pelvic and acetabular fractures, and complex peri-articular fractures
Ph.D. Degree: West Virginia University
Post Graduate Training: Campbell Clinic, Memphis, TN
Fellowship:  Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Tampa, FL
Link for further information:   Dr. Hassan Mir

MIZUKAWA, MATTHEW K., D.M.D. (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)

Matthew K. Mizukawa, DMDPatient Care Emphasis:  Facial Trauma, Corrective Jaw Surgery, Oral Surgery
D.M.D. Degree:  University of Nevada
Post Graduate Training:  Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Link to further information:   Dr. Matthew Mizukawa

NASLUND, THOMAS, M.D. (Vascular Surgery)

Thomas Naslund, M.D.Director, Vascular Surgery
Patient Care Emphasis: Stent Graft Repair of Aortic Aneurysms, Renovascular Disease, Endovascular Surgery
Other Clinical Interests: Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysms
M.D. Degree:  Vanderbilt University, 1984
Post Graduate Training:  Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Oschner Medical Foundation
Link to further information:  Thomas Naslund, M.D. 

OBREMSKEY, WILLIAM T., M.D. (Orthopaedic Trauma)

William T. Obremskey, M.D.Patient Care Emphasis:  Orthopaedic trauma and trauma reconstruction, articular reconstructionm, osteomyelitis, malunions, nonunions, knee dislocations
M.D. Degree:  Duke University School of Medicine
Post Graduate Training:  Methodist Hospital of Indianapolis; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC; University of Washington; Kantonsspitel Basis, Basel, Switzerland
Link for further information:  William Obremskey, M.D.    Interview     
Link to Patient Registration Forms

 

PARSONS, PAUL, M.D. (Bone & Joint - General Orthopaedic)

Paul Parsons, M.D.Patient Care Emphasis:  General Orthopaedic (with the exception of spine), performing artists with their unique medical conditions
M.D. Degree:  University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences, Memphis, TN
Post Graduate Training:  Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Campbell Clinic, Memphis, TN
Board Certified:  Orthopaedic Surgery
Link to Further Information:  Dr. Paul Parsons

POLKOWSKI, GREGORY G. II, M.D. (Orthopaedics)

Dr. Gregory PolkowskiPatient Care Emphasis: Hip and Knee Replacement, Treatment of osteonecrosis or avascular necrosis of the hip
M.D. Degree:  University of Arkansas College of Medicine
Post Graduate Training:  Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Fellowship: Washington University, St. Louis, MO

 

PORAYKO, MICHAEL K. , M.D. (Gastroenterology)

Michael K. Porayko, M.D.Director, Liver Transplant Program
Patient Care Emphasis:  Gastro-Intestinal Problems, Liver Transplant
M.D. Degree:  University of Illinois
Post Graduate Training:  Michigan State University School of Medicine
Fellowship:  Advance Hepatology, Mayo Clinic
Link into further information:  Dr. Michael K. Porayko
MD to MD Referrals only

REZK, JULIE WANG, D.M.D. (General Dentistry)

Julie Wang Rezk, DMDPost Graduate Training:  University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital 
D.M.D. Degree:  University of Alabama at Birmingham
Link to more information:

RUMMO, PAUL J., D.O, (Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation)

Paul J. Rummo, D.O.Patient Care Emphasis: Treatment of all athletic injuries and non-surgical orthopaedic problems in patients of all ages.
D.O. Degree:  University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Post Graduate Training:  Internal Medicine Residency at Memorial Health Care in Worcester, MA
Fellowship:  Primary Care Sports Medicine at Vanderbilt University
Link to further information:  Paul Rummo, D.O.     Interview      
Link to Patient Registration Form

SCHENK, WILLIAM D., M.D. (Vanderbilt Eye Institute - Lebanon)

William D. Schenk, M.D.Patient Care Emphasis:  Comprehensive Eye Care:
Board Certification:  American Board of Ophthalmology
Post Graduate Training:  West Virginia University Hospital, Morgantown, W. VA
MD Degree:  University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE

SEGER, DONNA L. , M.D. (Toxicology, Emergency Medicine)

Donna L. Seger, M.D.Director, Tennessee Poison Control Center
Patient Care Emphasis:  Spider Bites, Carbon Monoxide Exposure
M.D. Degree:  University of North Dakota, 1977
Post Graduate Training:  Rotating Internship Fargo, ND; Emergency Medicine Residency, Cincinnati, OH
Boarded:  Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology  
Fellowship:  Medical Toxicology ; University of Cincinnati Medical Center

SETHI, MANISH KUMAR, M.D. (Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation)

Manish Kumar Sethi, M.D.Patient Care Emphasis: Orthopaedic Trauma
M.D. Degree:  Harvard Medical School
Post Graduate Training: Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship: Orthopaedic Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center
 

SEVIN, CARLA, M.D. (Pulmonary and Critical Care)

Carla Sevin, M.D.Patient Care Emphasis:  Occupational Lung Diseases
M.D. Degree:  University of South Florida College of Medicine
Post Graduate Training:  Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Fellowships:  UniverstitätsSpital in Zurich, Switzerland; University of California in San Francisco
Board Certified:  Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine

SHACK, R. BRUCE, M.D. F.A.C.S. (Plastic Surgery)

R. Bruce Shack, M.D., FACSChair, Plastic Surgery
Patient Care Emphasis:  Aesthetic Surgry, Breast Reconstruction, Microsurgery, Hand Surgery, congenital Deformities, Burns, Head and Neck Cancer Surgery, Cutaneous Laser Therapy
M.D. Degree:  University of Texas at Dallas
Post-Graduate Training:  Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Link to further information:  Bruce R. Shack, M.D. 

SHARP, KENNETH W., M.D. (General Surgery)

Kenneth W. Sharp, M.D.Patient Care Emphasis: General Surgery
M.D. Degree:  Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Post Graduate Training:  Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Fellowship: Hepatic and Billiary Pathophysiology at Loch Raven VA Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Link to More Information:  Kenneth W. Sharp, M.D.

SHINAR, ANDREW A., M.D. (Hip & Joint Replacement)

Andrew A. Shinar, M.D.Patient Care Emphasis:  Complex and usual hip and knee replacement, including revision hip and knee surgery, and unicondylar knee replacement
M.D. Degree:  Columbia University, 1988
Post Graduate Training:  Harvard University; Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
Link for further information:  Andrew A. Shinar, M.D.      
Link to Patient Registration Forms  

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SINGH, N.K., M.D. (Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation)

N.K. Singh, M.D.Patient Care Emphasis:  Non-surgical treatment for hand and upper extremities and for spine
Board Certified:  Occupational Medicine
Post Graduate Training:  St. Thomas Hospital Medical Center, Akron, OH
M.D. Degree:  University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine, Canada
Link to further  information:  Dr. N.K. Singh

STARK, CHRISTOPHER, M.D. (Bone & Joint - General Orthopaedics)

Christopher Stark, M.D.Patient Care Emphasis:  General Orthopaedics (with the exception of Spine), Sports Medicine, treatment of upper extremity injuries and joint replacement surgery
M.D. Degree:  Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Post Graduate Training:  Southern Illinois University, Springfield, IL
Board Certified:  Orthopaedic Surgery
Link to Further Information:  Dr. Christopher Stark

SULLIVAN, JARON, M.D. (Sports Medicine)

Sr. SullivanPatient Care Emphasis: Sports Medicine, knee ligament reconstruction, cartilage restoration; hip preservation surgery

M.D. Degree: Texas A & M, College Station, TX

Post Graduate Training: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Fellowship: Hospital for Specialty Surgery, New York City, NY

Link to Further Information:  Dr. Jaron Sullivan

SUMMITT, J. BLAIR, M.D. (Burn Center, Plastic Surgery)

J. Blair Summitt, M.D.Patient Care Emphasis:  Burn Surgery & Burn Reconstructive Surgery
M.D. Degree:  University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN
Post Graduate Training:  Internship and Residency at University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, General Surgery; Residency at Vanderbilt Medical Center, Plastic Surgery
Fellowship Training:  Burn Surgery (Plastic Surgery) at Vanderbilt Medical Center
Link for further information:  Dr. J. Blair Summitt

THAYER, WESLEY P., M.D., Ph.D. (Plastic Surgery)

Wesley P. Thayer, M.D.Patient Care Emphasis:  Wrist/Hand Injuries; Compression Neuropathy
M.D. and Ph.D Degrees:  Emory University
Post Graduate Training:  University of Virginia, Vanderbilt University
Fellowship: Hand Surgery at University of Alabama, Birmingham
Link to Further Information:  Dr. Wesley Thayer

TERHUNE, KYLA, M.D. (General Surgry)

Kyla Terhune, M.D.Patient Care Emphasis: General Surgery
M.D. Degree:  University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Post Graduate Training: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Fellowship: critical Care, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Board Certified:  General Surgery with the American Board of Surgery
Link to More Information:  Kyla Terhune, M.D.

THOMAS, PAUL, M.D. (Bone & Joint - Sports Medicine)

Paul Thomas, M.D.Patient Care Emphasis:   Shoulders and Knees
M.D. Degree:  University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences, Memphis, TN
Post Graduate Training:  University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences; Campbell Clinic, Memphis, TN
Board Certified:  Orthopaedic Surgery
Link to Further Information:  Dr. Paul Thomas

THOMSON, BRIAN, M.D. (Foot and Ankle)

Brian Thomson, M.S.Patient Care Emphasis:  Foot and Ankle surgery
MD Degree:  University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Post Graduate Training:  Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Fellowship:  Foot and Ankle at Barnes Jewish Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine
Board Certification:  Orthopaedic Surgery
Link to Patient Forms                   Interview

TRENNER, DAVID, DPM (Foot and Ankle)

David Trenner, DPMPatient Care Emphasis:  Forefront Foot Injuries, i.e metatarsal sprains, strains, etc.
DPM Degree:  California College of Podiatric Medicine, San Francisco, CA
Post Graduate Training:   California College of Podiatric Medicine
Link into further  information:  Dr. David Trenner     
Link to Patient Registration Forms

WALTON, GINA M., M.D. (Physiatrist in Comprehensive Spine Center) - temporarily not accepting workers' comp

Gina M. Walton, M.D.Patient Care Emphasis:  Treatment of non-operative spine conditions
MD Degree:  University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Orthopaedic Training:  Harvard School of Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Residency Program, Boston, MA
Fellowship:  Pain Managment at Louisiana State University, New Orleans, LA
Board Certified:  Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Physiatry)
Line to further information:   Biography     Interview

WEIKERT, DANIEL S., M.D., F.A.C.S. (Vanderbilt Eye Institute - Williamson)

Daniel S. Weikert, M.D., FACSPatient Care Emphasis:  Cataract surgery, refractive surgery (LASIK, PRK, Visian ICL), secondary intraocular lens implantation, complicated anterior segment surgery, corneal transplantation - penetrating keratoplasty, and corneal endothelial transplantation (DSAEK)
M.D. Degree:  Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Post Graduate Training:  Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Fellowship Training:  Opthalmology at Vanderbilt Medical Center
Office Locations:   100 Covey Drive, Suite 107, Franklin, TN
                                 7640 Hwy. 70S, Suite 100, Bellevue, TN
                                 3098 Campbell Station Pkwy, Spring Hill, TN
                                 2010 Church Street, Suite 608, Nashville, TN
Link to further information:  Dr. Dan Weikert

WEIKERT, DOUGLAS R., M.D. (Hand & Elbow)

Douglas R. Weikert, M.D.Patient Care Emphasis:  Hand and Upper Extremity Reconstruction, Acute Hand Trauma, Microvascular Surgery Reimplantation, Congenital Hand Deformities
M.D. Degree:  Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 1987
Post Graduate Training:  Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Indiana Hand Center
Link to further information:  Douglas R. Weikert, M.D.       
Link to Patient Registration Forms

WILLIAMS, SARALYN R., M.D. (Toxicology)

Saralyn R. Williams, M.D.Patient Care Emphasis:  Management of Acute Poisonings and Snake Bites
M.D. Degree:  Duke University, 1990
Post Graduate Training:  University of California, San Diego
Board Certification:  Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology

ZIC, JOHN A., M.D. (Dermatology)

John A. Zic, M.D.Patient Care Emphasis:  General Dermatology, Cutaneous Lymphomas
Other Clinical Interests:  Photopheresis
M.D. Degree:  Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 1991
Post Graduate Training:  University of Chicago Hospital; University of Illinois, Chicago
Link to further information:  John A. Zic, M.D. 

ZIMMERMAN, CARL W, M.D. (Gynecology)

Carl W. Zimmerman, M.D.Patient Care Emphasis:  Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery only
Board Certified:  Obstetrics and Gynecology
Post Graduate Training:  Vanderbilt University Medical Center
M.D. Degree:  University of Tennessee, Memphis, College of Medicine
Link to further information:  Dr. Carl W. Zimmerman