Perioperative Services

Associate Hospital Director, Perioperative Clinical Operations

Dave Wyatt

Administrative Directors

Tracy Diffenderfer

Brian Dakin


Brian Dakin

Brian Dakin, BS, MMHC is the Administrative Director of Perioperative Support Services at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. He is responsible for operations in the following departments: Central Sterile Processing, Surgical Supply Chain, Perioperative Informatics, and Surgical Scheduling. In addition, Brian has oversight for Vanderbilt’s Off-Site Case Cart Operations Center a 52,000 sq. ft. facility responsible for assembly and delivering case carts and supplies to the Vanderbilt campus.

Brian has been in health care for over fifteen years and came to Vanderbilt in 2010 from the Charlotte, NC area where he worked as a Director at Carolinas Medical Center, with a focus in perioperative support services.  He completed his graduate degree in Health Care Management from Vanderbilt University in 2012.

Perioperative Departments & Managers

Organizational Structure

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