Perioperative Services

Associate Hospital Director, Perioperative Clinical Operations

Dave Wyatt

Administrative Directors

Tracy Diffenderfer

Brian Dakin


Diane Johnson, Director

Diane L. Johnson RN, MSN is the Director of Access/Throughput for Perioperative Services.  Her areas of responsibility include the Adult Holding and Recovery Rooms, and the Preoperative Clinics. 

Diane began her nursing career in 1978. She worked in a small community hospital in Racine, Wisconsin for 8 years before coming to Vanderbilt.  In 1986 she relocated to Nashville to work at Vanderbilt.  She spent the first 20 years in Critical Care as a staff nurse, Assistant Manager, and Manager.  She completed her graduate degree in Health Systems Management, from Vanderbilt University in 2007.  In 2008 she transferred into her current position in Perioperative Services.


Perioperative Departments & Managers

Organizational Structure

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