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Vanderbilt Corporate Health Services - Workers' Compensation Division

Physician Biographies

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.

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ARTHUR, SCOTT, M.D. (Bone & Joint - Sports Medicine)

Scott Arthur, M.D.Patient Care Emphasis:  Sports Medicine, shoulders, elbows and knees
M.D. Degree:  University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN
Post Graduate Training:  University of Tennessee/Campbell Clinic, Memphis, TN
Fellowship:  Sports Medicine at the American Sports Medicine Institute, Birmingham, AL
Link to Further Information:  Dr. Scott Arthur

BENITEZ, JOHN G., M.D., M.P.H. (Toxicology)

John Benitez, M.D.Patient Care Emphasis:   Medical Toxicology evaluations;  occupational and environmental toxicity or envenomation
M.D. Degree:  Southern Illinois University, Springfield, IL
M.P.H. Degree:  University of Pittsburgh
Post Graduate Training:  Southwestern Michigan Area Health Education Center, Kalamazoo, MI
Fellowship:  St. Luke's Hospital, Milwaukee in Hyperbaric Medicine; Vanderbilt University in Clinical Toxicology; EMF/Southwestern Medical Center in Medical Education
Board Certified:  Medical Toxicology; Occupational & Environmental Medicine;  Emergency Medicine

BOWLES, F. KIRK, M.D. (Vanderbilt Eye Institute - Lebanon)

Dr. F. Kirk BowlesPatient Care Emphasis:  Comprehensive Eye Care:
Board Certification:  American Board of Ophthalmology
Post Graduate Training:  University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
MD Degree:  Vanderbilt University Medical Center
 

BYERS, JEFFREY D., M.D. (Dermatology)

Jeffrey D. Byers, M.D.Patient Care Emphasis: General Dermatology, Patch Testing 
M.D. Degree: Duke University School of Medicine, 1992
Post Graduate Training: Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Duke University Medical Center 

 

BYRAM, IAN, M.D. (Vanderbilt Bone & Joint)

Ian Byram, M.D.Patient Care Emphasis:  Sports Medicine
M.D. Degree: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Post Graduate Training: Vanderbilt University
Link to further information:  Dr. Ian Byram

CALENDINE, CORY L. , M.D. (Bone & Joint - Joint Replacement)

Cory L. Calendine, M.D.Patient Care Emphasis:  Adult Reconstruction, the surgical treatment of hip and knee arthritis
M.D. Degree:  University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN
Post Graduate Training:  Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Fellowship:  in adult reconstruction at Anderson Orthopaedic Clinic, Alexandria, VA
Link to Further Information:  Dr. Cory Calendine

COBB, MARK A., M.D. (Neurosurgery)

Mark A. Cobb, M.D.Patient Care Emphasis:  Neurosurgery
MD Degree:  Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Post Graduate Training:  University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR
Fellowship:  Epilepsy Surgery at Yale University, New Haven, CT
Board Certification:  Neurologocal Surgery

Located at 1222 Trotwood Avenue, Columbia, TN
CALL 931-490-7193 FOR APPOINTMENTS

COREY, JOHN, M.D. (Anesthesiology - Pain Medicine)

John Corey, M.D.Patient Care Emphasis:   Pain Management and Interventional Pain Management
MD Degree: University of Missouri, Columbia School of Medicine
Post Graduate Training: Naval Medical Center in San Diego, CA
Fellowship:  Chronic Pain at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Hanover, NH
Additional Information:   Dr. John Corey
 

COX, CHARLIE, MD, (Sports Medicine)

Charlie Cox, M.D.Patient Care Emphasis:  Shoulders, Knees
M.D. Degree:  University of Tennessee College of Medicine
Post Graduate Training:  Tulane University
Fellowship:  Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at Vanderbilt Uhiversith Medical Center
Link to further information:  Dr. Charlie Cox       Interview  
Clinic Location:  151 Adams Lane, #11, Mt. Juliet, TN

DAVIS, FRED D., O.D. (Vanderbilt Eye Institute - Lebanon)

Fred D.Davis, O.D.Patient Care Emphasis:  Primary Eye Care:
Licensed:  Tennessee State Board of Optometry
OD Degree: Southern College of Optometry, Memphis, TN

DEETER, HUDSON, DPM (Foot and Ankle)

Hudson Deeter, DPMPatient Care Emphasis:  Forefront Foot Injuries, i.e. metatarsal sprains, strains, etc.
DPM Degree:  Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine
Post Graduate Training:  Parkway Regional Hospital, North Miami Beach, FL
Link into further information:  Dr. Hudson Deeter        
Link to Patient Registration Forms

DERR, RONALD, D.O.. (Bone & Joint - Foot and Ankle)

Ronald Derr, D.O.Patient Care Emphasis:  Foot and ankle injuries
M.D. Degree:  Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athen, OH
Post Graduate Training:  Doctors Hospital, Massillon, OH
Fellowship:  Sports Medicine at American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, AL; Foot & Ankle surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, OH
Board Certified:  Orthopaedic Surgery
Link to Further Information:  Dr. Ronald Derr

DEVIN, CLINT J., M.D. (Spine Center)

Clint J. Devin, M.D.Patient Care Emphasis:  Cervical and lumbar spine disorders
M.D. Degree: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Post Graduate Training: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Link to further information:   Clint J. Devin, M.D.      Link to Patient Forms

DITTRICH, KURT F., M.D. (Anesthesiology - Pain Medicine)

Kurt F. Dittrich, M.D.Patient Care Emphasis:   Interventional Pain Management
MD Degree: University of Vermont College of Medicine
Post Graduate Training: University of Hawaii in Honolulu; Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Fellowship: Interventional Pain at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School
Additional Information:   Dr. Kurt Dittrich
 

EVANS, JASON, M.D. (Orthopaedic Trauma)

Jason Evans, M.D.Patient Care Emphasis: Complex pelvic and acetabular fractures, pilon, talus, and calcaneus fractures
M.D. Degree:  University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Post Graduate Training:  Hamot Medical Center, Erie, PA
Fellowship: Harborview Medical Center/University of Washington, Seattle, WA in orthopaedic traumatology
Link to further information:  Dr. Jason Evans
Link to Patient Registration Forms

EVANS, RANDOLPH R., M.D. (Vanderbilt Eye Institute - Lebanon)

Randolph R. Evans, M.D.Patient Care Emphasis:  Comprehensive Eye Care:
Board Certification:  American Board of Ophthalmology
Post Graduate Training:  Riverside Mehtodist Hospitals, Columbus, OH; Ohio State University Hospitals, Columbus, OH
MD Degree:  Ohio State University College of Medicine

FELCH, JAMES W., MD ( Vanderbilt Eye Institute - Williamson)

James W. Felch, M.D.Patient Care Emphasis:  General opthalmology, cataract and refracture surgery and glaucoma therapy and surgery
M.D. Degree:  Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Post Graduate Training:  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:  Vanderbilt Eye Institute - Franklin

FINE, JO-DAVID, M.D., M.P.H. (Dermatology)

Jo-David Fine, M.D., MPHPatient Care Emphasis:  Specialized Skin Patch Testing for Allergic Reagents
M.D./M.P.H. Degree:  University of Kentucky College of Medicine; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Post Graduate Training:  Duke University Medical Center; Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Fellowship:  Immunodermatology, National Cancer Institute
Link to further information:  Jo-David Fine, M.D., M.P.H.

FITCH, R. WARNE, M.D. (Sports Medicine)

R. Warne Fitch, M.D.Patient Care Emphasis: Shoulder and Knees, Non-surgical
M.D. Degree: Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
Post Graduate Training: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Fellowship: Sports Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Link to further information: R. Warne Fitch, M.D. 
Link to Patient Registration Forms

GALLAGHER, BETHANY, M.D. (Foot and Ankle)

Bethany Gallagher, M.D.Patient Care Emphasis: Acute trauma and post-traumatic foot and ankle reconstruction including total ankle arthroplasty
M.D. Degree:  University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio
Post Graduate Training: Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Fellowship: Florida Orthopaedic Institute in ankle reconstruction
Link to further information: Dr. Bethany Gallagher
Link to Patient Registration Forms

GARRARD, III, C. LOUIS, M.D. (Vascular Surgery)

C. Louis Garrard, III, M.D.Patient Care Emphasis:  Peripheral vascular disease with an emphasis on occlusive and aneurismal arterial disease, and lower extremity venous disorders
MD Degree:  Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Post Graduate Training:  Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Fellowship:  in Vascular Surgery at the Alton Ochsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans, LA
Link into further information:  Dr. Garrard 

HAGAN, KEVIN F., M.D. (Plastics)

Kevin F. Hagan, M.D.Patient Care Emphasis:  Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, Facial Trauma, Hands
M.D. Degree:  Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Post Graduate Training:  Medical College of Virginia, Richmond,VA; University of California, San Francisco
Fellowship:  Microsurgery with Dr. Harry Buncke, San Francisco, CA
Link to further information:  Kevin F. Hagan, M.D.

HANSEN, DAVID, M.D., F.A.C.C. (Cardiology)

David Hansen, M.D.Patient Care Emphasis:  General Cardiology
M.D. Degree:  Cornell University
Post Graduate Training:  University of Chicago Hospitals, Stanford University Medical Center
Fellowship:  University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics
Link for further information:  Dr. David Hansen

HAYNES, DAVID S., M.D. (Otolaryngology)

David S. Haynes, M.D.Patient Care Emphasis:  Otology/Neurotology
M.D. Degree:  University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis, TN
Post Graduate Training:  Vanderbilt University Medical Center with Residency in General Surgery and Otolaryngology
Fellowship Training:  Ototogy/Neurotology at Ototology Group/EAR Foundation
Link to further information:  Dr. David S. Haynes

HUNTOON, MARC, M.D. (Anesthesiology - Pain Medicine)

Marc Huntoon, M.D.Chief, Division of Pain Medicine
Patient Care Emphasis:
   Pain Management, RSD
MD Degree: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Post Graduate Training: Portsmouth Naval Medical Center and Wake Forest University
Fellowship: Pain Management in the U.S. Navy
Previous Appointments:  Chair of Pain Medicine Div. and Chair of Anesthesiology
at Medical College of Ohio; Chief of Div. of Pain Management at the Mayo Clinic
Additional Information:  Dr. Marc Huntoon

JACKSON, TRACY, M.D. (Anesthesiology - Pain Medicine)

Tracy Jackson, M.D.Patient Care Emphasis:  Interventional Pain Management, post-surgical neuropathic pain, CRPS, cancer pain, interventional neuuromodulation
MD Degree:  University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
Post Graduate Training:  University of North Carolina
Fellowship:  Pain Management at Stanford University
Link to further information:  Dr. Tracy Jackson 
Link to services provided by Interventional Pain Center

JAHANGIR, A. ALEX, M.D. (Orthopaedic Trauma)

A. Alex Jahangir, M.D.Patient Care Emphasis:  treatment of the polytraumatized  patient; the care of a wide variety of fractures
M.D. Degree:  University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN
Post Graduate Training:  Campbell Clinic, Memphis, TN; Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
Link for further information:     Dr. A.Alex Janhangir
Link to Patient Registration Forms

JACOBSON, GARY P., Ph.D. (Bill Wilkerson Center)

Gary P. Jacobson, M.D.
Clinical Interests:
  Quantitative assessment of dizziness and unsteadiness (including risk of falls), tinnitus and hearing loss

Ph.D. Degree:  Kent State University
 

KALNAS, JONAS, MD, MIH, MSc (Center for Occupational & Environmental Medicine)

Jonas Kalnas, M.D., MIH, MScPatient Care Emphasis:  Medical & Scientific Expert Services, not primary care or treatment
Interests: Occupational & Environmental Respiratory Diseases, Dermatoses & Neurotoxicology, Cancer Causation, Medical Monitoring, Epidemiology, Preventive Medicine & Toxicology, Industrial Hygiene, Air Pollution
Services: Causation Analysis, Hazard Assessment, Hazard Communication, Medical Monitoring program development and oversight, Impairment Assessment, Expert Witness
Chemical Engineering Degree: McMaster University (Canada) 1971
M.D. Degree: University of Western Ontario (Canada) 1976
M.I.H. Degree:  Master of Industrial Health, Harvard University School of Public Health, 1978
M.Sc. Degree:  Master of Science in Environmental Health Sciences, Harvard University School of Public Health, 1979
Post Graduate Training: Rotating Internship - St. Joseph's Hospital, University of Western Ontario; Occupational Medicine, Environmental Health, Industrial Hygiene, Air Pollution Control - Harvard University School of Public Health; Research Fellowship, Thoracic Diseases/Pulmonary Physiology - Mayo Graduate School of Medicine
Board Certification:  American Board of Preventive Medicine in Occupational Medicine
Other Certification:  Canadian Board of Occupational Medicine; Fellow, American College of Preventive Medicine; Fellow, American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine; Certified Independent Medical Examiner (ABIME); Certified in Evaluation of Disability and Impairment Rating (AADEP); Medical Review Officer (MROCC)
Medical Licenses:  Michigan, California, Texas, Colorado, Tennessee, and Ontario, Canada
Link for further information:    VCOEM

For description of services, see: Vanderbilt Center for Occupational and Environmental Medicine in the Navigation side bar

KELLY, KEVIN J., M.D., DDS. (Plastic Surgery)

Kevin J. Kelly, M.D. DDSPatient Care Emphasis:  Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, Hands
M.D. Degree:  State University of New York
D.D.S. Degree:  Columbia University, New York
Post Graduate Training:  Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, NY; Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY
Fellowship:  Johns Hopkins Medical System, Baltimore in Cranial & Microsurgery
Link tp further information:  Kevin J. Kelly, M.D., D.D.S.

KROLL, MARK A., MD, JD (Vanderbilt Eye Institute - Williamson)

Mark A. Kroll, M.D., JDPatient 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:  Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA
J.D. Degree:  Vanderbilt University
Post Graduate Training:  Loma Linda University, Arowhead Regional Medical Center, Colton, CA
Fellowship Training:  Refractive/Corneal/Anterior Segment Surgery at Loma Linda University
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 informationDr. Mark Kroll

KUHN, JOHN E. (Jed), M.D. (Shoulders)

John E. Kuhn, M.D.Chief of Shoulder Surgery, Vanderbilt Shoulder Center
Patient Care Emphasis: Arthroscopic shoulder surgery, the evaluation and treatment of the athete's shoulder, methods of keeping the older athlete active
M.D. Degree:  University of Michigan
Post Graduate Training:  University of Michigan
Links for further information:  John E. Kuhn, M.D.      Interview       
Link to Patient Registration Form

LABADIE, ROBERT F., M.D., Ph.D., (Otolaryngology)

Robert F. Labadie, M.D., PhDPatient Care Emphasis:  Surgical Treatment of Chronic Ear Infections,
Image Guided Ear Surgery
M.D. Degree:  University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Ph.D. Degree:  University of Pittsburgh School of Engineering
Post Graduate Training:  University of North Carolina Hospitals, Internship in General Surgery and Residency in Otolaryngology
Link for further information:  Dr. Robert F. Labadie

LaNEVE, RALPH J., M.D. (General Surgery)

Ralph J. LaNeve, M.D.Patient Care Emphasis:  General Surgery
M.D. Degree:  Thomas Jefferson University
Post Graduate Training:  Letterman Army Medical Center
Link for further information:  Dr. Ralph J. LaNeve

LEE, DONALD HAN, M.D. (Hands, Elbows, Shoulders)

Donald Han Lee, M.D.Patient Care Emphasis: Conditions about the upper extremity including the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder. (Dr. Lee has been named in America's Top Surgeons, as well as National Register's, Marquis, and Strathmore's Who's Who)
M.D. Degree: Georgetown University and West Virginia University School of Medicine
Post Graduate Training: George Washington University School of Medicine, Senior Annie C. Kane Hand Fellow at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
Links for further information:   Donald H. Lee, M.D. 
Link to Patient Registration Forms    Interview

LONERGAN,DANIEL, M.D. (Anesthesiology - Pain Medicine)

Daniel Lonergan, M.D.Patient Care Emphasis:  Interventional Pain Management
MD Degree:  St. Louis University School of Medicine
Post Graduate Training:  Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Fellowship:  Interventional Pain at Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Clinic Location:  Mallory Lane, Franklin, TN 
Additional information: Dr. Daniel Lonergan

LOONEY, COLIN G. , M.D. (Bone & Joint - General Orthopaedic)

Colin G. Looney, M.D.Patient Care Emphasis:  Sports Medicine, hip arthroscopy and the Ilizarov method
M.D. Degree:  Duke University School of Medicine
Post Graduate Training:  Duke University, Durham, NC; Russion Ilizarov Scientific Center for Restorative Traumatology and Orthopaedics, Kurgan, Siberia
Fellowship:  Sports Medicine at Steadman Hawkins Clinic, Vail, CO; Research at Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Link to Further Information:  Dr. Colin G. Looney

McKENNA, SAMUEL J., D.D.S., M.D., F.A.C.S. (Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery)

Samuel J. McKenna, DDS, M.D., FACSPatient Care Emphasis:  Functional Jaw Reconstruction, Facial Trauma and Post-Traumatic Reconstructive Surgery, Corrective Jaw Surgery, Surgical Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders, Benign Tumors and Cysts of the Jaws, Secondary Repair of Cleft Lip and Palate
Other Clinical Interests:  Member, Maxillofacial Trauma Team
M.D. Degree:  Vanderbilt University, 1983
D.D.S. Degree:  University of California at Los Angeles, 1980
Post Graduate Training:  Vanderbilt University Medical center
Link to further information:  Samuel McKenna, DDS 

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

 

PATIL, MEENAL, M.D. ((Pain Medicine)

Maneel Patil, M.D.Patient Care Emphasis:  Short Term Interventional Pain - Epidural Injections, blocks, etc.
M.D. Degree:  Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Post Graduate Training:  Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Fellowship:  Vanderbilt University Medical Center - Fellow in Interventional Pain Management
Additional Information:  Dr. Meenal Patil
List of Interventional Pain Center Services

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

PRESS, GARY, D.D.S. (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)

Gary Press, DDS

Patient Care Emphasis:  Facial Trauma, Oral Surgery, Dental Implants
D.D.S. Degree:  Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonswealth University
Post Graduate Training:  Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC; Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Link to further information:  Dr. Gary Press

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

STUTZ, CHRISTOPHER, M.D. (Hand Center)

Christopher Stutz, M.D.Patient Care Emphasis:  Hands, Elbows
Fellowship:  Texas Scottish Rite Hspital for Children, Washington Unviersity Medical    Center
Post Graduate Training:   Vanderbilt University Medical Center
MD Degree:   University of Texas at Houston
Link to further information:  Dr. Christopher Stark

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

USKAVITCH, DAVID R., M.D. (Neurology) - temporarily not accepting working workers' compensation patients

David R. Uskavitch, M.D.Patient Care Emphasis:  General Neurology, EMG's
M.D. Degree:  University of Virginia School of Medicine
Post Graduate Training:  Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
Link to further info:  Dr. Uskavitch

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

WENDEL, J. JASON, M.D. (Plastic Surgery)

J. Jason Wendel, M.D.Patient Care Emphasis:  Cosmetic, Breast, Pediatric, Hand & Burn Reconstruction
M.D. Degree:  Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, 1996
Post Graduate Training:  University of Southern Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL; University of Michigan Health Systems, Ann Arbor, MI
Link to further information:  J. Jason Wendel, M.D

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) - temporarily not taking workers' comp

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