The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville

The Department of Anesthesiology

Craig M. Combs, MD

Associate Professor
Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthesiology

Clinical Focus

Cardiac Anesthesiology


Internship, Internal Medicine, L.S.U. Health Sciences Center-Earl K. Long Hospital, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 2005
Anesthesiology, University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, TN, 2008

Cardiothoracic, Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston Salem, NC, 2011


Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology, 2009
Diplomate, Advanced Perioperative Transesophageal Echocardiography, National Board of Echocardiography, 2011

Honors and Awards

"Excellence in Teaching Award" - Presented by Anesthesiology Residents, 2013

Book Chapter Published

Combs CM, Craft RM. Faust's anesthesiology review, 4th ed. St. Louis: W.B.Saunders Company; c2014. Chapter 147, Evaluation of the coagulation system; p. 345-348.

Current Presentations

Nelson C, Combs C, Keller J, Langdon R. Type I Aortic dissection complicated by L MCA hemorrhagic stroke and compartment syndrome. Presented at American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting; 2015 Oct 24-28; San Diego, CA.


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