The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville

The Department of Anesthesiology

Jerry L. Epps, MD

Clinical Associate Professor
Chair Emeritus

Clinical Focus

Pediatric/Cardiology Anesthesiology


Medical School
University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 1981-1983

Children's Hospital National Medical Center, Washington, DC, Pediatric Anesthesiology, 1983
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC, Cardiovascular Anesthesiology, 1984


Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology, 1984
American Board of Anesthesia Oral Examiner

Honors and Awards

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Graduated first in medical school class of 117
Recipient - Albert B. Chandler Award, Kentucky Medical Insurance Award, Lange Medical Award, Dripps Award of Outstanding Fellow in Pediatric Anesthesia
"Excellence in Teaching" - Presented by the Anesthesiology Residents, 2009

Professional Affiliations

Senior Board Examiner. American Board of Anesthesiology; 1993-Present.
Member Board of Appeals Panel for Anesthesiology, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education; 2006- 2012
Anesthesiology Review Panel. American Board of Anesthesiology; 2009-2010.
Abstract Reviewer. 2009 International Anesthesia Research Society 83rd Clinical and Scientific Congress; San Diego, CA.
Board Member, University Health Systems Incorporated; 2009
Co-Chair, Performance Improvement Committee, University Health Systems Incorporated, 2009
Chairman Contract and Finance Committee University Physicians Association, 2008 - Present
Medical Director Operating Rooms University of Tennessee Medical Center, 1998 – Present

Book Chapter Published

Epps JE, Craft RM. Faust's anesthesiology review, 4th ed. St. Louis: W.B.Saunders Company; c2014. Chapter 101, Type, screen and crossmatch of red blood cells; p. 230-231.

Current Publications

Kheterpal S, Healy D, Aziz MF, Shanks AM, Freundlich RE, Linton F, Martin LD, Linton J, Epps JL, Fernandez-Bustamante A, Jameson LC, Tremper T, Tremper KK.
Incidence, predictors, and outcome of difficult mask ventilation combined with difficult laryngoscopy: A report from the multicenter perioperative outcomes group. Anesthesiology. 2013 Dec;119(6):1360-9.

Current Presentations

Epps JL. PQRS and anesthesia quality measures in Tennessee. Presented at Tennessee Society of Anesthesiologist Meeting; 2015 Feb 7; Nashville, TN.

Huffstutter P, Hines L, Heidel RE, Klar M, Roark J, Rowan C, Rose Z, Epps J. The implementation of surgical crisis checklists in perioperative team simulation. Presented at The American College of Surgeons' 7th Annual Meeting; 2014 Mar 21-22; Chicago, IL.


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