The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville

The Department of Medicine

Timothy J. Panella, MD

Associate Professor
Division of Hematology and Oncology

Research Focus

Initiatives include evaluation of mechanisms designed to lessen drug resistance in patients on cancer chemotherapy. In the field of breast cancer, projects are underway to evaluate the impact of treatment on sexuality and the physical changes that occur among women who participate in an exercise program following chemotherapy.

Clinical Focus

Breast Cancer Risk Reduction, Breast Cancer Treatment, Head and Neck Cancer


Medical School
University of Tennessee, Memphis, 1983

Internal Medicine, University of Massachusetts in Worchester Memorial Hospital, Massachusetts, 1986

Hematology/Oncology, Duke University Medical Center, North Carolina, 1989


Internal Medicine
Medical Oncology

Professional Affiliations

American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine - Oncology

Current Publications

Pannell TA, Panella TJ, Zaretzki RL.
The prognostic impact of determining treatment plans based on discordant metastatic tumor receptors on relapse. American Journal of Hematology / Oncology. 2016;12(9):14-20.

Current Presentations

Worth H, Panella T, Rasnake M, Bell C, Roberson P, King L. A longitudinal study assessing sexual dysfunction in postmenopuasal women with breast cancer undergoing adjuvan therapy Presented at San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium; 2020 Dec 8-12; San Antonio, TX.


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