Gregory Blake, MD, Chair, Family Medicine, received the Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians' Family Physician of the Year Award. It is bestowed upon an individual who exemplifies the ideal family physician and who has made an outstanding contribution to Family Medicine and to the advancement of health and medical education.
Dr. Blake has been a leader in promoting the education and values of Family Medicine to more than 200 residents, many of whom remain practicing within Tennessee. He promotes the primary care agenda within the academic medical center espousing Family Medicine as the foundation of community medical care, and he inspires his faculty to do the same.
He serves as a member of the Tennessee AFP Board of Directors and as President of his local TNAFP chapter, Tennessee Valley Chapter. He is a retired Colonel in the Tennessee Air National Guard, having served his country in various conflicts including Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003.
Posted April 25, 2016
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