The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville

The Department of Surgery Alumni

Welcome to the Alumni Page of the Department of Surgery, a testament to the enduring excellence of our graduates. Rooted in a tradition of academic prowess and dedicated to providing exceptional clinical experiences, our department equips residents to emerge as leaders in private practice and academia. With a focus on fostering critical thinking, one-third of our residents pursue fellowship training, while a quarter embark on successful academic careers. Our General Surgery residency offers diverse surgical experiences and research opportunities, and we take immense pride in the accomplishments of our graduates. Committed to delivering top-tier surgical education through high-quality patient care, teaching, and research, our department aims to ensure the highest standards across all specialties. We actively cultivate a dynamic and supportive environment for faculty development, emphasizing a dedication to education among our faculty. Join us in celebrating the achievements of our alumni and staying connected with the vibrant community that is the UTGSM Department of Surgery.

Upcoming Events

Resident Research Day

Join us for the 33rd Annual Residents' Research Day on June 14, 2024 at 7:00 am in Wood Auditorium at the University of Tennessee Medical Center. Please click below to RSVP.

Resident Research day is open to medical students, residents, fellows, alumni, and faculty.  Each resident within the department has pursued meaningful research under the guidance of a faculty mentor. This may be original clinical research, a quality improvement project, or basic research. Their projects will be presented to an invited surgical expert. The Kimball I. Maull guest lecturer for 2024 will be Michael Rosen, MD from the Cleveland Clinic.


2024 Chief Dinner

Join us for the 41st Annual Chief Residents' Dinner (Invitation Only) on June 14, 2024 at 6:30 pm at the Cherokee Country Club. Look for a "save the date" in the mail. Click below to RSVP for the dinner.

Every June the Department of Surgery reserves a night to celebrate and honor our graduating chief residents. Time is taken to recognize achievements and reminisce on the five-year journey. Faculty, staff, residents, alumni and chief resident families are invited to join in on the celebration. Alumni, please reach out if you need assistance finding child care, as this is an adult only event.


Child Care Inquiry

2024 Family Fun Day

Join us for the 2024 Family Fun Day (Invitation Only) on June 15, 2024 at the Knoxville Zoo. This is a free event for alumni and family. Gates open at 9:00 am and parking in included. Lunch will be provided from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in the Lee Congleton Conference Center. Click below to RSVP for the Family Fun Day.

Address - 3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive, Knoxville, TN 37914

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