The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville

The Department of Surgery

Lauren B. Grimsley, MD, MBA

Assistant Professor
Division of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery

Clinical Focus

Mesenteric Ischemia, Complex Endovascular Aortic Repair


Medical School

Medical University of South Carolina; Charleston, SC, 2015


General Surgery Residency, 2021


University of Kentucky; Lexington, KY
Vascular Surgery Fellowship, 2023

Research Resident, University of Tennessee Medical Center; Knoxville, TN 2018

Physicians Executive Master's in Business (PEMBA) University of Tennessee; Knoxville, TN 2017


American Board of Surgery 2022-Present

Honors and Awards

Gold Humanism Honor Society Humanism & Excellence in Teaching 2016
Outstanding Resident Scholar Award 2019
Golden Apple Teaching Award 2019
Hiram Crutchfield Teaching Award 2019
Kimball I. Maull Research Award 2020
Best Grand Rounds Presentation 2021
Golden Apple Award Winner 2021

Professional Affiliations

American College of Surgeons
Southern Association for Vascular Surgery
Society for Vascular Surgery

Current Presentations

Grimsley L, Fisher R, Dieter R, Arnold J, Buckley R, McNally M, Freeman M, Mountain D, Grandas O. Liposomal nanocarriers designed for sub-endothelial matrix targeting under vascular sheer stress. Presented at Tennessee American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting; 2019 Aug 8-11; Chattanooga, TN.

Grimsley LB, Dieter RA, Arnold JD, Buckley MR, McNally MM, Freeman MB, Grandas OH, Mountain DJH. Dual-ligand modified liposomal nanoparticles multifunctionalized for spatially controlled delivery of gene therapeutics. Presented at Society of Vascular Surgery Vascular Research Initiatives Conference; 2019 May 13; Boston, MA.


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