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The Department of Anesthesiology

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Tara Keil M.D.

Medical School: Mercer University School of Medicine (Savannah, GA)
BIO/Hometown: I’m from Duluth, GA and I’ve also lived in Farragut, TN; Savannah, GA; and Dallas, TX. Completed undergraduate degree at Vanderbilt.

Why UTMCK: location, many academic opportunities with retained focus on resident autonomy and lifestyle, great co-residents to work with
Hobbies: making music, trying new restaurants, sustainable fashion

Anesthesia Interest: acute and chronic pain

Research Projects/Paper/Poster Presentations: none from UTMCK, "DNA Encapsidation and Capsid Assembly Are Underexploited Antiviral Targets for the Treatment of Herpesviruses" recently published from medical school


William Majors M.D.


Medical School: East Tennessee State College of Medicine
BIO/Hometown: Born and raised in Tennessee. From Tullahoma, TN. Attended undergraduate school here at UT Knoxville.

Why UTMCK: I am familiar with the area which was an obvious draw. After doing a rotation here I realized how deft the residents were at anesthesia and how comfortable they were delivering it to a severely co-morbid patient population in a variety of clinical settings. The anesthesiologist this program produces exemplifies what I want to become.

Hobbies: Time with my wife and my dog. Golf. American history. Stock market. Working in my yard.

Anesthesia Interest: General anesthesiology. The search for the definitive mechanism of action of volatile anesthetics.


Samuel Pettigrew M.D.


Medical School: Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
BIO/Hometown: I hail from Chicagoland, IL and attended Hope College in Holland, MI for undergraduate. For five years thereafter I had a job living at the Illinois Mathematics & Science Academy, a boarding school, mentoring and molding young minds. I have a lovely wife and two children.

Why UTMCK: When I interviewed at UTMCK I felt like I was at home, and I loved the conversations I had with each and every person I met at the hospital. The unique blend of private practice and academic anesthesia fascinated me. The more I explored the Knoxville area, the more I fell in love with it and knew my family would thrive here.

Hobbies: Hiking with my family, running, board games, cars, and cooking.

Anesthesia Interest: Pediatric Anesthesia

Research Projects/Paper/Poster Presentations: "Implementation of Routine Pediatric Lipid Screening: A Quality Improvement Stud" presented at Pediatric Academics Societies Meeting in April/May 2019.


Adam Seal M.D.


Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine
BIO/Hometown: Knoxville, TN. Attended undergraduate at UT Knoxville.

Why UTMCK: My wife and I both attended UT for undergrad and loved the city, we were thrilled to return to Knoxville for my residency training. The UTMCK anesthesia program offered the opportunities of a large academic program while maintaining the culture of a smaller program.

Hobbies: Spending time with my wife and daughter, traveling, computers


Corey Stack M.D.


Medical School: Medical College of Georgia
BIO/Hometown: Savannah, Georgia

Why UTMCK: The faculty at UTMCK is truly focused on creating clinically excellent anesthesiologists. The program has all of the opportunities of a major academic program while maintaining the small class size and one on one teaching of a small program.

Hobbies: Anything outdoors including hiking, kayaking, backpacking. Playing and teaching tennis. Traveling with my wife and two dogs.

Anesthesia Interest: regional or pediatrics


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