The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville



The University of Tennessee Department of Medicine

The Department of Medicine

Internal Medicine Residency Program

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The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine (UTGSM) Internal Medicine Residency program is comprised of an outstanding team of faculty, staff, and resident physicians with the charge to deliver world class patient care, advance medical knowledge through research and inquiry, and improve the quality of healthcare. The program size of 36 residents and low resident to faculty ratio provides an environment where residents can form longitudinal learning relationships with dedicated general medicine and subspecialty faculty. This program has been described as "small but intense" by residents and students alike, reflecting well the department's emphasis on rigorous training combined with personal attention from the faculty.


The University of Tennessee Medical Center, the nationally ranked tertiary care medical center where most training occurs, maintains a deep commitment to medical education. Since 1956 this facility has trained thousands of medical students and resident physicians in the ever-growing residency and fellowship programs. Patients have access to a broad array of specialty and technology driven care, built upon a base of an outstanding primary care network. The Department of Medicine has fellowship programs in cardiovascular disease, interventional cardiology, and pulmonary disease and critical care medicine, with a residency class size of 12 Categorical Medicine residents per year in addition to a Transitional Program Residency. The department is continuing to grow, with plans for addition of a Hematology Oncology fellowship soon. The direct patient care provided by our department and the physicians who trained here and practice in the region are critical to the life of the East Tennessee community. The majority of UTGSM graduates choose to make the Knoxville area and East Tennessee their home.


For more information regarding applying to the Internal Medicine Residency Program, please visit Residency Applicant Criteria.

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Mark Rasnake, MD
Program Director


Kathryn Coombes, MD
Resident

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News

6th Annual Resident and Fellows Research Contest Winners 2020

Dr. James Livesay won first place with "Infective Endocarditis (IE) due to Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Transesophageal Echo (TEE) or No TEE? That is the Question"

Drs. Kristin O'Connor & Sam Purkey won second place with "Diagnostic Utility of Technetium-Labeled Red Cell Scans in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Lower GI Bleeds at a Tertiary Academic Center"

Dr. David Norton won third place with "Code stroke in the stroke belt; a cross-sectional analysis"

Posted 9/28/2020


Welcome New Residents

2020 The Department of Medicine welcomes the following new residents:

Internal Medicine

Taylor Chaney, DO: Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, Harrogate, TN
James Drew, MD: University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, Memphis, TN
Benjamin Fogelson, DO: Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, Harrogate, TN
Gregory Desrosiers, MD: University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Saffet Guleryuz, MD: St. George’s University School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies
Andrew Nolin, DO: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine Auburn, Auburn, AL
Marc Oropilla, DO: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine Auburn, Auburn, AL
Charles Morris, MD: Medical Universities of the Americas, Caribbean (Charlestown, Nevis, or West Indies)
Chirag Patel, DO: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine Auburn, Auburn, AL
Krupaben Patel, DO: Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine Auburn, Auburn, AL
Joshua Pickett, DO: Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, Harrogate, TN
Michael Rohrer, DO: Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
Ghassan Wadi, MBBS: University of Jordan School of Medicine, Amman, Jordan

Transitional Year

Carol Elsakr, MD: George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington D.C.
Kaleb Darrow, MD: University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, Memphis, TN
Obaid Anwar, MD: University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine, Memphis, TN
Jack Barrow, MD: Mercer University School of Medicine, Macon, GA
Paul Miller, MD: Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA
Casey Shumberger, MD: University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Columbia SC


2019 Medical Specialties Match Results

We are pleased to announce the following residents matched in the 2019 Medical Specialties Match Program:

Jason Frisbee, DO, Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth, University in Richmond, VA

James Livesay, DO, Cardiovascular Disease, Fellowship at UT Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville, TN

 



UT Internal Medicine Patient Care Center

Our office is staffed with 8 Board-Certified Internists and 30 resident physicians dedicated to serving the primary care needs of the East TN community. Each patient will be seen by a resident physician under the supervision and guidance of an attending physician. Our staff proudly endorses being a part of a large teaching academic center and our mission of healing, education, and discovery can be seen with each office visit. As part of that mission, patients are encouraged to actively participate in their health care decisions. For more information, please read the brochure.

Message from the Clinical Director

Juli Williams, MDOur goal in the center is to provide comprehensive medical care through a team approach. Your resident physician will manage your care under the guidance and supervision of an experienced attending physician. We consider our patients an important part of the healthcare team and invite them to participate in their healthcare decision making. - Juli Williams MD

Please call 865-305-9410 for patient referrals.

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