Category: Clinical Care


UT Health Science Center Clinical Faculty Have Strong Presence Among 2024 Health Care Heroes Finalists

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The list of the 2024 Health Care Heroes finalists released this week by the Memphis Business Journal underscores the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s extensive clinical impact in the Memphis community. Of the 26 finalists, 17 are associated in some manner with UT Health Science Center. “The UT Health Science Center has an abundance of… Read More


Nursing Associate Professor Passionate About Caring for Those in Need Here and Abroad

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Some might call family nurse practitioner Laura Reed, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE, a woman on a mission. She recently returned from a weeklong mission trip to Honduras, her sixth such trip in eight years. She made all these trips with her church in Southaven, Mississippi; the other five were to El Salvador. In Honduras, Dr.… Read More


Dental Hygiene Alumnus Proud of Profession, Grateful for Doors it Opened

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A Master of Dental Hygiene degree has been a ticket to see the world for UT Health Science Center College of Dentistry alumnus Lt. Cmdr. Demario Walls.  A clinical adjunct instructor in the College of Dentistry and 2017 graduate of the former master’s program in dental hygiene, Walls serves as a lieutenant commander in the… Read More


Dr. Harish Manyam Revolutionizes Cardiac Care With Innovative Device

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Harish Manyam, MD, is on a mission to improve the lives of people with heart problems. His recent accomplishment of implanting Tennessee’s first atrial leadless pacemaker is a step toward that, marking a significant advancement in cardiac care and promising safer and more effective treatment for patients. The leadless pacemaker, in combination with a novel… Read More


Marko Radic, PhD, Committed to Making a Difference for Patients, Awarded Lupus Insight Prize

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Ten years ago, Marko Radic, PhD, laced up his walking shoes to participate in the Virginia Davis Memorial Walk/Run for Lupus, a fundraiser to support the Lupus Foundation of America. An associate professor in the UT Health Science Center’s Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Biochemistry, Dr. Radic had spent his research career up to that… Read More


Four from UT Health Science Center Honored for Outstanding Service with UT President’s Awards

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Four exceptional employees from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center were among 15 faculty and staff members honored with the 2024 UT President’s Awards announced today by UT System President Randy Boyd during the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees meeting in Knoxville. They are David Shibata, MD, a professor, Harwell Wilson Alumni Endowed… Read More


UT Health Science Center, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare Complete Milestone ‘Jaw in a Day’ Surgery for Teen Patient

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A team of surgeons from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in partnership with Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare recently completed a revolutionary “Jaw in a Day” surgery, the first of its kind in Tennessee and the Mid-South region. Conducted at Methodist University Hospital, the surgery involved removing an advanced tumor from the face of… Read More


Diving into Medicine: Emergency Medicine Physician Remains Calm in High Pressure Environments

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What do emergency medicine and deep-sea diving have in common? Nothing, one might say. Richard Walker, MD, would beg to differ. For Dr. Walker, chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at UT Health Science Center, both involve staying calm and making life-and-death decisions under extreme conditions. At 51, Dr. Walker is board certified in… Read More