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Guy Reed, MD, of UTHSC Appointed Interim Executive Vice President of Medical Affairs for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

UTHSC’s Dr. Guy Reed, right, has been appointed Interim Executive Vice President of Medical Affairs for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. (Photo by Thurman Hobson/UTHSC).

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and Methodist Le Bonheur HealthCare (MLH) announce the appointment of Guy Reed, MD, to the position of Interim Executive Vice President of Medical Affairs for MLH.

Dr. Reed, Lemuel Diggs Professor of Medicine and chair of the Department of Medicine, is a nationally recognized cardiologist and a distinguished physician-scientist board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. Chair of the UTHSC Department of Medicine since 2008, Dr. Reed will continue in that role and also as a member of the UT Methodist Physician (UTMP) practice group.

The 2013 affiliation agreement between UTHSC and MLH calls for a UTHSC representative on the MLH senior leadership group. This allows both organizations to work closely together to benefit patients and medical education across the region.

David Stern, MD, Robert Kaplan Executive Dean of UTHSC’s College of Medicine since 2011, previously held this position. He will be expanding his activities as executive dean in Memphis and throughout Tennessee with all the health systems that provide educational opportunities for the university’s trainees. To allow Dr. Stern time to concentrate on his new statewide responsibilities, the university has assigned Dr. Reed as the interim UTHSC representative on the MLH leadership team.

While Dr. Stern served as executive vice president at MLH, he was instrumental in recruiting a number of high-profile physician leaders to UTHSC and Methodist.

As Tennessee’s only public, statewide, academic health system, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region, by pursuing an integrated program of education, research, clinical care, and public service. Offering a broad range of postgraduate and selected baccalaureate training opportunities, the main UTHSC campus is located in Memphis and includes six colleges: Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. UTHSC also educates and trains cohorts of medicine, pharmacy and/or health professions students — in addition to medical residents and fellows — at its major sites in Knoxville, Chattanooga and Nashville. Founded in 1911, during its more than 100 years, UT Health Science Center has educated and trained more than 57,000 health care professionals in academic settings and health care facilities across the state. For more information, visit www.uthsc.edu. Follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/uthsc, on Twitter: twitter.com/uthsc and on Instagram: instagram.com/uthsc.

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare (MLH) is an integrated health care delivery system based in Memphis, Tenn. Founded in 1918 by The United Methodist Church to help meet the growing needs for quality health care in the Mid-South, Methodist has grown from one hospital into a six-hospital system that also includes Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, a home health agency, ambulatory surgery centers, outpatient facilities, hospice residence and physician practices serving Memphis and Mid-South area. For six consecutive years, Methodist has been named the best hospital in Memphis by U.S. News and World Report. Great Place to Work® and Fortune ranked Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare #21 on its 2016 Best Workplaces for Diversity, and ranked  Methodist #1 on the 2016 list of Best Workplaces for African Americans. With 13,000 associates, the Memphis hospitals are licensed as one and with 1,686 licensed beds and over 60,000 inpatient admissions. For more information visit www.methodisthealth.org.