As he recalls, he hadn’t planned to stay in Memphis long. Dr. William Kutteh meant to work here two or three years after arriving from North Carolina with his wife, Dr. Carol Kutteh. But the duo saw a city that was sorely lacking in accessible reproductive endocrinology services.
“We moved here in 1996 when I was offered the job of director of reproductive endocrinology at UTHSC,” says Kutteh. “When we got here, I’d say that our field was around 10 years behind what I’d seen during my prior work in Dallas and Birmingham. There were only two other doctors in our division at the time, Dr. Steven Lincoln, and then Dr. [Raymond] Ke, who I still work with today.”