John Schorge, MD, will join the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center as the chair of obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) on April 1.
Coming from Tufts Medical Center in Boston, he brings nearly three decades of experience. As OB/GYN chair and as a gynecologic oncologist, Dr. Schorge will be working with Regional One Health (ROH) to help with the development of its cancer program.
“We are incredibly excited to welcome Dr. Schorge – an international leader in OB/GYN – to the UTHSC College of Medicine and to Regional One Health. He literally wrote one of the premier textbooks on gynecology, is an editor of the premier journal in OB/GYN, and will bring much-needed expertise. In addition to his outstanding clinical acumen, he is a proven leader and a wonderful collaborator, who will grow our program while building bridges with our community,” said Scott Strome, MD, Robert Kaplan Executive Dean of the UTHSC College of Medicine and vice chancellor for Health Affairs.
“Part of my mission and interest in coming is helping build out a program for women with cancer in the Mid-South who don’t currently have access to gynecologic oncology services at Regional One Health. The people I met with during my recruitment have a real passion for turning that around, for providing comprehensive care for our patients right here, instead of sending them elsewhere,” said Dr. Schorge.
Dr. Schorge will also oversee the obstetrics side of the department, a unit caring for some of the most-complex pregnancy cases in the region.
“We serve as a center for excellence for these high-risk patients, and with the skill level of our maternal fetal medicine doctors, faculty, residents, and fellows, it’s absolutely one of the most accomplished units in the country,” he said. Dr. Schorge’s arrival at UTHSC will add expertise to the existing faculty, ensuring there is a top-notch team to care for pregnant patients with exceptionally challenging medical conditions.
Dr. Schorge received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan in 1989 and his MD from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 1993. He completed his internship, residency, and fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston. He served as assistant professor at UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, associate professor at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, and professor at Tufts University School of Medicine.
His most recent leadership positions include division chief of Gynecologic Oncology in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Tufts Medical Center and associate director for Cancer Operations at Tufts Cancer Center.
Dr. Schorge is the recipient of many awards and honors, including Best Doctors in Dallas, D Magazine (2006-2008); Top Doctors, Boston Magazine (2010-2021); and Top Doctors, U.S. News and World Report (2011-2019). Having received more than $1.7 million in research funding, he has published nearly 130 peer-reviewed papers, 30 book chapters, numerous editorials, case reports, abstracts, and authored/edited nine books.