Faculty and staff from UTHSC and partner teaching hospitals are named among more than 20 organizations and professionals in health care from across the city as finalists for the Memphis Business Journal’s 2023 Health Care Heroes awards.
The annual awards honors organizations, companies, and individuals for their contributions in health care in Memphis and the Mid-South. Awards are presented in the categories of Administrative Excellence, Community Outreach, Health Care Innovations, Health Care Provider-Physician, Health Care Provider Non-Physician. A Lifetime Achievement award will also be given to recognize one individual for their years of service in their specific field.
The finalists affiliated with UTHSC include:
Administrative Excellence Category:
Teresa Hartnett, EdD, MPA, senior associate dean of Finance and Administration in the UTHSC College of Medicine
Health Care Innovations Category:
Kenneth Ataga, MD, Plough Foundation Endowed Chair in Sickle Cell Disease, director of the UTHSC Center for Sickle Cell Disease, and professor of Medicine in the UTHSC College of Medicine
John Bissler, MD, medical director of Nephrology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, director of the Tuberous Sclerosis Center of Excellence at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, chief and professor of the UTHSC Division of Pediatric Nephrology
Terri Finkel, MD, PhD, vice department chair of Clinical Affairs at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, associate chair and professor of the UTHSC Department of Pediatrics
Health Care-Non-Physician Category:
Crystal Martin Walker, PhD, DNP, FNP-C, assistant professor in the UTHSC College of Nursing, advanced practice nurse at Regional One Health
Health Care-Physician Category:
Jim Bailey, MD, Robert S. Pearce Endowed Chair in Internal Medicine, director for the UTHSC Center for Health Systems Improvement, professor of Preventive Medicine
Evan Glazer, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Surgery, surgical oncologist at Regional One Health
James Harkess, MD, orthopaedic surgeon at Campbell Clinic and Baptist Memorial Health Care, associate professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering at UTHSC
Timothy Fabian, MD, retired director of the Elvis Presley Trauma Center at Regional One Health, professor emeritus and retired chair of the UTHSC Department of Surgery
Each year the finalists are nominated and chosen, and this year faculty and staff from UTHSC are included among finalists from organizations, private practices, nonprofits, insurance programs and entrepreneurial firms from across the city. The finalists will be featured in the August 11 weekly edition of the Memphis Business Journal and commemorated in-person at the awards ceremony that will be held on August 17 at The Kent in Memphis.
To view the full list of finalists for the Memphis Business Journal’s 2023 Health Care Heroes visit the Memphis Business Journal website.