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Interim Chief of Vascular Surgery No Stranger to Travel; Happy to Call Memphis Her New Home

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Dr. Erica Mitchell

Vascular surgeon Erica Mitchell, MD, MEd SE, FACS, DFSVS, can trace her interest in medicine back to her childhood, when she was growing up on farm in Zimbabwe. Because her father was a petroleum engineer, the family lived in many countries across five continents. That farm in Zimbabwe was particularly memorable as the triage point… Read More


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Andrew Kerwin, MD, New Chief of Trauma/Surgical Critical Care at UTHSC

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If Andrew Kerwin, MD, FACS, DABS, experiences déjà vu as he comes to the University of Tennessee Health Science Center to join the faculty of the College of Medicine, it’s because he trained at the university more than two decades ago. Now, however, he comes as the chief of the division in which he trained,… Read More


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UTHSC College of Medicine Forms New Comprehensive, Multidisciplinary Cancer Program

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine has formed the UTHSC Cancer Program, a new comprehensive, multidisciplinary initiative consisting of a group of university faculty clinicians, who will provide cancer care across multiple university-affiliated hospital systems and clinical practice groups in the region. The new program includes physicians in all cancer-related specialties… Read More


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Expert in Robotic Surgery Leads Thoracic Surgery Division at UTHSC

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Thomas Ng, MD, FRCS(C), FACS, came to Memphis earlier this year to build the Division of Thoracic Surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Born in Hong Kong and raised in Toronto, Canada, Dr. Ng was recruited to UTHSC’s College of Medicine by David Shibata, MD, FACS, FASCRS, chair of the Department of… Read More


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UTHSC’s David Shibata Serves as Expert Panelist for NIH Cancer Think Tank

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David Shibata, MD, FACS, FASCRS, a professor in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, has been selected to serve as an expert panelist for the Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer (EO-CRC) Think Tank, which is part of the National Institutes of Health and supported by the National Cancer Institute and the… Read More


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UTHSC Grows Academic, Clinical Footprint Overseas with Partnership with Teaching Hospital in Zambia

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The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has signed a memorandum of understanding with a major teaching hospital in the capital city of Zambia to create an academic, clinical, and research partnership. Denis Foretia, MD, an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at UTHSC, said the affiliation between UTHSC and Levy Mwanawasa Medical University (LMMU),… Read More


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UTHSC College of Medicine Launches Bariatric Surgery Program

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Bariatric surgeon Virginia ‘Jenny’ Weaver, MD, is passionate about helping people struggling with their weight to achieve weight-loss solutions. “To see the changes that happen in a person’s overall health and their life as a result of this surgery and losing weight, I can’t imagine a more rewarding job,” she said. Dr. Weaver, along with… Read More