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UTHSC Extends Reach to Advance Health Equity Locally and Globally

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When surgeon Denis Foretia was growing up in Cameroon, he loved playing soccer. Every time he played, though, his knees would swell so badly it became difficult to walk. “My mom took me to see one of the few doctors in the town of Buea, where I grew up,” he says. “It was there that I… 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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Foretia Helping to Extend UTHSC’s Global Footprint

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Surgeon Denis Foretia was born in Cameroon and has made it his mission to improve surgical care, research, and health outcomes in Africa. In doing so, this assistant professor in the Division of General Surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is extending the university’s impact overseas and bringing knowledge and experience back… Read More