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R Bruce Shack, MD Named Dean
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
R. Bruce Shack, MD, Named Dean of The University of Tennessee Health Science Center  College of Medicine in Chattanooga and Senior Vice President, Erlanger Health System        R. Bruce Shack, MD, has been named dean of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Medicine in Chattanooga and Senior Vice President of the Erlanger Health System.   Dr. Shack comes to UTHSC after serving almost 20 years as chair and a professor of the Department of Plastic Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) in Nashville. Dr. Shack will begin his new role in Chattanooga on November 15.    In making the appointment, David Stern, MD, Robert Kaplan Executive Dean of the College of Medicine, said UTHSC is “delighted and honored” that Dr. Shack will lead the college’s Chattanooga campus. “He brings an exceptionally strong set of leadership skills from his years as chair of Plastic Surgery at Vanderbilt,” Dr. Stern said. “Our Chattanooga campus and its partner hospital system, Erlanger Health System, have improved dramatically over the last year, and the addition of Dr. Shack will accelerate and help guide new and exceptional health services for the region.”   Dr. Stern thanked Robert C. Fore, EdD, FACEHP, CHCP, for his exceptional service as interim dean for Academic Affairs in Chattanooga. “Dr. Fore’s extensive experience in graduate and continuing medical education has been a major asset to our College of Medicine in Chattanooga, as we continue to train the physicians of the future.”   Kevin M. Spiegel, FACHE, president and CEO of Erlanger Health System, said, “Dr. Shack’s executive leadership skills over the past 20 years as chair of Plastic Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center will significantly benefit the undergraduate and graduate medical education enterprise.”  He also noted, “We are most grateful to the search committee for all their hard work.”   As chief academic and administrative officer for the Chattanooga campus, Dr. Shack will be responsible for leading the college’s missions of excellence in education, patient care and research. As senior vice president in the Erlanger Health System, he will represent faculty physicians, oversee clinical care and develop collaboration among university faculty and community physicians in the Erlanger system.   “This is an opportunity I couldn’t refuse,” said Dr. Shack.  “Chattanooga is a beautiful city, and there are a lot of opportunities and challenges there that I am looking forward to.”   Dr. Shack graduated from Midwestern University in Wichita Falls, Texas, and received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He did an internship in surgery and his residency in plastic surgery at Vanderbilt.   He served as an assistant professor of plastic surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital and at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, both in Baltimore, before joining the faculty of Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 1982. He was named chair of the Department of Plastic Surgery at Vanderbilt in 1997.   Dr. Shack also maintains teaching duties at VUMC. He is responsible for the lecture series for third-year medical students, has been involved in resident training in the operating room and ward, and has served as a faculty adviser for third- and fourth-year medical students.   Dr. Shack is a member of many professional associations, including the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons as a Fellow, the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the Association of Academic Chairman of Plastic Surgery.   His numerous leadership roles include serving on the VUMC Medical Board of Directors and the Vanderbilt Burn Center Advisory Committee. Dr. Shack has also served as president of the Nashville Surgical Society, president and on the board of directors of the Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, vice president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, president of the Southern Medical Association and chairman of the city-wide Journal Club of Tennessee Plastic Surgeons.      Dr. Shack has been a guest lecturer on multiple occasions, was voted among the “Best Doctors in America” seven times, and has authored or contributed to more than 75 articles, books and chapters related to plastic surgery.    Established in 1973 as a branch campus of the UTHSC College of Medicine in Memphis, the Chattanooga campus provides training for junior and senior medical students, as well as residency and fellowship programs. The college also has campuses in Nashville and Knoxville.  By: Pat Charles
Main Match Results 2016
Friday, March 18, 2016
  Media/News Release Chattanooga, TN   Match Results Announced for Incoming Residents 2016   The National Resident Matching Program announced this year that more than 18,000 US allopathic medical school seniors and 17,000 other applicants vied for over 30,000 positions at more than 4,800 residency programs across the United States.   The National Resident Matching Program® (NRMP®) announced today the results of the 2016 Main Residency Match® ("the Match"), the system through which United States and international medical school students and graduates obtain residency positions in U.S. accredited training programs. The 2016 Main Residency Match was the largest on record, encompassing 42,370 registered applicants and 30,750 positions. The number of United States allopathic medical school senior students grew by 221 to 18,668, and the number of available first-year (PGY-1) positions rose to 27,860, 567 more than last year.    The leadership of the University of Tennessee Colleger of Medicine Chattanooga is pleased to announce a very successful Main Match for 2016 and that we have filled all available incoming first year positions via the "the Match."  In addition, our advanced residency and fellowship programs have filled all incoming positions through Specialty Matching Programs with one exception.  Since we just received Initial Accreditation for our newest program, our Gastroenterology Fellowship, we are in the process of recruiting our first fellow via interviews this April.  Below are the results for our incoming residents and fellows for Summer 2016:   Program Name Level Emergency Medicine Atherton, Jeffrey Michael PGY-1 Emergency Medicine Jurma, Duane  PGY-1 Emergency Medicine Raynor, Rebecca Elizabeth PGY-1 Emergency Medicine Scott, Jamie Suzanne PGY-1 Emergency Medicine Smith, Quentin PGY-1 Emergency Medicine Tkachenko, Igor PGY-1 Emergency Medicine Walker, Wilson Tyler  PGY-1 Family Medicine Ager, Emily PGY-1 Family Medicine Bode, Ryan PGY-1 Family Medicine Cooke, Alexandria PGY-1 Family Medicine Garrett, William PGY-1 Family Medicine Kim, Jordan  PGY-1 Family Medicine Kinser, Stephen  PGY-1 Internal Medicine Abubakar, Ibrahim  PGY-1 Internal Medicine Ambrosetti, David Ryan  PGY-1 Internal Medicine Ban, Bung Hoon  PGY-1 Internal Medicine Doyle, Megan Elizabeth  PGY-1 Internal Medicine Fung, Russell Kinshun  PGY-1 Internal Medicine Lin, Shaung  PGY-1 Internal Medicine Patel, Suraj Shailesh  PGY-1 Internal Medicine Russo, Steven Michael  PGY-1 Internal Medicine Shahid, Muhammad Hassaan  PGY-1 Internal Medicine Taing, Richard  PGY-1 OB/GYN Blevins, Miranda PGY-1 OB/GYN Boyd, Sarah  PGY-1 OB/GYN Leath, Brad PGY-1 OB/GYN Lynch, Erica PGY-1 Orthopaedic Surgery Baker, Steven Chase PGY-1 Orthopaedic Surgery Boyd, Brandon PGY-1 Orthopaedic Surgery Davis, Franklin Brent (Jr) PGY-1 Pediatrics  Adememo, Monsurat Tayo PGY-1 Pediatrics Cox, Hannah Elizabeth  PGY-1 Pediatrics Dyess, Ryan John  PGY-1 Pediatrics Kerilman. Rachel Marie PGY-1 Pediatrics Mason, Stephanoie Alysse  PGY-1 Pediatrics Modica, Loretta Marie PGY-1 Pediatrics Vukin, Joseph Loren PGY-1 Pediatrics Webster, Nicholas Justin PGY-1 Surgery Forrest, Sean PGY-1 Surgery Harrell, Kevin PGY-1 Surgery Lee, William PGY-1 Surgery Rooks, Hunter PGY-1 Surgery Tanner, Richard PGY-1 Surgery - Preliminary Barnes, Laurel (MD) [Already here as PrelimSurgery Resident for 2015-2016] PGY-1 Surgery - Preliminary Carter, Amanda [Matched for PGY-2 Urology position here for 2017-2018] PGY-1 Surgery - Preliminary Capote, Water PGY-1 Surgery - Preliminary Couch, Luke PGY-1 Transitional Year  Mastin, Joshua PGY-1 Transitional Year Tudor, Danny PGY-1 Advanced Specialty Matches     Program Name Level Cardiovascular DIsease Fellowship Ketron, Lowell Lane (MD) PGY-4 Cardiovascular DIsease Fellowship Lolay, Georges (MD) PGY-4 Cardiovascular DIsease Fellowship Wingerter, Kelly Elizabeth (MD) PGY-4 Colon & Rectal Surgery Fellowship Hollister, Stephen Keith (MD) PGY-6 Gastroenterology Fellowship Suril Patel (MD) PGY-4 Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship Row, Elliott Rutledge (MD) PGY-6 Plastic Surgery Residency Epps, Mathew Thomas (MD) PGY-6 Urology Residency Smith, Hugh (MD) [Already here as aPrelim Surgey Resident for 2015-2016] PGY-2 Vascular Surgery Fellowship Hogan, Jessica Louise (MD) PGY-6            Other Advanced Fellows - Faculty Program Name Status Internal Medicine Administrative ChiefResident/Instructor Salama, Michael (MD) Faculty MIGS Fellow Gupta, Natasha (MD) Faculty MIGS Fellow Radtke, Stephen (MD) Faculty Neuro-Interventional Surgery Fellow Winters, Hugh Stephen (MD) Faculty Pediatrics Administrative ChiefResident/Instructor  Katsuura, Julia (MD) Faculty Ultrasound Fellowship Graboyes, Benjamin James (MD)  Faculty               Revised 05/12/2016
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