2014-2015 UT-Jackson Faculty


Gregg Mitchell, M.D.

Gregg Mitchell, M.D.

Program Director/ ER Fellowship
Director/Associate Professor

Hometown: Memphis, TN
Medical School: University of Tennessee
Stats: Married to Amy; two sons and one daughter
Hobbies: Golf, Hunting, Tennis, Ole Miss football
Research/Areas of Interest: Family Medicine Outpatient procedures including no-scapel vasectomy, colposcopy with LEEP, and dermatological surgeries
Tidbits: 2004 Outstanding Clinical Lecturer at UT-Memphis, 2002 Golden Apple Teaching Award at UT-Memphis


Edmund T. Palmer, Jr., M.D.

Edmund T. Palmer, Jr., M.D.

Assistant Professor
Hometown: Halls, TN
Undergraduate: University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Medical School: University of Tennessee-Memphis
Residency: University of Tennessee-Memphis (Internal Medicine with 6-month fellowship in Cardiology)
Hobbies: Skiing, Vols Football, Scuba diving, Children-Kathryn and Trey, Grandchildren-Samuel and Thomas, Jacob and Daniel.
Research/Areas of Interest: EKG, ETT, Holter Monitor, and Echo Interpretation. UTFPC Lab Director. Cardiology Consultant. Fellow of the American College of Physicians. ACLS Instructor. West Tennessee AHA Emergency Cardiac Care Committee Member. FAA Senior Aviation Medical Examiner and Medical Review Officer. Dr. Palmer did private practice in Halls, TN before joining the faculty at UT.


I. Keith Ellis, M.D.

I. Keith Ellis, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Hometown: Selmer, TN
Undergraduate: University of Tennessee-Martin
Medical School: University of Tennessee-Memphis
Residency Program: UT-Jackson
Stats: Single
Hobbies: Running, weightlifting, movies
What I did before medical school: Factory work
Why did I choose UT-Jackson? Good history


Scott Sadler, M.D.

Scott Sadler, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Hometown: La Vergne, TN
Undergraduate: University of Tennessee-Memphis
Medical School: University of Tennessee-Memphis
Residency Program: UTFP-Memphis
Stats: Married, Kids
Hobbies: Movies, Sports, Music
What I did before medical school: College, Cleaned Pools
Why did I choose UT-Jackson? Left private practice to become a full-time faculty. I wanted to continue my obstetric skills


Bethany Lawrence, MD

Bethany Lawrence , M.D.

Assistant Professor
Hometown: Murray, KY
Undergraduate: Murray State University
Medical School: University of Louiville School of Medicine
Hobbies: Running and playing with my 2 children
What I did before medical school: During college I was a pharmacy tech, lifeguard, and babysitter.
Why did I choose UT-Jackson? I was an academic physician in the past and missed teaching.


Ruth Baker, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Hometown: Tallahassee, FL
Undergraduate: Florida State University
Medical School: University of Florida
Residency Program: Baylor College of Medicine
Stats: Married with 2 elementary school kids
Hobbies: Reading, Bible Study, Organizing Projects
What I did before medical school: Worked at Burger King
Why did I choose UT-Jackson? Love to teach; like to help people in all ways


Jeremy Draper, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Hometown: Memphis, TN
Medical School: University of Tennessee
Stats: Single
Hobbies: CrossFit, Travel, Skiing/Snowboarding
Research/Areas of Interest: Wellness, Nutrition, and Fitness. Office procedures and dermatology. Business and Practice Management.
Additional Training: Certified Health Care Interpreter (Spanish), CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, CrossFit Kids certified.
What I did before medical school: Catering (Draper’s Catering of Memphis)
Why did I choose UT-Jackson? Excellent community environment, knowledgeable and compassionate faculty, unopposed training program.


Elly Riley, D.O.

Assistant Professor
Hometown: Uniontown, OH/Mt. Juliet, TN
Undergraduate: University of Tennessee at Martin
Medical School: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
Hobbies: Gardening, Reading, White Water Rafting, Yoga and attending concerts
Residency Program: Doctors Hospital, Columbus, Ohio (Family Practice)
Stats: Married, 1 daughter
Research/Interests: childhood obesity, adolescent medicine, pediatrics
What I did before medical school: Instructed labs at UT Martin
Why did I choose UT-Jackson? My dream job!


Michael Martin, D.O.

Assistant Professor
Hometown: Hometown: Humboldt, TN
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville (Family Practice)
Hobbies: Woodworking, Yard Work
Research/Interests: Dermatological procedures, No Scalpel Vasectomy, Resident Education
Stats: Married to Christie, sons Jared and Matthew
What I did before medical school: Practiced Optometry
Why did I choose UT-Jackson? Well rounded program with great faculty


John White, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Hometown: Maryville, TN
Undergraduate: Tennessee Technological University
Medical School:University of Tennessee, Memphis
Hobbies:Travel, Reading, Cooking, computers
Residency Program: University of Tennessee, Jackson, Family Medicine
Stats: Married, 1 son
Research/Interests: adolescent medicine, pediatrics, health information technology
What I did before medical school: Research in the field of radioactive waste reclamation
Why did I choose UT-Jackson? I love teaching future Family Medicine doctors!