UT Jackson Faculty


Gregg Mitchell, M.D.

Gregg Mitchell, MD

Co-Chair UTHSC Family Medicine
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

Dr. David L. Maness

David L. Maness, DO, MSS, FAAFP

Professor
Hometown: Martin, TN
Medical School: College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines University, Iowa
Stats: Married to Rose; one son, J.D. and one Grandson, Skylar
Hobbies: Golf, Antique Shopping with Rose
Research/Areas of Interest: Leadership, gynecologic endocrine, Models of Care
Tidbits: Retired United States Army Colonel, Commanded three hospitals including 115th Field Hospital, Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg and Task Force Med Eagle in Bosnia; Played Augusta National, St. Andrews and Ballybunion


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

Edmund T. Palmer, Jr., MD

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. 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, MD

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, MD

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, MD

Assistant Professor
Hometown: Murray, KY
Undergraduate: Murray State University
Medical School: University of Louisville 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, MD

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, MD

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, DO

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, 2 daughters
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, DO

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, MD

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!


Grant Studebaker, M.D.

Grant Studebaker, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Hometown: Silver City, OK
Undergraduate: Oklahoma State University
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Residency: University of Tennessee - Jackson
Hobbies: Travel, Movies, Cars
What I did before medical school: EMT
Why did I choose UT-Jackson: I did my training here and realized it is like no other residency in the country. Jackson is very unique in the breadth of training it provides to it's residents and I wanted to be a part of that atmosphere. I love to teach and wanted to help continue the legacy of where I was trained.
Interest: Critical care, teaching office and hospital procedures to residents.


Nurse Practitioner

photo of Lori Jenkins

Lori K. Anthony Jenkins, MSN, FNP-BC

Family Nurse Practitioner
Hometown: Jackson, TN
Education: University of Tennessee Health Science Center Memphis (BSN and MSN).
Stats:  Newly married and living life as a mother of adult children and grandchildren. A whole new experience in mothering.
Interest: I love every facet of my career as a nurse caring for patients assisting them to greater levels of health. Being a nurse practitioner is an extension of that practice. I love focusing on preventive care of all ages as well as management of acute and chronic illnesses while caring for families. I have the privilege of doing that here at Family Practice.