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

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 

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

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.