Department of Medicine

Established in 1911, the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is the education and research hub of one of the nation’s oldest and largest medical centers. As the largest Department on the UTHSC campus, we are committed to outstanding clinical care, education and research. Our physicians offer compassionate, cutting-edge patient care consistent with the latest medical evidence, as only a top academic health science center can provide. We are fortunate to have physicians who are renowned in their fields and widely acclaimed for their expertise. Our professors educate the next generation of physicians with the best available scientific and clinical knowledge. Our medical scientists seek to discover the causes of illnesses and to translate those discoveries into new therapies for curing and preventing disease. We are supported by a talented administrative, clinical and research staff that is committed to excellence.

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Guy L. Reed, MS, MD

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Department of Medicine News


Welcome to the Categorical Internal Medicine Class of 2018 and Preliminary Interns for 2016.

2015 Research in Medicine and AOA Student Research Day Winners

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The Department of Medicine and AOA Student Research Day was held on Friday, February 20 with over 80 posters presented. First place presenters and second place recipients were: (L-R) Joseph Cook, first place, Student; Ranjana Tripathi, first place, Post Doc; Winston Okechukwu, M.D, Fellow, second place; James B. Dale, M.D, Keynote Speaker and Gene Stollerman Endowed Professorship in Medicine; Philippe Prouet, M.D, first place, Resident; Nick Hysmith, M.D, first place, Fellow, and Satish Singh, Ph.D, second place, Post Doc. Not d Argun Can, M.D, second place, Resident.

Dr. Andrew Kang Receives 5-Year NIH Grant

Dr. Andrew Kang, Professor Emeritus, Division of Rheumatology, was recently awarded a five-year NIH grant for $1,875,000 to examine whether Vitamin D may alter the immune system to improve Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Dr. Seunghyun Kim Named 2014 Henry Christian Award Recipient

The Department of Medicine is pleased to announce that Dr. Seunghyun Kim, Fellow in the Division of Rheumatology, was selected as one of this year's recipients of the 2014 Henry Christian Award from the American Federation for Medical Research. This prestigious award is given to a trainee selected by a panel of peer reviewers from scientific research papers presented at the annual scientific meeting of the American Federation for Medical Research.

Department of Medicine Research Symposium

These were awardees (student, resident, post-doc fellow and fellow) at the Research in Medicine Symposium, March 21, 2014. From left to right: F. Al Darazi, Argun Can, Blake Siegel, Shannon Ziedermeyer, Zorica Janjetovic, Lindsay Meyers, Seunghyun Kim, Cezary Skobowiat; Dorothy Kakoola (not pictured).

Department of Medicine Programs Achieve Five Year Accreditations

The Department of Medicine congratulates Program Directors Drs. Kim Huch, Sam Dagogo Jack, Mohammad Ismail, Santhosh Koshy, Ray Osarogiagbon, K Ramanathan, Karl Weber and Coordinators Susan Andrews, Margo Blake, Brenda Coleman and Carol Lipman for their outstanding collaborative efforts that resulted in unusually long five year accreditations for Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Hematology-Oncology, Internal Medicine and Interventional Cardiology (two year accreditation).

According to Dr. Gene Mangiante, Executive Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education, a five year ACGME cycle "has been a most rare event."

Congratulations to all involved!!

Solomon Receives Founder's Medal

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Solomon S. Solomon, MD, UTHSC Professor of Medicine and Chief of Endocrinology, Memphis Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center received the prestigious Founder's Medal by the Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (SSCI) during the Southern Society's annual meeting on February 25 -27 in New Orleans. The Founder's Medal is the highest honor for research and academic achievement awarded by the society.

Dr. Solomon is an internationally renowned physician, scientist and educator. He has authored more than 150 research articles. He is recognized for his innovative research on insulin and diabetes. His work has helped to define the biochemical and molecular basis of diabetic and the nature of insulin resistance in Type II diabetes.

Cushman on Blood Pressure and Diabetes

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In the April edition of Internal Medicine News, UTHSC Professor Dr William C. Cushman examines the correlation between systolic blood pressure and diabetes.

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Department of Medicine
Coleman Building
Suite D334
956 Court Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38163
Phone: 901-448-5752
Fax: 901-448-1666