Chairman's Profile

Guy L. Reed, MS, MD
Professor Lemuel Diggs Professor of Medicine
Chairman of the Department of Medicine
University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Dr. Reed graduated from Columbia University in New York City, where he received his B.A. in English Literature and pre-medical studies. He then attended Stanford University, where he was awarded an MS in Mathematical Statistics and an MD from the School of Medicine. Dr. Reed did his residency in Internal Medicine at Yale University where he was selected as a Chief Resident under Dr. Samuel Thier. Subsequently, he completed a fellowship in Cardiovascular Disease at Massachusetts General Hospital, followed by a post-doctoral Research Fellowship in biochemistry and molecular biology at Harvard Medical School with Dr. Edgar Haber. Dr. Reed joined the Cardiology Division at Massachusetts General Hospital where he became an Associate Physician. He was recruited to the faculty of the Harvard Cardiovascular Biology Laboratory in the department of Genetics and Complex Disease where he rose to Associate Professor of Immunology. He was then recruited as a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar and the Kupperman Professor and Chief of Cardiology. There he spearheaded a turnaround in the clinical, research and teaching programs. In 2008, he was selected as the Lemuel Diggs Professor and Chairman of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. He is a Fellow of the American Heart Association, a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and Established Investigator of the American Heart Association and a winner in the American College of Cardiology Young Investigator Award. Dr. Reed is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease. He has served on editorial and advisory boards, as well as American Heart Association and NIH study sections. He has supervised and mentored many graduate students, medical students, and postdoctoral fellows. Research in Dr. Reed's laboratory seeks to discover pathogenetic mechanisms of atherothrombosis and heart failure, with the aim of translating those insights into novel therapeutic approaches for patients. His research is funded by the National Institutes of Health.

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Contact Us

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