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David L. Maness, DO, MSS, FAAFP
Named Chairman, Department of Family Medicine
a University of
Memphis, Tenn. (June 26, 2007) – Steve J.
Schwab, MD, executive dean of the College of Medicine for the University of
Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has announced the appointment of David L. Maness, DO, MSS, FAAFP, as chairman for the
Department of Family Medicine. The
department is in the
The appointment of the chairman for the Department of Family Medicine is a pivotal position for the primary care programs of the College. The UT College of Medicine maintains four Family Medicine training programs centered at five sites throughout the state.
Ably led by Owen Phillips, MD, vice chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the search committee included Family Medicine faculty from all of the College training programs. The committee conducted a national search and brought a group of outstanding candidates to visit the campus. “Based on a series of impressive leadership accomplishments in both clinical practice and education, Dr. Maness emerged as the leader among a field of distinguished candidates,” Dr. Schwab said.
“We believe Dr. Maness will be an outstanding leader for this department and a great partner for the campus and community in our mission to provide a quality educational experience for residents and students,” stated Dr. Phillips, search committee chairman.
A native Tennessean,
Dr. Maness attended the
Serving the nation in the U.S. Army for more than 20 years, Dr. Maness has risen to the rank of full colonel. During this time he held many leadership positions both in major clinical practices and in large academic and teaching units. He led Family Medicine GME programs and held major clinical commands with distinction.
Dr. Maness currently serves in a major academic and
graduate medical education role as the dean,
He is married to the former Rose Marie Gattis of
As the flagship statewide academic health system, the
University of Tennessee Health Science Center is focused on a four-tier mission
of education, research, clinical care and public service, all in support of a
single goal: to improve the health of Tennesseans. Offering a broad range of postgraduate
training opportunities, the main campus, with its six colleges, is in
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