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Internal Medicine Chattanooga Faculty

Key Leadership

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Louis R. Lambiase, MD, MPH, FACP
Professor of Medicine and Surgery
Chair, Department of Medicine

 

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L. Curtis Cary, MD, FAAP, MRCP-London
Associate Professor, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency
 
  • Hometown: Louisville, KY
  • Medical School: University of Kentucky
  • Residency: University of Kentucky (Internal Medicine/Pediatrics)
  • Interests: Medical Education, Advocacy, Parasitology

Dr. Cary is from Louisville, KY and attended Western High School located in southwest Louisville. He attended Western Kentucky University for undergraduate studies majoring in history and biology. He attended medical school at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY. He completed a combined residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics serving as chief resident during his final year and subsequently served as chief resident of pediatrics following his MedPeds residency training. He worked for UKHealthcare from 2008 - 2017 serving in many roles including MedPeds residency program director and as Master Educator. Dr. Cary joined Erlanger Health System in the spring of 2017 and assumed the program director role for Internal Medicine the following year. His clinical time is split between hospital medicine for both internal medicine and pediatrics. When not at work, Dr. Cary spends time with his family, participating in global health brigades to South America, and going to Disney World


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Radhika Shah, MD
Assistant Professor
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency
 
  • Hometown: Warwick, NY
  • Medical School: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
  • Residency: Yale New Haven Hospital (Internal Medicine)
  • Fellowship: University of Maryland Medical Center Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship
  • Interests: Medical Education, Point of Care Ultrasound, Simulation

Dr. Shah grew up in upstate New York close to New Jersey and just outside of New York City. She Then attended the College of New Jersey and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Where she completed a combined 7 year BA/MD program with a major in biology and minor in finance. She subsequently completed her Internal Medicine residency where her interest in medical education began. During her Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Her scholarly activity focused on simulation curriculum and she served as chief fellow her last year for educational activities.

Dr. Shah joined Erlanger Health System in the fall of 2017. Her clinical responsibilities include Medical Intensive Care Unit, Pulmonary outpatient clinic, and Pulmonary inpatient consult service. She joined the UTCOM Chattanooga Internal Medicine Residency program as Associate Program Director in the summer of 2018 where she focuses on simulation curriculum, point of care, ultrasound education, ICU education, and residency evaluation process. When she is not working she loves to cook, spend time with her family, watch movies, run, and listen to new music.


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Jensen Hyde, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency
 
  • Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Medical School: University of Tennessee Health and Science Center
  • Residency: University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga (Internal Medicine)
  • Interests: Hospital Medicine, Acute/Critical Illness, Public Health, Pandemic Medicine, Medical education and mentorship

Dr. Hyde was born in Memphis, Tennessee and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She attended Vanderbilt University majoring in molecular and cellular biology. She went on to attend medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis where she met her now husband and graduated with induction into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. She went on to complete her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at UTHSC Chattanooga during which she served as President of the House Staff Association and was awarded Resident of the Year and Resident Researcher of the Year. During residency she and her husband also welcomed a baby girl in to the Hyde Clan.

Having fallen in love with this program and this city, she stayed on as an Erlanger Hospitalist  and Assistant Professor of Medicine. In 2019, she completed a Masters in Public Health amidst the COVID-19 pandemic as a  Columbia Merit Scholar. In New York, the Hyde's welcomed their son into the chaos. Dr. Hyde now serves as Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine program in addition to practicing hospital medicine. Outside of work she enjoys hiking, watching college football, and eating anywhere with a good patio.

Dr. Jetina Okereke

Jetina Okereke, MD
Instructor/Administrative Chief Resident
email:  Jetina.Okereke@erlanger.org 


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Dharmendra Patel, MD
Associate Professor
Program Director, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship


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Arslan Kahloon, MD
Associate Professor
Program Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship


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Patrick Koo, MD
Associate Professor
Internal Medicine Clerkship Director

Allergy and Immunology 

Susan Raschal, DO
Clinical Assistant Professor

Cardiovascular Disease

Harish Manyam, MD
Division Chief
Associate Professor

Selwin Abraham, MD
Assistant Professor

Steven Austin, MD
Assistant Professor

William Blalock, MD
Affiliated Assistant Professor

Megan Coylewright, MD
Associate Professor

Walter Few, MD
Assistant Professor

John Golding, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Sean Huang, MD
Assistant Professor

Rehan Kahloon, MD
Affiliated Assistant Professor

Michael Love, MD
Affiliated Assistant Professor

Augustus Mealor, MD
Assistant Professor

L. Kendrick Mills, MD
Affiliated Assistant Professor

Dharmendra Patel, MD
Associate Professor
Program Director, Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship

Gershon Perry, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Poonam Puri, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Patrick Stevens, MD
Assistant Professor

Matthew Wiisanen, MD
Affiliated Assistant Professor

Kinsman Wright, MD
Affiliated Associate Professor 

Dermatology

Cara Hennings, MD
Affiliated Assistant Professor 

Endocrinology

Abby Jawaher, MD
Division Chief
Affiliated Professor

Asma Khan, MD
Clinical Instructor

Gastroenterology

Arslan Kahloon, MD
Division Chief
Associate Professor 
Program Director, Gastroenterology Fellowship

Steven R. Kessler, DO
Assistant Professor 

Sharif Murphy, MD
Assistant Professor

Laxmi Parsa, MD
Affiliated Assistant Professor 

George Philips, MD
Associate Professor 

Sean Rice, MD
Assistant Professor

Laurie-Anne Swaby, MD
Assistant Professor

General Internal Medicine

Laura Youngblood, MD
Division Chief
Assistant Professor

Ryan Ambrosetti, DO
Affiliated Assistant Professor

Liz Culler, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Michael Davis, MD
Associate Professor
Director, Global and Community Health Center

Roger DeVersa, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Tracy Dozier, MD
Affiliated Assistant Professor

Monica Gefter, MD
Clinical Associate Professor

William L. Jackson, MD
Affiliated Professor

Gary Malakoff, MD, FACP
Associate Professor

Eric McCartt, MD
Assistant Professor

Jetina Okereke, MD
Instructor/Administrative Chief Resident

Mukta Panda, MD, MACP, FRCP-London
Professor
Assistant Dean for Medical Student Education and Well-Being

Nick Pumilia, MD
Affiliated Assistant Professor

Lonard Rigsby, MD
Affiliated Assistant Professor

Howiada Salim, MD
Assistant Professor

Robert Vince Smith, MD
Affiliated Assistant Professor

Lisa Staton, MD
Clinical Associate Professor

Maria Tudor, DO
Associate Professor
 
Tye Young, DO
Affiliated Instructor
 

Geriatrics 

Luther Frank Chandler, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

David Bryan Johnson, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor 

Greg Phelps, MD
Clinical Associate Professor

Hematology/Oncology

Matt Graham, MD
Division Chief
Clinical Assistant Professor 

John McCravey, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor 

Sumana Nagireddy, MD
Affiliated Assistant Professor

Sandeep Rajan, MD
Affiliated Associate Professor

Larry Schlabach, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor 

Infectious Disease

James Sizemore, MD
Division Chief
Assistant Professor 

Adam Soufleris, MD
Assistant Professor 

Nephrology

Christopher Poole, MD
Division Chief
Clinical Assistant Professor 

Lindsay Crawford, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor 

Donald Franklin, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor 

Brant Holt, MD
Clinical Instructor 

Kenneth Kokko, MD
Clinical Professor  

Ralph Stafford, MD
Clinical Instructor 

Psychiatry

Jonathan Cohen, MD
Division Chief
Assistant Professor 

VijayaLakshmi Appareddy, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Lydia Haren, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Jennie Mahaffey, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Pulmonary/Critical Care

Jigme Sethi, MD
Division Chief
Professor 

John Boldt, MD
Assistant Professor 

Upsana Bardhan Chakraborty, MD
Affiliated Assistant Professor 

Aaron Cohen, MD
Assistant Professor

Jeremy Greenberg, MD
Assistant Professor 

Anne Mainardi, MD
Assistant Professor

Jahania Salik, MD
Affiliated Associate Professor

Andrew Vernon, MD
Clinical Instructor 

Manda Winfred, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Rheumatology

Michael Brit, MD
Division Chief
Clinical Assistant Professor 

Jayne Crowe, MD
Affiliated Assistant Professor 

Jonathan Mills, MD
Assistant Professor

Elizabeth Turner, MD
Affiliated Assistant Professor 

Pathology

Richard Hessler, MD
Affiliated Associate Professor

 

 

Last Published: Sep 10, 2021