About Us

The Mission of the TN Chapter, ACS, is to improve the health of the people of Tennessee and the Southeastern Region of the United States by promoting the ethical practice of the art and science of surgery. To this end, the TN Chapter, ACS strives to cultivate equality and achieve inclusivity as surgeons, leaders, role models, and mentors not only within our own surgical community but throughout society.

The TN Chapter is dedicated to

The Chapter provides a network for the Fellows of the State and serves as their liaison to the American College of Surgeons.

Our Purpose

  • To promote the improvement of care to the surgical patient
  • To promote cooperation among the members of the Chapter in their common efforts to improve the quality of surgical care
  • To provide a medium through which surgical experiences may be presented and discussed, through which continuing education in the area of surgical skills and care may be provided, and through which outmoded and/or unethical surgical practices may be corrected
  • To offer assistance to professional and civic-based groups concerned with the maintenance of high-quality health care in the State of Tennessee
  • To assist in providing the residents of the State of Tennessee with surgical and hospital facilities of the highest ethical and professional standards

Tennessee Chapter of ACS Leadership

Board of Directors 2023 – 2024

W. Heath Giles, MD, FACS

President

Chattanooga, TN

David Shibata, MD, FACS, FASCRS

President-Elect

Memphis, TN

Carmen C. Solórzano, MD, FACS

Vice President

Nashville, TN

Mary Hooks, MD, MBA, FACS

Past President

Nashville, TN

Denis Foretia, MD, MPH, MBA, FACS

Secretary-Treasurer

Memphis, TN

At-Large Directors

Evan Scott Glazer, MD, FACS

At-Large Director - West

Memphis, TN

Nia Zalamea, MD, FACS

At-Large Director - West

Memphis, TN

Ashley Hendrix, MD, FACS

At-Large Director - West

Memphis, TN

Darrell Lamont Hunt, MD, FACS

At-Large Director - Middle

Gallatin, TN

Alexander T. Hawkins, MD, MPH, FACS

At-Large Director - Middle

Nashville, TN

Habeeba Park, MD, FACS

At-Large Director - Middle

Lebanon, TN

Alan Hyde, MD

At-Large Director - East

Chattanooga, TN

Jillian Marta (Bray) Lloyd, MD, MPH, FACS, FSSO

At-Large Director - East

Knoxville, TN

Bracken Burns, DO, FACS

At-Large Director - East

Johnson City, TN

Young Fellows Representatives

Ryan Schmocker, MD, FACS

Knoxville, TN

Elizabeth Jackson, MD, FACS

Johnson City, TN

Keelin Flannery Roche, MD, MPH, FACS

Johnson City, TN

Elizabeth “Liz” Wood, MD, FACS

Memphis, TN

Colleen M Kiernan, MD, MPH, FACS

Nashville, TN

Christopher Bell, MD, FACS

Chattanooga, TN

Associate Fellow Representatives

Chandrasekhar Padmanabhan, MD

Nashville, TN

Elianna Rojas, DO

Memphis, TN

Association of Women Surgeons’ Representative

Meredith Duke, MD, FACS

Nashville, TN

Committee on Cancer

James McLoughlin, MD, FACS

Chairman

Knoxville, TN

Committee on Trauma

Brian James Daley, MD, FACS

Chairman

Knoxville, TN

Governors

Brian James Daley, MD, FACS

Governor, At Large

Knoxville, TN

Ingrid Meszoely, MD, FACS

Governor, At Large

Nashville, TN

David Shibata, MD, FACS, FASCRS

Governor, At Large

Memphis, TN

Carmen C. Solórzano, MD, FACS

Governor, American Association of Endocrine Surgeons

Nashville, TN

Eunice Huang, MD, FACS

American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Surgery

Nashville, TN

Jeffrey S. Upperman, MD, FACS

Governor, Surgical Infection Society

Nashville, TN

TN Surgical Quality Consortium

Elizabeth Jackson, MD, FACS

Johnson City, TN

ACS Board of Regents

Ken Sharp, MD, FACS

Nashville, TN

Advocacy Insider

Barton Clements, MD, FACS

Livingston, TN

Tony Haley, MD, FACS

Jonesborough, TN

James 'Trey' Eubanks, MD, FACS

Memphis, TN

Resident Representatives

Kathleen Gallagher, MD

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

Victoria “Tori” Clancy, MD

ETSU
Johnson City, TN

Victoria Walker, MD

Baptist Memorial Medical Education
Memphis, TN

Julia Pedo-Freitas, MD

UTHSC – Memphis
Memphis, TN

Ethan Montemayor, MD

UTHSC – Memphis
Memphis, TN

Jacob Creighton, MD

University of TN – Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

Alexander Urevick, MD

UT College of Medicine – Chattanooga
Chattanooga, TN

Chapter Administrator

Wanda G. McKnight, CAE

600 12th Ave., S
#204
Nashville, TN  37203
wanda@tnacs.org

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