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Dr. Mukta Panda Honored
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Media ReleaseUT College of Medicine Chattanooga, TN   Mukta Panda, MD, MACPRecognized as a Fellow in the Royal College of Physicians (RCP - London)   Mukta Panda, MD, MACP, Assistant Dean for Medical Student Education and Professor in The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Medicine (Department of Medicine) in Chattanooga, has been named a Fellow in the Royal College of Physicians (RCP – London). She will be formally recognized at the Royal College of Physicians 500th Anniversary Reception during the ACP 2018 Internal Medicine Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. According to the organization, the American College of Physicians (ACP) and the RCP – London, entered into a collaborative relationship in 2016. Both organizations share an unfailing commitment to quality and excellence in the delivery of healthcare, respect for the patient at all times, and support for the professionals whom they serve. Dr. Panda grew up in India and has studied and practiced in India, London, and Saudi Arabia before pursuing residency training and practice in the US. She has received numerous awards and recognitions which include the UTHSC Bland W. Cannon Award for her exemplary service to UTHSC medical students. Dr. Panda is also a facilitator with the Center of Courage and Renewal, where she facilitates regular retreats for health care professionals and trainees in the community. She recently released the reflective and motivational book, "Rhythm of Our Hearts," co-authored with her father, a retired surgeon, Dr. Shyam Parashar. Join us in congratulating our leader and colleague, Mukta Panda, MD, MACP, FRCP-London. As the flagship statewide, public, academic health system, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region, by pursuing an integrated program of education, research, clinical care and public service. Employing more than 6,000 people on its faculty, staff and not-for-profit corporation faculty practice groups, UTHSC contributes more than $2.7 billion to the economy of Tennessee. In 1911, the University of Tennessee first launched its Memphis campus, dedicating it solely to health science education and research. Seed programs in medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy quickly flourished, and within a few short years, new programs were initiated in health professions, graduate health sciences, and nursing. Each of those programs grew to become a college in its own right. In 1963, the UT Graduate School of Medicine in Knoxville, based at the UT Medical Center, became part of the UT Health Science Center. In 1974, the UT College of Medicine in Chattanooga, based at Erlanger Health System, joined the UTHSC system. In 2014, Saint Thomas Health in Nashville began collaborating with UTHSC to create a Nashville campus. For more information about the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga, visit our website at      
New Physicians July 1, 2017
Saturday, July 1, 2017
News ReleaseChattanooga, TN July 1, 2017   New Resident and Fellow Physicians begin TrainingUniversity of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga and Erlanger Health SystemJuly 1, 2017   As in other major cities and smaller communities that have "teaching hospitals," July 1 in Chattanooga, Tennessee marks a time-honored tradition of initiating the post medical school training of more than 50 young physicians each year.  Medical school diplomas have already been presented -- the once "medical students" are now real physicians, responsible for the care and treatment of real patients.  Now they are "doctors."  However, they are still very much students and their education and their training has just entered a new phase -- residency training.  Residency training varies from three to eight years, depending upon the specialty. A few more seasoned physicians are also entering subspecialty training in fellowships after completing their initial residency programs.   This year on July 1 we have 51 new faces in our Residency and Fellowship Programs at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga with a few more fellows joining us by August 1.  The primary affiliated hospital in which their training occurs is Erlanger Health System -- the only major teaching hospital within a 100-mile radius of Chattanooga.  These physicians come from medical schools across the country and even the globe -- all seeking to become physicians for our FUTure as well as for our current community.  They will be involved in a combination of clinical practice, didactics learning sessions, and scholarly activity -- clinical research as well as patient safety and quality improvement projects.  They will be supervised and guided by physician faculty and leaders also committed to serving the community and furthering the practice of quality, safe, patient-centered health care.    Please join us in welcoming our 2017-2018 New Residents and Fellows:    Name Medical School-Prior Institution  Specialty Start Date Yuri Boyechko, MD Internal Medicine Residency:   University of Kentucky Cardiovascular Fellowship  7/1/2017 Jonathan Powell, MD Internal Medicine Residency:  Florida Atlantic University Cardiovascular Fellowship  7/1/2017 Michael Salama, MD Internal Medicine Residency:  Winthrop University Hospitals Cardiovascular Fellowship  7/1/2017 Gregory Quatrino, MD Surgery Residency:  University of South Alabama Hospitals  Colon & Rectal Surgery Fellowship  8/1/2017 Kevin Stevens, MD Emergency Medicine Residency:  UT College of Medicine Chattanooga Emergency Medical Services Fellowship  7/1/2017 David Crockett, MD   Emergency Medicine Residency  7/1/2017  Christopher Etchells, MD   Emergency Medicine Residency   7/1/2017                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
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