New Chief of Cardiology
Friday, September 14, 2018

Media Release

September 14, 2018

Chattanooga, TN


Alison Bailey, MD, Appointed as the Chief of the Academic Division of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine, University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga


Dr. Louis Lambiase, Chair of the Department of Medicine, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Alison Bailey as the new Chief of the Academic Division of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine, University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga.  


Dr. Bailey joined the faculty of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga and the Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute in August 2015.  She is currently the Program Director for the Cardiovascular Diseases Fellowship Program as well as Medical Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation and the Ambulatory Cardiology practice at Erlanger.


Dr. Bailey is a native of Manchester, Kentucky and completed her undergraduate, medical, and postgraduate medical education at the University of Kentucky.  She became a member of the medical faculty in 2008 and was promoted to Associate Professor at that institution in 2015.


She is a gifted scholar with more than 39 publications in peer-reviewed journals as well as numerous other publications and presentations at national and international meetings. She is also a gifted and experienced teacher, delivering lectures in at least eight different courses in the University of Kentucky Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy and Public Health. She is also a sought-after speaker both nationally and internationally delivering more than thirty presentations in this country and worldwide on subjects ranging from heart failure to dietary prevention of heart disease to techniques of improving medical education. Dr. Bailey is also currently the Governor of the Tennessee chapter of The American College of Cardiology.


Dr. Lambiase hopes you will join him in welcoming and supporting Dr. Bailey in her new role as she works with Dr. Walter Few, the Medical Director of Cardiology for the Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute, to ensure that the cardiovascular teaching and research programs on this campus are world class.


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.

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