In August 2007, David C. Seaberg, MD, CPE, FACEP was appointed Dean of the University of
Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga campus. One month later he appointed
Robert C. Fore, EdD, FACME, CCMEP as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Designated
Institutional Official to the ACGME. Dr. Fore also assumed the position of associate dean for
CME for the UT Health Science Center campuses in Memphis, Chattanooga, and Knoxville.
In July 2009, Dean Seaberg appointed a new Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs,
Louis R. Lambiase, MD. Dr. Lambiase will be actively involved in launching the Faculty Practice
Plan, currently being developed. In addition to serving as Assistant Dean, Dr. Lambiase has
been appointed as Chief of the Division of Gastroenterolog, and Professor in the Department
of Medicine. He is the senior member the new Academic Gastroenterology practice recently
opened by Erlanger Health System.
Dean Seaberg observed, "I'm looking forward to further developing the academic medical
linkage between the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Erlanger Medical Center and
the Chattanooga community. The UT-Erlanger academic medical center not only provides
state-of-the-art care for our patients today, but we are conducting cutting-edge research, as well
as training new physicians for the future care of our patients in East Tennessee."
The UT College of Medicine Chattanooga provides excellent, accredited medical education,
offering a unique blend of quality lifestyle with the required educational components and
state-of-the-art clinical facilities.
Our primary clinical training site is the Erlanger Health System, one of the Southeast's premier
teaching hospitals and a recognized leader in healthcare and technology. It is comprised of the
Baroness Erlanger Campus (adult hospital), Children's Hospital at Erlanger, Erlanger North, Erlanger Bledsoe and Erlanger East Campus which includes Erlanger Women's East.
Residency programs include: Emergency Medicine), Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Pediatrics, Plastic Surgery, Surgery, and a one-year Transitional Year Program preparing resident physicians for specialty residency programs in Anesthesiology, Neurology, Ophthalmology, Pathology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilition, and Radiology.
Fellowship programs include: Colon and Rectal Surgery, Hospice/Palliative Care, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, and Vascular Surgery.