Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Faculty
Dr. Valencia Clay is the Program Director for Hospice/Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program. As the Director of the Palliative Medicine Fellowship, Dr. Clay will oversee all aspects of the Fellows' experiences, and will lead the clinical program. Clinical supervision will be provided by Dr. Clay, in collaboration with other faculty and members of the interdisciplinary team. Dr. Clay received her medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. Clay is the Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University Of Tennessee College Of Medicine, Chattanooga.
Terry Melvin, MD
End-Of-Life care is more than a job for Dr. Melvin, it's a ministry. Dr. Melvin delivers care with comfort and compassion and for her, care may mean planting a garden, making homemade soup or sitting by a patient's bedside holding their hand.
Gregory Ball, MD
Dr. Ball is currently the Medical Director, & President of Consultants in Pain Management, PC, Chattanooga, TN. Dr. Ball received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia. During the Anesthesiology/Pain Management rotation.
Manoo Bhakta, MD
Dr. Bhakata received his medical degree from the University of Birmingham Medical School, Birmingham, England. Dr. Bhakta received his Fellowship training in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, at the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. Bhakta is currently Associate Professor in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine-Chattanooga and is the Director of the T. C. Thompson Children's Hospital Medical Center in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.
Lorna Birch, MD
Dr. Birch received her medical degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine in Stony Brook, New York. Dr. Birch received her Fellowship training in Geriatric Medicine at the Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in Bronx, New York. Dr. Birch is currently a staff physician at Alexian Brothers Community Services. She is also a Voluntary Clinical Instructor at the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences, College of Medicine for Medical Students, Residents, and Fellows.
Jon Cohen, MD
Dr. Cohen received his medical degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Dr. Cohen is the Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga, he is also the Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga, TN
Thomas Devlin, MD
Dr. Devlin received his medical degree from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Devlin is the Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Tennessee School of Medicine, Chattanooga, TN and is the Medical Director at the Southeast Regional Stroke Center at Erlanger Hospital, Chattanooga, TN. Dr. Devlin is also the Director for the Chattanooga Center Neurologic Research and the Founder and Executive Director of the Chattanooga Network for Stroke.
Eric Gratias, MD
Dr. Gratias received his medical degree from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Dr. Gratias is the Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Hematology/Oncology at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga, TN. Dr. Gratias is currently a Staff Physician at T.C. Thompson Children's Hospital, Chattanooga.
Lotika Pandit, MD
Dr. Pandit received her medical degree from the University of Dibrugarh, Assam Medical College in Assam, India. She received her Fellowship training in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Pandit is currently the Medical Director at the Alexian Brothers Community Services and Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) and is the Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, in the Department of Medicine, Chattanooga. TN