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The Medical Explorations Program

What is the Medical Explorations Program?


The Mecical Exploration Program began in 1991 after Dr. Mitchell Goldman, a physician in the Department of Surgery at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, was approached by a West High high school student who wished to learn more about the medical field. The medical explorations program allows local students to learn from practicing doctors.  It has been expanded to include not only local high school students but some interested college students as well.  The fall program consists of once a month lectures that runs September through April.  The six week summer program consists of one week rotations in various departments of the hospital. As the program has grown, so has the demand for instruction in other specialties.  The surgeons of University Surgeons Associates, PC have been selected and have volunteered to be faculty in this worthwhile program.

Participating Faculty

Anesthesia
Dr. Russ Langdon
Dr. Daniel Bustamante

Dermatology
Dr. David Shupp

Emergency Room
Dr. Kip Wenger

Family
Medicine
University Family Practice

Gastroenterology
Dr. John Haydek
Dr. John Stancher

Hematology/Oncology
Dr. Wahid Hanna

Internal Medicine
Dr. John Beurelein
Dr. Dan Ely
Dr. Juli Williams

Medical Oncology
Dr. Susan Huntsinger

Nephrology
Dr. Urath Suresh

Neurosurgery
Dr. William Snyder
Dr. James Killeffer
Dr. Joshua Miller
Dr. Todd Abel

Nursing
Operating Room 4-South

Nutrition
Virginia Turner

OB/GYN
Dr. Susan Dodd
Dr. Robert Elder

Ophthalmology
Dr. David Harris
Dr. William Glatt

Oral Surgery
Dr. Eric Carlson

Orthopedics
Dr. Richard Smith
Dr. Scott Smith
Dr. Michael McCollum

Pathology
Dr. Stuart Van Meter

Pediatrics
Dr. Larry Rodgers
Dr. Joseph Peeden
Dr. William Harrison

Physical Therapy
Marie Watson

Radiology
Dr. Kenneth Rule

Surgery, General
Dr. Henry Nelson   
Dr. Matt Mancini
Dr. Hobart Akin
Dr. Greg Mancini

Surgery, Pediatric
Dr. Alf Kennedy

Surgery, Trauma
Dr. Blaine Enderson
Dr. Brian Daley
Dr. Todd Nickloes
Dr. Stanley Kurek
Dr. Dana Taylor
Dr. Lou Smith

Surgery, Vascular
Dr. Mitchell Goldman Dr. David Cassada

Surgical Rehabilitation
Dr. Jeffery Hecht

Department of Philosophy
Annette Mendola, PhD