Our Speaker Lineup


Ritu Banerjee, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Shari Barkin, MD, MSHS
Chief of General Pediatrics
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Michael Baron, MD, MPH
Medical Director
Tennessee Medical Foundation - Physician Health Program

Susan Bell, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Robert Berkompas, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Alive Hospice

Steven Boggs, MD, MBA
Professor and Vice Chair
Clinical and Research Affairs
Department of Anesthesiology
University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Jackie Boswell
Assistant Vice-President of Medical Practice Services
SVMIC 

Sasha Smith Bowers, MD
Alive Hospice

Sen. Richard Briggs, MD
Tennessee State Senator
(R-Knoxvillle)

F. Laurens "Larry" Brock
Partner,
Adams and Reese Law Firm

Laura Brown, JD
Counsel and State Legal Assistance Developer
Tennessee Commission on Aging and Disability

Samantha Chao, MPH
Epidemiologist
Immunizations Program
Tennessee Department of Health

Stephen Dickens, JD, FACMPE
Assistant Vice-President of Medical Practice Services
SVMIC 

Tracey Doering, MD
Governor
Tennessee Chapter - American College of Physicians

David A. Edwards, MD, PhD
Chief of Chronic Pain Service and Director of Interventional Cancer Pain Clinic
  Vanderbilt University Medical Center

English C. Flack, MD, MS
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
  Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital

Andrew Franklin, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Debra L. Friedman, MD
E. Bronson Ingram Chair in Pediatric Oncology
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Andrew Franklin, MD
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Parul M. Goyal, MD, FACP
Assistant Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt Medical Center and Director of Medicine for Seniors at Vanderbilt 100 Oaks

Andrew JM Gregory, MD, FAAP, FACSM
Associate Professor, Orthopedics, Pediatrics and Nuerosurgery
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Marie R. Griffin, MD, MPH
Professor of Health Policy and Medicine
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Eric Harkness
Director of Health Policy, Tennessee Department of Health

Tracey Hills, DO
Medical Director,
Pediatric Palliative Care
Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital

Jonathan Hughes, MD
President-Elect
Tennessee Society of Anesthesiologists

Pamela C. Hull, PhD
Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Mohana Karlekar, MD
Medical Director, Palliative Care Program
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Adam King, MD
Assistant Professor
Anesthesiology and Critical Care
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Ashlee LaFontaine
MD Clinical Fellow/
Primary Care Sports Medicine


Adele Lewis, MD
Tennessee Deputy State Chief Medical Examiner


Krystal L. Massey, MPH, RHIA
Meaningful Use Program Manager
Bureau of TennCare

George Mathews, MD
Medical Director
TrustPoint Hospital

Morgan F. McDonald, MD, FACP, FAAP
Assistant Commissioner and Director, Division of Family Health and Wellness
Tennessee Department of Health

Matthew David McEvoy, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Kelly L. Moore, MD, MPH
Director
Tennessee Immunization Program


Michelle Moseley, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Nashville VA Medical Center

Edith Murphy, RN, BSN
Clinical Educator for Meaningful Use, Division of Quality Oversight, Bureau of TennCare

David Neese, LCSW
Director, Bereavement Program
Alive Hospice

Jeff Ockerman
Director, Division of Health Planning
Tennessee Department of Health

Mukta M. Panda, MD, FACP
Professor of Medicine
Assistant Dean for Medical Student Education
University of Tennessee - College of Medicine

Kate Payne, RN, JD
Associate Professor of Nursing
Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society,
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

William M. Petrie, MD
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Assistant Dean for Medical Student Education
University of Tennessee - College of Medicine

Rodney Poling, MD
Medical Director
Behavioral Healthcare Center at Columbia

James S. Powers, MD
Professor of Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Kristin M. Rager, MD, MPH, FAAP, SAHM
Adolescent Medicine Specialist

Mary Romano, MD, MPH
Vanderbilt Adolescent and Young Adult Health

Warren Sandberg, MD, PhD
Professor of Anesthesiology, Surgery and Biomedical Informatics
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Chris Sharp, MD


Sandra F. Simmons, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics
Vanderbilt University

Marcia Spear, DNP, ACNP-BC, CWS, CPSN, CANS
Nurse Practitioner
Department of Plastic Surgery
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Stanley W. Stead, MD, MBA
CEO
Stead Health Group


Pamela Talley, MD
Tennessee Department of Health
Healthcare Associated Infections & Antimicrobial Resistance Group


Warren D. Taylor, MD, M.H. Sc.
Professor of Psychiatry, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Clifton R. Tennison Jr., MD
Former Medical Director, Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer
Helen Ross McNabb Center

Stephanie G. Vanterpool, MD, MBA
Director, Comprehensive Pain Services and Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, UT Medical Center, Knoxville

Michael Warren, MD, MPH, FAAP
Deputy Commissioner for Population Health
Tennessee Department of Health

Liza Weavind, MD
Professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

W. Scott West, MD
Associate Clinical Professor, Vanderbilt Department of Psychiatry
Medical Director, ThriveLogic TMS+NeuroHealth