Ut Medical Center Company History Timeline

1956

The "Internship Program" (the predecessor to a Transitional Residency Program) was the first program to be officially accredited in 1956 with the opening of the new UT Memorial Research Center and Hospital.

1956 - UT Memorial Research Center and Hospital opens, includes 14 laboratories to be used for research and is accredited to train transitional year residents.

Doctor Obenour was the first resident at the newly constructed University of Tennessee Memorial Research Center and Hospital in 1956.

1957

In 1957, programs in Internal Medicine, Anesthesiology, "General Practice" (now known as Family Medicine), Obstetrics and Gynecology, Orthopedic Surgery, Radiology, Pathology, Pediatrics and Surgery received accreditation and were established.

1957 - Programs in Internal Medicine, Anesthesiology, "General Practice" (now known as Family Medicine), Obstetrics and Gynecology, Orthopedic Surgery, Radiology, Pathology, Pediatrics and Surgery and are established and received accreditation.

1957 - Doctor E. Stanfield Rogers named first Director of Research.

1958

1958 - UT researchers begin to explore the effects of outer space on humans.

1963

1963 - UT Research Center-Hospital in Knoxville designated as a graduate and postgraduate training center under the auspices of the administration of the medical units on UT’s Memphis campus.

1964

1964 - Doctor Amoz I. Chernoff named Director of Research.

1965

1965 - New $1 million research center addition opens.

1968

1968 - Knoxville newspapers carry a series of articles highlighting UT’s excellence in the research of birth defects, blood disorders, and cancer research.

1970

1970 - Intensive Care Nursery established.

1971

1971 - Comprehensive Health Manpower Act designed to attract physicians to locate in medically under-served areas by offering attractive loan incentives.

1973

1973 - State’s first Clinical Education Center, predecessor to UT Graduate School of Medicine, opens in Knoxville to train physicians for rural areas.

1979

1979 - Plans for Family Practice Center formed.

1985

1985 - Doctor Mitchell Goldman performs first kidney transplant at UT Hospital.

1986

1986 - First heart transplant is performed at UT Hospital.

1991

In 1991, The University of Tennessee College of Medicine formalized its graduate medical and dental education programs in Knoxville at UT Medical Center by naming the program the UT Graduate School of Medicine.

1991 - UT Graduate School of Medicine is formed to allow residencies, subspecialty fellowships and continuing education programs to be managed in Knoxville.

1992

1992 - American Cancer Society names UTGSM’s Doctor Alan Solomon as Clinical Research Professor of Clinical Medicine for integrating his laboratory research on multiple myeloma with patient care.

1993

1993 - Charles W. Mercer, MD is named Executive Vice Chancellor for UTGSM.

1995

1995 - Doctor Michael R. Caudle is named second Dean of the UT Graduate School of Medicine.

1996

1996 - 168 resident physicians make up the largest group ever trained at UT Graduate School of Medicine..

1997

Doctor Beasley served as chairman of the Department of Medicine at University of Tennessee Medical Center for 30 years and was awarded Professor Emeritus in 1997.

1999

The UT Medical Center separated from the University of Tennessee in 1999 to form a 501 C3 not for profit corporation.

1999 - UT Medical Center separates from the University of Tennessee to form a 501 C3 not for profit corporation.

1999 - UT Graduate School of Medicine establishes Adolescent Health/Health Education program at the Boy Scouts of America Camp Buck Toms, where resident physicians provide medical care for 3,000 scouts and others.

2005

2005 - More than 50% of the physicians trained in Knoxville, remain in Tennessee to practice medicine.

2006

2006 -The UT Medical Center and UT Graduate School of Medicine accepts the 49th class of physician residents while its 1,546th resident completes requirements for board certification.

2007

2007 - James J. Neutens, PhD, is named third Dean of the UT Graduate School of Medicine.

2007 - Alan Solomon, M.D., director of the Human Immunology and Cancer/Alzheimer’s Disease and Amyloid-Related Disorders Research Program, is awarded a five-year grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Cancer Institute.

2008

2008 - Two new fellowships, Cardiovascular Disease and Pulmonary Disease, join a long list of specialty fellowships approved for physician and dentist education.

2008 - The UT Center for Advanced Medical Simulation opens.

2009

2009 - Alfred D. Beasley, MD, FACP, Professor Emeritus, is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) for his 50-year anniversary of graduation from medical school.

2010

2010 - The University of Tennessee Medical Center opens a dedicated Heart Hospital which bolsters Graduate School of Medicine fellowship programs in Cardiovascular Disease, Pulmonary Disease and Vascular Surgery.

2010 - Doctor Mitchell Goldman named first UTGSM Assistant Dean of Research

2010 - The Amyloidosis Research of Drs.

2011

2011- The Medical Explorations Program designed to provide high school students opportunities to shadow University of Tennessee Medical Center and UT Graduate School of Medicine medical staff celebrates its 20-year anniversary.

2012

2012 - The Kelly L. Krahwinkel Endowed Chair for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is established.

2012 - The UT Center for Advanced Medical Simulation opens its new facility with 6,500 square feet.

2014

2014 - Expanding upon the resources of Preston Medical Library, a new Health Information Center opens in the main lobby of The University of Tennessee Medical Center to provide health and wellness information to patients, families and the community.

2014 - Using resources available through the Regional Forensic Center, the Department of General Dentistry launches the Forensic Dentistry Fellowship, chaired by O. Lee Wilson, DMD, the first academic-based program for dentists in the United States.

2014 - The inaugural University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine Alumni Reunion is held in Knoxville, Tennessee.

2014 - A major gift from lottery winner, Roy Cockrum, creates The Thomas E. Gaines, M.D. Professorship of Cardiothoracic Surgery to support research, patient care and education for the Heart Lung Vascular Institute.

2015

2015 - The Department of Surgery at the UT Graduate School of Medicine adds a Division of Transplant Surgery.

2016

2016 - The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) approves two Department of Medicine fellowships in Interventional Cardiology and Pulmonary Disease/Critical Care Medicine, bringing the total number of fellowships to 11.

2016 - For the first time, two UT Graduate School of Medicine Anesthesiology faculty, are selected concurrently as oral board examiners for the American Board of Anesthesiology, Patrick McConville, MD, Assistant Professor and Brigitte Messenger, MD, Assistant Professor.

2016 - The University of Tennessee Medical Center is named as one of the 100 Great Hospitals in America by Becker's Hospital Review.

2016 - John Dougherty, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine's Division of Neurology, was named a 2016 Health Care Hero by the Knoxville Business Journal for Innovation in the medical field.

2017

2017 - The Pat Summitt Clinic opens its doors in January 2017, supported in part by a grant from The Pat Summitt Foundation, allowing the medical center to increase the capacity of Alzheimer’s patients to address the growing need in the region.

2017 - University Anesthesiologists Announces $1.5 Million Philanthropic Commitment.

2017 - UT Graduate School of Medicine achieves full accreditation status without citations for its 15 residency and fellowship programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education .

2018

2018 - Doctor Neutens and Craig Towers, MD, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, were among seven health care professionals recognized as the 2018 Knox.biz Health Care Heroes.

2019

2019 - A "first-in-human" clinical trial is conducted at The University of Tennessee Medical Center and may lead to earlier, more accurate diagnosis for patients affected by amyloidosis.

2019 - The University of Tennessee Medical Center names Keith Gray, MD, MBA, Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer.

2020

2020 - Leonard Lamsen, MD, Emergency Medicine Fellowship Director, is named Medical Director of the University of Tennessee Medical Center for Advanced Medical Simulation.

2020 - The Department of Pathology begins new Surgical Pathology Fellowship.

2020 - Lisa Duncan, MD and Mark Rasnake, MD are honored with Exemplary Service during the COVID-19 Pandemic by Paul J. Hauptman, MD, Dean of UTGSM.

2020 - Paul J. Hauptman delivers the UT Graduate School of Medicine "State of the School" address.

2021

2021 - Jonathan Wall, PhD, a Professor and Director of Research at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center's Graduate School of Medicine, is appointed as a University Distinguished Professor.

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