Board of Directors

Since its formation, The University of Tennessee Medical Center has experienced tremendous growth, and the University Health System Inc., board of directors is a key factor and supporter of that growth. Each member believes in the medical center’s mission, vision and values and stays informed about general operations and the healthcare needs of the community. Thanks to their contributions, talent and expertise, the medical center has been able to become a leader in healthcare for the region.

William S. Rukeyser
Chairman, UHS Board of Directors 
Rukeyser & Company

 

Renda J. Burkhart
Vice Chair, UHS Board of Directors 
Burkhart & Co., CPA's

Bernard E. Bernstein
Secretary/Treasurer, UHS Board of Directors 
Bernstein, Stair & McAdams Attorneys

James A. Haslam II 
Assistant Secretary/Treasurer, UHS Board of Directors 
Pilot Oil Corporation

 

Carolyn Fairbank Biggs
COO
Christmas Place Management LLC

Jimmy G. Cheek, PhD
Chancellor
The University of Tennessee

Joseph A. Dipietro, MD, BS, DVM, MS
UT President
The University of Tennessee

Robert F. Elder, MD
President
University Physicians Association Inc.
(Ex-Officio Member)

Joseph E. Johnson, PhD 
President Emeritus
The University of Tennessee

Joseph R. Landsman, Jr.
President & CEO
University Health System Inc.

Melissa P. LaPinska, MD
Physician
University Surgeons Associaties, PC

 Sharon J. Pryse

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
The Trust Company

Steve J. Schwab, MD
Chancellor
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
(Ex-Officio Member)

Howard W. "Bud" Sherrod, Jr.
Partner 
Allison, Sherrod, Owens & Siddons

Harry W. "Wes" Stowers 
President 
Stowers Machinery Corporation

Strickland

Michael T. Strickland
Chair
Bandit Lites

Bedford Waters

W. Bedford Waters, MD
Physician
The University of Tennessee Medical Center