Dr. Jerry Edwards Named Emergency Department Medical Director for The University of Tennessee Medical Center

The University of Tennessee Medical Center announced that Jerry Edwards, DO, has been named medical director for the medical center’s Emergency Department. Edwards is board certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

“Dr. Edwards comes to us with more than 30 years of emergency medicine experience,” said Bryce Sillyman, vice president of Emergency, Trauma and Critical Care at UT Medical Center. “We are excited about his plans for the department and know he will do an exceptional job given his leadership skills, past experience and vision for emergency medicine.” 

A graduate of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, he completed his emergency medicine residency at the University of Kentucky and received a MBA at Vanderbilt University. Prior to medical school, Dr. Edwards worked during his college years with a local EMS program and was certified as an EMT and Paramedic. 

Edwards previously served as the medical director of the WV Poison and of HealthNet II Helicopter transport service. He was the medical director of the Nashville Superspeedway for the 2011 NASCAR season and has made several medical mission trips to the Amazon Basin of Brazil.