Ronald H. Lands MD

Geriatric Medicine

Contact Info

University Cancer Specialists
1926 Alcoa Highway, Suite F-350
Knoxville, TN 37920
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Phone: 865-305-8780
Fax: 865-305-8199


Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Hematology, Geriatric Medicine, Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Schools: University of Tennessee College of Medicine
Internships: University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences
Residencies: University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences
Fellowships: University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences
Languages: English

Special Interests:
  • Hematologic problems in the elderly
  • Palliative Care
  • Medical Ethics
  • Narrative Medicine
Academic Appointments:
  • Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
  • Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine
  • Lands RH, "The Language of Grief," Ad Libitum Annals of Internal Medicine, Vol. 153 No. 6, p 417
  • Lands RH, "The Man with the Angry Face," Journal of American Geriatric Society, January 2010,Vol 58, page 158
  • Lands RH, "Natural Death" Journal of Palliative Medicine, October 2009, Vol 12, No 10, p 959
  • Lands RH, “Anemia in the Elderly,” Clinical Geriatrics, 2009; 17(8):page 25-28
  • Lands RH , Tharp D, American Geriatric Society Annual. Meeting, May 11-13, 2010, Poster#: B143 Title: Mean Corpuscular Volume (MCV) is a poor predictor of iron or B12 deficiency in anemic elderly inpatients AGS Abstract #: 768221
  • University Family Physicians Faculty Teaching Award
  • American College of Physicians, Fellow
  • American Society of Hematology
  • American Society of Geriatrics
  • American Medical Writers Association
Research Interests:
  • Teaching and learning medicine using literature
Personal Interests:
  • Genealogy
  • Writing and reading short ficition
Academic Appointments

Associate Professor