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Robert D Shutt, MD

Family Medicine




Contact Info

Primary Location

Valley View Family Physicians
4410 Valley View Drive
Knoxville, TN 37917
Phone: (865) 523-5235
Fax: (865) 523-2003


Clinical Interests:

Dr. Robert D. Shutt is a board-certified family physician with Valley View Family Physicians in Knoxville, Tennessee, where he began practicing in 2001. Originally from El Paso, Texas, Dr. Shutt attended Uniformed Services of University of the Health Sciences for medical school and completed his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center where he was chief resident from 1993 to 1994. He graduated magna cum laude and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. His areas of clinical interest are all areas of family practice particularly adult medicine and pediatrics. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, member of the Christian Medical and Dental Society and board certified in family practice. Dr. Shutt has received several honors, including Second-Year Resident Academic Award, 1993; Outstanding Third-Year Resident, 1994; and Family Practice Teacher of the Year, 2000. “I feel honored to practice medicine,” Dr. Shutt says. “I chose primary care as my specialty because it opens an opportunity to treat a wide variety of patients for a wide variety of problems. I also wanted to provide comprehensive, longitudinal care to patients.” Dr. Shutt’s long professional history includes being a general medical officer in the Air Force from 1989 to 1991; Air Force flight surgeon from 1991 to 1992; chief of medical staff in the Air Force in Korea from 1994 to 1995; Air Force clinic physician from 1995 to 1999; faculty member in family practice residency program from 1999 to 2001; and a physician at Valley View Family Physicians since 2001. “As a Christian physician, I believe that God has called me into medicine. He is the ultimate source of healing but He can use me as an instrument to impact the lives of my patients.”

Personal Interests:

Dr. Shutt and his wife, Kathy, enjoy hiking and traveling and spending time with their 8 children.

Education & Training

  • Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
  • Malcolm Grow USAF Medical Center
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • American Board of Family Practice

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