Physicians and researchers partnering to improve patient care in East Tennessee
The University of Tennessee Medical Center, in Knoxville, Tennessee, partners with the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine to form the region’s academic medical center. Together, we have a national reputation in education and in building research programs of national merit.
Most hospitals treat the patients that come through the door, filling a vital need in the community. An academic medical center also treats patients, but it does so much more.
At The University of Tennessee Medical Center, we’re the region’s academic medical center. Through our three-fold mission of healing, education and discovery, we strive to provide the best possible care to our patients.
When you come here, you can be confident that your doctors aren’t just using the latest medical technologies — they’re also developing them.
Over the last 60 years, our physicians and scientists have participated in many important discoveries, including:
And our research programs include:
Learn more about what it means to be an academic medical center.
Our academic partner, the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine is a growing enterprise of faculty and research. It offers programs in medicine and dentistry with:
Our faculty and residents are some of the nation’s finest. Educational and research opportunities are available with the main University of Tennessee campus, the University of Tennessee School of Veterinary Medicine and Oak Ridge National Laboratories.
Our campus prides itself that our faculty practice medicine and dentistry as well as teach. We strongly believe that patient care is still a priority, and that being a practicing doctor is essential to being a good educator.Learn More
The University of Tennessee Medical Center operates under a three-fold mission of healing, education and discovery. We work with the UT Graduate School of Medicine to build research programs of national merit. Together, we sponsor extensive research in both the clinical and laboratory settings.
In that endeavor, we partner with the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, UT College of Veterinary Medicine, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and other research institutions to seek answers to complex medical problems. We train students, physicians and scientists to become the researchers of the future and approach health care with the curiosity that will lead to improvement in the lives of our patients.Learn More
Researchers at The University of Tennessee Medical Center developed a tool that helps women who had breast cancer learn how likely it is to recur, without taking an expensive test.Learn More
Every quarter, The University of Tennessee Medical Center and UT Graduate School of Medicine publish Frontiers. This online magazine focuses on stories of fulfilling our mission of healing, education and discovery in East Tennessee and beyond.Learn More