Adam J. Tyson, MD

Palliative Care Physician, Medical Director of University Palliative Care, Hospice and Palliative Care Physician

I am originally from Tennessee but lived overseas for much of my upbringing. I trained and practiced outside of Philadelphia, Penn. for nearly 10 years. Outside of work, I am involved with special needs advocacy; marriage support and seminars; international medical missions; and enjoy board games, jogging and travel.

Adam Tyson

About Me

Gender: Male

Languages Spoken:
English, Spanish

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I am passionate about improving the quality of life of those who are facing the most serious and complex life-threatening illnesses. Palliative care provides you with high-quality, well-planned treatment that is focused on your quality of life. This type of care will help improve your ability to tolerate medical treatments and be better able to manage and cope with expected side effects. We will help you carry on your daily life in a way that is based on what matters most to you. Palliative care does not replace your primary treatment. Instead, it works with your ongoing care at every stage of your illness.

Clinical Focus:
Palliative Care

Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine

Education & Credentials

Medical School

Doctor of Medicine, Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee, 2010


Bryn Mawr Family Residency Program, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, 2014


Lehigh Valley Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship, Allentown, Pennsylvania, 2016

Board Certifications

American Board of Family Medicine - Hospice & Palliative Medicine American Board of Family Medicine

Organizations & Societies

Christian Medical and Dental Association — 2005-Present American Academy of Family Physicians — 2007-Present American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine — 2011-Present Center to Advance Palliative Care — 2015-Present

I love the stories my patients tell. That is how I learn what is important to them and what they value most as we work together to develop a plan for their treatment.
— Adam J. Tyson

Where I See Patients

University Palliative Care

1926 Alcoa HighwayKnoxville, TN 37920

Phone: 865-305-7255

Fax: 865-305-7178

University Palliative Care

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