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Joe Landsman, President of UT Medical Center

For almost 20 years, it has been an honor for me to work in partnership with James Neutens, PhD, who has retired as the dean of our partnering academic institution, the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine. In this issue of Frontiers, we spotlight some of the accomplishments made during his tenure as dean, which have supported our mission for excellence in healing, education and discovery.

It is also an honor to introduce his successor, Paul Hauptman, MD, to the medical center. You will be able to read more about him in our next issue.

We hope you also enjoy reading some of our latest success stories about helping our patients lead healthier lives. As always we welcome your feedback at

Joe Landsman, President & CEO
The University of Tennessee Medical Center

Erin Fletcher

Weight Loss Transformation

Erin’s first experience at the Grand Canyon motivated her to begin a new journey with the University Bariatric Center.


Dean Neutens, UT Graduate School of Medicine

Dean James Neutens Retires

James Neutens, PhD, Dean of the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine since 2007, is retiring after a 34-year career with UT.


Physician performing joint replacement surgery with Mako system

Innovations in Joint Replacement Surgery

Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery offers a higher level of customization and precision, which speeds healing and gets you back to the life you love.

ask the expert

University Midwives opened its practice at The University of Tennessee Medical Center. Midwifery Director Jodie Simms-MacLeod, CNM, NP-C, tells us about the newly birthed practice, and how midwives can help women and families live happier, healthier lives.  

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Jodie Simms-MacLeod

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Frontiers is a publication for alumni and friends, produced by The University of Tennessee Medical Center and the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we take pride in how we contribute to the community through healing, education and discovery. Browse previous issues of Frontiers to learn more.

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