Supporting the Centers of Excellence

As the region’s only academic medical center, the University of Tennessee Medical Center and UT Graduate School of Medicine have a significant responsibility: to meet the needs of the community by providing the highest level of patient-centered care. This would not be possible without the on-going, generous support of donors.

Philanthropic support plays a critical role in helping address strategic priorities and mission advancement. Financial support helps create the margin of excellence needed to differentiate our services.

Read more below about how your support impacts the important work within the six centers of excellence or contact the Development Office at 865.305.6611 or development@utmck.edu.

Brain & Spine Institute 

The Brain and Spine Institute is made up of experts in the field of neuroscience, and offers patients access to a full range of healthcare support for neurological diseases and disorders, including those with the most complex stroke cases. Learn more about the services available through the institute.

To support the Brain and Spine Institute, Donate Now and make an immediate impact on the patients, families and clinicians it serves.

Cancer Institute

As the largest provider of cancer care in the region, the Cancer Institute offers the broadest spectrum of cancer specialists and services for adults in East Tennessee and beyond. Each patient receives compassionate, comprehensive and coordinated care through a multidisciplinary, innovative approach. From the prevention of cancer to early detection strategies and survivorship, the Cancer Institute experts are tirelessly working to meet the needs of those affected by the disease.

To support the Cancer Institute, Donate Now and make an immediate impact on the patients, families and clinicians it serves. 

Emergency & Trauma Center

The Emergency and Trauma Center at The University of Tennessee Medical Center is the only Level 1 Trauma Center in the region, and serves as the tertiary referral center for medical care in East Tennessee – serving Knox and 21 surrounding counties. The Center treats more than 85,000 patients each year, and is committed to providing individualized, patient-centered care.

To support the Emergency and Trauma Center, Donate Now and make an immediate impact on the patients, families and clinicians it serves.

Heart Lung Vascular Institute

The Heart Lung Vascular Institute offers patients access to expert clinical care, education and research. And because heart, lung and vascular diseases are interrelated and have many common issues, the Institute uses advanced methods of diagnosis and treatment for the various diseases. Learn more about the comprehensive services available through the Institute.

To support the Heart Lung Vascular Center, Donate Now and make an immediate impact on the patients, families and clinicians it serves.

Orthopaedic Physician and Patient

Advanced Orthopaedic Center

The Advanced Orthopaedic Center provides all levels of orthopaedic and rehabilitation care for patients, including traumatic injuries and general services for the treatment of conditions related to the musculoskeletal system. The expert team of surgeons, surgical staff and unit staff are highly trained to meet the unique needs of every patient. State-of-the-art techniques and equipment also provide the best options and outcomes for patients dealing with emergencies, as well as those in need of painful repairs and joint replacements.

To support the Advanced Orthopaedic Center, Donate Now and make an immediate impact on the patients, families and clinicians it serves. 

Center for Women and Infants

The Center for Women & Infants provides support, research and unmatched patient-centered care for every mom, baby and family it serves. Board-certified physicians offer treatment for women in every stage of life, with a special focus on health concerns of mid-life women, including heart disease, cancer, arthritis and menopause-related issues. The Center also offers the state-designated perinatal center for high-risk pregnancies and the region’s only private room Level III NICU – the highest designation possible.

To support the Center for Women & Infants, Donate Now and make an immediate impact on the patients, families and clinicians it serves.