Dr. Keith Gray Joins UT Medical Center

Surgical oncologist Dr. Keith Gray joined The University of Tennessee Medical Center. Gray, who completed his surgical oncology fellowship at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, also will serve as assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine.

“Dr. Gray is an incredibly talented surgeon, educator and researcher who will help move cancer care forward for residents throughout East Tennessee,” said Renee Hawk, vice president of the Cancer Institute at UT Medical Center. “UT Medical Center and the people throughout this region are very fortunate that Dr. Gray chose to practice medicine here.”

Gray’s honors and awards are numerous. During his graduate and post-graduate work, he earned membership with the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, received the “Complete Physician” award and earned multiple scholarships and research awards.

“UT Medical Center is the ideal place to start my surgical career,” Gray said. “I am thankful for the opportunity to practice evidence-based medicine, collaborate with talented colleagues as well as serve genuine people in such a picturesque part of the country. My wife and I look forward to integrating into the East Tennessee community and growing old here.”

Gray graduated Cum Laude from Wake Forest University with a bachelor’s in Health and Sports Science and earned a medical degree from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He completed his residency and surgical research fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center before receiving his fellowship training at MD Anderson. Dr. Gray is particularly interested in the surgical management of gastrointestinal malignancies, especially advanced colorectal cancer.

Gray and his wife, Kala, live in Oliver Springs with their daughters, Kensi, 6; Leigha, 5; Grace, 2; and Lauren, 5 months. In addition to being huge football fans, Gray and his family enjoy traveling, a variety of outdoor activities and family movie nights.