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Saint Thomas Health announces directors of joint residency training program

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – June 25, 2013 -- Saint Thomas Health has named three directors of its medical residency program, recently expanded in conjunction with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. 

Dr. Douglas Brown will serve as residency director of obstetrics; Dr. Christopher Dunlap, family medicine; and Dr. Mark Reiter, emergency department. 

Brown practices at Heritage Medical Associates in Nashville and is a clinical assistant professor at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Board certified in obstetrics and gynecology, he is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and a fellow to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. 

Brown graduated from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, Ala., and completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Before joining Heritage, he practiced at Metropolitan Nashville General Hospital and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. 

Dunlap is a faculty member of the Family Medicine Residency Program of Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare (TMH). He also serves as family medicine clerkship director at Florida State University College of Medicine. Previously, he ran a family practice in Coffee County, Tenn. Dunlap is board certified in family medicine and holds a medical degree from the University of Tennessee. He completed his residency at the TMH Family Medicine Residency Program, where he was named chief resident. 

Reiter is a board-certified emergency physician with Middle Tennessee Emergency Physicians in Murfreesboro, Tenn.  He is also the founder and CEO of Emergency Excellence LLC, an organization dedicated to improving emergency medicine performance.  He also serves as the Vice President of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine.  

Reiter graduated from Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and also holds a master’s of business administration from Rutgers Business School. He completed his residency in emergency medicine at the University of North Carolina.  He has received the Young Educator Award from the American Academy of Emergency Medicine, awarded to one person nationwide each year.  

Saint Thomas Health and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center announced in April 2012 the expansion of their partnership dedicated to training the state’s future physicians. Starting this year, the partners will begin to phase in more medical residents for training at Saint Thomas Health’s three hospitals – Baptist Hospital and Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville, and Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro. 

For more information about Saint Thomas Health, please visit www.sths.com.

Pictured below left to right: Drs. Douglas Brown, Mark Reiter and Christopher Dunlap.

About Saint Thomas Health

Saint Thomas Health is Middle Tennessee’s faith-based, not-for-profit health care system with more than 6,500 associates. Saint Thomas Health is focused on transforming the health care experience and helping people live healthier lives, with special attention to the poor and vulnerable. The regional health system includes – Baptist Hospital, Saint Thomas Hospital and The Hospital for Spinal Surgery in Nashville, Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro and Hickman Community Hospital in Centerville – and a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities. Saint Thomas Health is a member of Ascension Health, a Catholic organization that is the largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. For more information, visit www.sths.com.   

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