Dr. Ed Breazeale and the University of Tennessee College of Medicine

Dr. Ed Breazeale helps patients achieve their ideal appearance at The Breazeale Clinic for Plastic Surgery in Knoxville, Tennessee. There, he performs a litany of surgical and nonsurgical procedures that enhance one’s aesthetics. In preparation for his long and successful career in plastic surgery, Dr. Ed Breazeale attended the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis, where he earned his Doctor of Medicine, which serves as one of six graduate schools of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

The University consists of three campuses, located in Memphis, Chattanooga, and Knoxville, for a total of 44 departments. After two years at the Memphis campus, medical students rotate to the other two for clinical training.

The University’s centers for genomics and bioinformatics, vascular biology, and connective tissue diseases enjoy affiliation with various elite hospitals, including Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The renowned Cancer Research Center consists of laboratories devoted to the study of cancer genetics, viral gene therapy, cancer therapeutics, and other fields, while the Regional Biocontainment Laboratory serves as the school’s center for the investigation of pathogens and infectious diseases. Residencies are also available, most of which are offered at the Memphis campus and include nephrology, pulmonology, infectious diseases, otolaryngology, pathology, hematology, and pediatrics, among many other fields. The University partners with three Tennessee Level 1 Trauma Centers: the UT Medical Center in Knoxville, Erlanger Health Systems in Chattanooga, and the Regional Medical Center of Memphis.

The University gained prestige when in 2009 one of its alumni and faculty members, Dr. James D. Eason, performed a complete liver transplant on Steve Jobs, founder of Apple, Inc. Other notable faculty members include Peter C. Doherty of the pediatric department, who in 1996 won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Also of particular note, the school’s Clinical Research Director of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program, Francis M. Fesmire, also won the Nobel Prize in 2006 for his research on the treatment of hiccups.

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