James H. Quillen College of Medicine
Affiliation Partnership Council Membership
|Wilsie S. Bishop, DPA||Vice President for Health Affairs||ex officio||Co-Chair|
|William A. Block, Jr. MD, MBA||Dean of Medicine||ex officio|
|T. Watson Jernigan MD, MA||Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology||ex officio|
|I. William Browder, MD||Chair, Surgery||ex officio|
|George Brown, MD||Chief, Psychiatry Service, VA||ex officio||non-voting|
|Matt Parks, MD||Chief of Staff for Education, VA||ex officio||non-voting|
|Karl Goodkin, MD||Chair, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences||ex officio|
|David Hecht, MD||Chief of Staff, VA (Interim)||ex officio||Co-Chair|
|Pradeep Kumar, MD||Chief of Radiation Oncology Service, VA||ex officio||non-voting|
|Thomas Kwasigroch, PhD||Associate Dean, Student Affairs||ex officio|
|Michael Ostapchuk, MD||Associate Dean/Associate Professor/GME||ex officio|
|Thomas Massello, MD||Chief of Surgical Service, VA||ex officio||non-voting|
|Jimmy McGlawn||Assoc Medical Center Director, VA||ex officio||non-voting|
|Linda McConnell, RN||Assoc Director for Patient/Nursing Services||ex officio||non-voting|
|Donald Samples, MD||Dean, Clinical & Rehabilitative Health Sciences||ex officio|
|John Schweitzer, MD||Chair, Pathology||ex officio|
|Jeffrey Summers, MD||Chair, Internal Medicine||ex officio|
|Mousa Al-Abbadi, MD||Chief of Laboratory Service, VA||ex officio|
|Wendy Nehring, RN, PhD||Dean, College of Nursing||ex officio|
|Assoc VP for Finance & Administration||ex officio||non-voting|
|George Youngberg, MD||Research Coordinator, VA||ex officio||non-voting|
The Affiliation Partnership Council is appointed by the VA Director and is comprised of vice president of health sciences colleges, deans and senior faculty members of the affiliated medical and dental schools and other academic institutions as appropriate, representative(s) of the full-time medical/dental staffs of the VA facility, and such other faculty of the affiliated schools and staff of the VA facility as are appropriate to consider and advise on the full range of the committee's responsibilities. Veterans service organization representation is strongly recommended. Affiliations between the VA facilities and educational institutions offering programs in associated health professions other than medicine and dentistry have been highly productive. In view of the growing importance of these professional groups in modern health care, the Affiliation Partnership Council is encouraged to include representatives of these schools among its membership. The selection of appropriate representatives from among the non-medical/dental schools will be based on the nature and extent of their educational activities in the VA facility. The council membership should include representatives of those health care professions in which major training programs are conducted at the VA facility. Nominees acceptable to the VA facility director will be appointed by letter. A copy of each appointment letter will be sent to the chair.
The vice president for health affairs for health affairs of the university will be the co-chair of the Affiliation Partnership Council with the VA Director.
Appointments are governed by VA Policy.
The Affiliation Partnership Council shall have as its charge the evaluation of strategic and operational issues which materially affect the academic relationship between the College of Medicine and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The council will serve in an advisory capacity to both the Director of the VA and the Dean of the College of Medicine.