Dr. Beth Fox installed as TNAFP president


JOHNSON CITY (November 26, 2014) – Dr. Beth Fox, professor and director of graduate medical education in the Department of Family Medicine at East Tennessee State University’s Quillen College of Medicine, was recently installed as the new president of the Tennessee Academy of Family Physicians during the annual assembly in Gatlinburg.

The TNAFP supports and advocates for Tennessee family physicians as leaders and providers of quality, comprehensive, patient-centered medical care.

In her role as president, Fox will oversee the work of various committees and the administration of TNAFP programs. The medical specialty association has a membership of 2,500 family physicians, family medicine residents and medical students throughout Tennessee.

Two others in Quillen’s Department of Family Medicine were elected to leadership positions within the state organization as well.

Dr. Peggy Sue Cavitt, a Quillen graduate and assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine, was elected as the alternate director for the women constituent group on the TNAFP Board of Directors.

Dr. Jason Pizzola, a third-year resident at the Kingsport Family Medicine Residency Program, was elected alternate director for District 11, representing resident physicians on the TNAFP Board of Directors.

Just last month, Dr. Reid Blackwelder, medical student education director in the Department of Family Medicine and past president of the TNAFP, completed his term as president of the national Academy of Family Physicians and is now the chairman of the board of directors at the national level.

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