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Research, patient care drive Emergency Medicine’s Collins

Sep. 13, 2018—Sean Collins, MD, MSc, was no stranger to Vanderbilt University Medical Center when he was offered a faculty position in Emergency Medicine in 2011. A heart failure study that he was leading at the University of Cincinnati included faculty and patients from Vanderbilt.

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Stallworth’s Johns draws on broad background

Mar. 8, 2018—As a freshman at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Jeff Johns, MD, spotted someone practicing for cheerleader tryouts. Although he had never once tumbled in gymnastics or participated in cheerleading before, Johns asked her to teach him some basics.

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Neurology’s Davis blends modesty, clinical excellence

Feb. 8, 2018—Thomas “Tom” Davis, MD, enjoys archery when he’s not treating people with movement disorders.

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VUMC’s Price thrives on building, nurturing lasting relationships

Jan. 11, 2018—One of the greatest gifts of being an internal medicine physician is the long-term relationships developed with patients, and for Jan Price, MD, those relationships span generations of families.

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Pediatric cardiologist Johns thrives in many roles

Nov. 2, 2017—Pediatric cardiologist James Johns, M.D., relishes being a physician who wears many hats.

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It’s all about the patient for surgical oncologist Solórzano

Oct. 5, 2017—Surgical oncologist Carmen Solórzano, M.D., senses she has a reputation for being tough on residents. It doesn’t bother her.

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Empathy, adaptability, curiosity define Rice’s career

Aug. 31, 2017—Ten years ago Mark Rice, M.D.’s beloved Green Bay Packers were playing football against the Miami Dolphins, and he was in the stands with his parents and children. It was a hot day. A woman nearby went into a seizure, and Rice went to her aid.

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Shinohara’s life and career defined by curiosity

Aug. 3, 2017—Curiosity is the spark that has always energized and illuminated Eric Shinohara’s life — curiosity about the natural world, about other people and about how to help those individuals.

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Varied interests inspire Urologic Surgery’s Chang

May. 11, 2017—If a career in medicine hadn’t worked out for Sam Chang, he might have been a politician. As an undergraduate at Princeton University, Chang chose to major in politics instead of common premed majors such as biology or chemistry. That way, he would have the opportunity to take a spectrum of liberal arts classes, from psychology to sociology to anthropology.

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Pathologist Rauch relishes opportunities to help

Apr. 13, 2017—Pathologist Carol Rauch, M.D., Ph.D., likes being prepared.

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Geiger’s focus on the small details serves patients well

Feb. 16, 2017—Neat stacks of paper are lined up on the desk of Timothy Geiger, M.D., with each stack representing a challenge. For example, one sheet has a flow chart sketched on it — Geiger’s musing on ways to more efficiently use Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s (VUMC) operating rooms, matching the best locations with case types and surgical teams.

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Emergency Medicine’s Jones thrives on variety

Jan. 5, 2017—Last May, Ian Jones, M.D., associate professor of Emergency Medicine and executive medical director of Emergency Services at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, stopped in his tracks when news reports flashed about lava overflowing the crater lake at the summit of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii.

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