The Great Physician

Obstetrician Bruce Beyer, MD, began collecting and learning how to perform with ventriloquist figures while a medical student.

Strong female role models, rare hobby helped shape Beyer

When Bruce Beyer, MD, was a teenager, his grandmother stitched a needlepoint scene of a deer by a woodland stream that she gave him with explicit instructions to “hang it in his doctor’s office.”

David Taber, MD, spends most of his clinical time in the radiology reading room, working with residents and students and interpreting images.

Radiologist Taber thrives on teaching, diagnostic challenges

David Taber, MD, has practiced radiology for more than 40 years, with the first half of his career spent in private practice and the second half at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In addition to his clinical practice within the musculoskeletal and emergency radiology section of the Department of Radiology, Taber serves as an assistant director of the diagnostic radiology residency program.

Research, patient care drive Emergency Medicine’s Collins

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.

Stallworth’s Johns draws on broad background

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.

Neurology’s Davis blends modesty, clinical excellence

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

VUMC’s Price thrives on building, nurturing lasting relationships

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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