June 21, 2002

Lovvorn named 2002 Distinguished Alumnus

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Dr. H. Newton Lovvorn Jr., assistant clinical professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, was named the 2002 Distinguished Alumnus by the Lonnie S. Burnett Vanderbilt Ob-Gyn Society of Vanderbilt University Medical Center at the society’s 14th annual meeting in Destin, Fla.

Lovvorn attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and as a senior medical student did an externship at Nashville General Hospital where he delivered more than 200 babies. He received his medical degree in May 1963.

After an internship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Lovvorn came back to Nashville in 1964 where he began his three-year residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Vanderbilt.

Lovvorn spent two years as a captain in the U.S. Air Force and was stationed at Forbes Air Force Base in Topeka, Kan. Immediately after his discharge he began his private practice in Nashville. In the years since, he has spent many hours teaching residents in the Vanderbilt Ob-Gyn residency-training program. He received the Everette Clayton Memorial-Teaching Award in 1975 and 1992.

Lovvorn has served the medical community as chief of staff at Baptist Hospital, president of the South Central Ob-Gyn Society, the Nashville Ob-Gyn Society, the Tennessee Ob-Gyn Society and the Lonnie S. Burnett Vanderbilt Ob-Gyn Society.