Scott Steinmann, MD, has joined the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Medicine in Chattanooga as chair and professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Steinmann will also continue his own high volume complex shoulder and elbow medical practice at the Erlanger Orthopedic Institute.

An internationally recognized orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Steinmann joins the UTHSC College of Medicine in Chattanooga and the Erlanger Health System after serving more than 20 years with the Mayo Clinic, where he was professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. He begins his role at UTHSC in October.

In his role as chair, Dr. Steinmann will serve as the chief executive academic officer, and will be responsible for the educational programs, including the graduate, residency, continuing medical education, research efforts, public service, and the patient care programs within the Department of Orthopedic Surgery.

"We are fortunate to have been able to recruit Dr. Steinmann," said R. Bruce Shack, MD, dean of the UTHSC College of Medicine in Chattanooga. "The department has been under excellent leadership under the direction of Dr. Richard Alvarez, who has been the chair for the past decade. The role Dr. Steinmann will play will be critical in the continued growth of the Orthopedic Department, which is one of our strongest departments here in Chattanooga.

The College of Medicine in Chattanooga is affiliated with Erlanger Health System, which serves as its primary clinical training site.


Thinking Media names Johnson as chief of staff

Chattanooga-based Thinking Media has appointed Kirby Johnson as its first chief of staff.

A Memphis native, Johnson moved to the Chattanooga area three years ago from Atlanta where she attended Agnes Scott College and Georgia Institute of Technology earning her MBA. With more than a decade of professional experience, she has also accumulated knowledge in a variety of roles previously that will be useful in the Thinking Media environment.

Johnson will work with the President and Chief Executive Officer Sheila Boyington to assist in the expanding adoptions of Learning Blade STEM and Computer Science career awareness system across multiple states. Additionally she will support other Thinking Media endeavors, such as the Million Women Mentors movement and the recently announced Tennessee Chamber project TN-CAPS (Tennessee Career Awareness and Preparation System).


NRC names Hamman to oversee Watts Bar

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has named Wesley Deschaine as the NRC senior resident inspector at the Watts Bar Nuclear Power Plant near Spring City, Tennessee.

Deschaine joins Resident Inspector Jeff Hamman at the two-unit plant, which is operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority. Deschaine joined the NRC in 2007 as a reliability and risk analyst in the agency's Office of New Reactors and was transferred to the Region II office in Atlanta in 2009 as a project engineer for the TVA projects branch and worked as a resident inspector at TVA's Sequoyah nuclear plant from 2011 to 2018.

Prior to joining the NRC, Deschaine worked as a reliability engineer for Lockheed Martin's Missiles and Fire Control Division in Orlando, Florida after graduating from the University of Central Florida.


Office Furniture Warehouse names business manager

Ava Moore has joined the Office Furniture Warehouse team as business manager. She has worked for over two decades in administrative leadership roles in the non-profit, broadcasting and B2B sectors.

"We're thrilled to have such a wealth of knowledge enter our administrative team," said Mark Kleiner, CFO at Office Furniture Warehouse. "Ava brings an exceptional, solution-oriented set of skills and values to the table."


Goddard joins Galen Dermatology

Allison Goddard, M.D., FAAD has joined Galen Dermatology.

Dr. Goddard is board certified by The American Board of Dermatology. She completed her dermatology residency training at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, IL where she served as chief resident. She also completed a clinical fellowship in Cutaneous Oncology at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, where she subsequently held a faculty position as Associate Physician in Dermatology and was director of the Brigham Dermatology Bullous Disease Clinic. During her time in Boston she also held an academic appointment as Instructor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School and enjoyed teaching medical students and residents as well as publishing her research in peer-reviewed medical journals such as JAMA Dermatology and the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.


Asma S. Khan Joins Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology

Asma S. Khan, M.D. has joined the Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology at Galen.

Dr. Khan comes with over 20 years of experience. As an endocrinologist in Chattanooga, Khan is dedicated to the diagnoses, treatment, and management of endocrine disorders, or those affecting the body's secretion of hormones such as thyroid problems or diabetes. She completed Medical School at Rawalpindi Medical College, residency at the University of Tennessee of Medicine at Chattanooga and a fellowship at University of Missouri-Columbia.

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