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Rishabh Shah

Rishabh Shah joins CHI surgical group

Rishabh Shah, MD, has joined CHI Memorial Surgical Associates.

Shah earned his medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia, South Carolina. He completed an internship at the University of Washington in Seattle and a general surgery residency at the Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston, Florida. Shah continued his education with an advanced gastrointestinal and minimally invasive surgery fellowship, also at Cleveland Clinic Florida. In addition to general surgery, he will offer weight loss surgery to patients through CHI Memorial Metabolic and Bariatric Care.

CHI Memorial Surgical Associates specializes in minimally invasive laparoscopic, robotic-assisted and traditional general surgery.


Warren & Griffin adds four professionals

The Chattanooga law firm of Warren & Griffin, which specializes in personal injury and Social Security disability coverage, has hired four new professionals to serve its expanding client base.

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Warren & Griffin adds 4 professionals

Becca Royse has joined the firm as a litigation paralegal. Royse received an associate's degree in public service (paralegal studies) from Horry Georgetown Community College and she previously worked at another downtown Chattanooga law firm for 12 years.

Amanda Duncan is joining the Social Security Disability practice. She graduated from University of Tennessee with a bachelor's degree in legal studies in 2005 and worked at another downtown law firm for almost 14 years.

Perry Poole has also joined the Warren & Griffin law firm family. Poole is a graduate of Hixson High School, class of 1978, and graduated from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. Poole has spent 36 years as a litigation legal assistant at several Chattanooga law firms.

Warren & Griffin also welcomed Sara Parris as a pre-litigation paralegal. Parris obtained her bachelor's degree from University of Tennessee in hotel and hospitality management.


Chattanooga native to head academics at Salem Academy

Chattanooga native Daniel Prosterman, an associate professor of history and race and ethnicity studies, has accepted the position of interim vice president for academic and student affairs and dean of the college at Salem College in North Carolina.

"Since his arrival at Salem College in 2008, Professor Prosterman has served Salem and our students with dedication and distinction," said Susan Henking, Interim President of Salem Academy and College. "He has served as the director of the college's general education program—the Salem Impact Core Curriculum—and the program in race and ethnicity studies, developing core curricula that prepare Salem students to change the world. In addition to his teaching, he has demonstrated his commitment to our students by directing independent research projects, supervising internships, and guiding students through the graduate school application process."

Born and raised in Chattanooga, Prosterman attended the Chattanooga School for the Arts & Sciences.


Matt Herndon to lead U.S. Xpress unit

U.S. Xpress Enterprises Inc. , the nation's fifth largest asset-based truckload carrier by revenue, announced an organizational update within the company's primary service offerings with the appointment of Matt Herndon as president of dedicated services.

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U.S. Xpress Chief Operating Officer Matt Herndon speaks at the U.S. Xpress Tunnel Hill facility before a tour showcasing the Professional Driver Development program on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019 in Tunnel Hill, Ga.

Previously serving in the role of the chief operating officer for the company's subsidiary, U.S. Xpress Inc., Herndon has played a vital role in improving safety fleet-wide, implementing new processes for driver recruiting, eliminating waste and friction from operational processes and setting the foundation for growth.

"Thanks in large part to Matt's efforts, we're seeing positive results from our strategic initiatives throughout the company," said Eric Fuller, president and CEO of U.S. Xpress. "I believe his leadership and drive are exactly what we need to take our dedicated services division to the next level."


Tennessee Medical Association elects officers for 2020-21

The Tennessee Medical Association has elected a new slate of officers for the 2020-21 term during its recent board of trustees meeting.

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John McCarley, MD, of Chattanooga, was re-elected as secretary treasurer. Dr. McCarley is a nephrologist with Nephrology Associates in Chattanooga and is affiliated with numerous hospitals in the Chattanooga area, including Parkridge Medical Center, CHI Memorial Hospital, Erlanger Medical Center and the University of Tennessee Medical Center. He has served as TMA secretary treasurer for the last two years.

The physicians' terms expire in November 2021.

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