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  12:02 a.m. May 19, 2013
Former Knoxville man installed as TMA President

christopher e youngNASHVILLE, TN – Christopher E. Young, MD, a Chattanooga anesthesiologist, was installed as the 159th president of the Tennessee Medical Association during the recent annual TMA House of Delegates meeting in Nashville.

As the TMA’s president, Dr. Young will serve on the TMA Board of Trustees, which is responsible for the direction and implementation of Association activities between sessions of the House of Delegates, the Association’s governing body. He will also serve as the public spokesman and official representative for the TMA’s nearly 8,000 physician members.

A delegate to the TMA from Chattanooga‐Hamilton County Medical Society since 2006, Dr. Young was elected to the TMA Board of Trustees in 2007 and served on the Executive Committee as treasurer in 2009. He also serves on the CHCMS Board of Directors. He is a past president of the Tennessee Society of Anesthesiologists, where he also served on the Legislative Committee and as chair of TAPAC, TSA’s political action committee. Dr. Young also served as a delegate to the American Society of Anesthesiologists House of Delegates.

Board certified in anesthesiology with specialized training in cardiovascular anesthesia and pain management, he received board certification in Pain Management in 1993. Dr. Young is a former assistant professor of anesthesiology at the SUNY Health Science Center in Syracuse, NY and a former member of the Medical Executive Committee at Parkridge Medical Center. Previous awards include the Robert D. Dripps, MD, Memorial Award for Outstanding Graduate Resident in Anesthesiology in 1989.

Dr. Young is a founding board member of the Signal Mountain based American Haitian Foundation and is responsible for establishing the first solar/wind powered school in Haiti. Active in surgical mission work in Central and South America for two decades, he led a surgical team to Haiti immediately following the devastating earthquake in January 2010.

Practicing at Erlanger Medical Center with Anesthesiology Consultants Exchange in Chattanooga, Dr. Young graduated from Webb School in Knoxville and from the University of Tennessee‐Knoxville with honors. He received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC.

The Tennessee Medical Association is the state’s largest physician organization.

Published May 19, 2013

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