Faculty and staff

Smoot, Duane

Duane Smoot, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.G., A.G.A.F.

Chair and Professor
Internal Medicine
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6277
Email: dsmoot@mmc.edu

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Executive Departmental Faculty

Dr. Epps

A. Cherrie Epps, Ph.D. 

Internal Medicine
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.5935
Email: acepps@mmc.edu

Senior Management


Marquetta L. Faulkner, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.P., F.A.S.N.

Acting Senior Vice President for Health Affairs, and Interim Dean, School of Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6204
Email: mfaulkner@mmc.edu

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Monique M. Forskin-Bennerman,  M.D., F.A.C.P.

Assistant Professor Internal Medicine; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and Clerkship Director
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6277
Email: mbennerman@mmc.edu


Richmond A. Akatue, M.D., M.S.C.I., F.A.C.P.

Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education; Residency Director
Internal Medicine
School: Medicine

Office Phone: 615.327.6611

Appointments: 615.327.6348
Email: internalmedicine@mmc.edu

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Dr. Dharapuram Venugopal

Dharapuram Venugopal, M.D.

Associate Professor and Associate Vice-Chair for VA Affiliations
Internal Medicine
School: Medicine

Phone: 615.327.6277

Roland Jones

Roland E. Jones, M.P.A., M.B.A.

Interim Associate Dean of Finance
School of Medicine Dean's Office
School: Medicine



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