NAM's new historical timeline celebrates 200 years of doctors in Nashville.
NAM's new historical timeline celebrates 200 years of doctors in Nashville.
NAM News - July 28, 2021
In This Issue

NAM Unveils 200th Historical Timeline!

Physicians have a rich history in Middle Tennessee, and we are honored to be able to display this in a virtual way for all to access and enjoy! New technologies have given us the ability to display our history and share from books, letters, maps, newspapers, and more, dating back to our founding on March 5, 1821. 
Visit to view our historical timeline including 255 timeline points of NAM's history and the impact that physicians have made in Nashville and Middle Tennessee over 200 years. 

Join Us for Our Resident and Student Social on Aug. 5!

Do you want to learn how to get involved in organized medicine, from the local to the national level? Or, do you just want to know more about the Nashville Academy of Medicine (NAM) and free membership for medical students and residents? Join NAM and medical students, residents and fellow leaders from Nashville for all of the above, drinks and light hors d’oeuvres on Thursday, Aug. 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Thank you to our host and Presenting Sponsor – Kenect Nashville! We will be gathering on their beautiful, private outdoor amenity deck with sunset views. Click here for a short video about the great Kenect property in Midtown!

Meet Our Newest Team Members

We have been growing over the past six months while adding ways to serve our members, volunteers and patients, and we wanted to be sure you knew about the new faces in our office! We are thrilled to welcome the following three members to the NAM and MFN teams.

COVID-19 Fatality Review Program

The Office of the State Chief Medical Examiner has created a COVID-19 Fatality Review Program to facilitate the review of death certificates in fatalities which might be due or related to infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The Federal Emergency Management Agency recently received funding to reimburse families for funeral expenses in COVID-related deaths if the death certificate lists the diagnosis. Families seeking review and amendment of death certificates may have already contacted physicians with whom you work. The COVID-19 Fatality Review Program will request and review relevant medical records and amend the death certificate in qualifying cases, sparing busy clinicians this sometimes burdensome administrative task and enabling families to collect benefits when appropriate.

Reach the COVID-19 fatality review coordinator at or at 615-772-3789 during normal business hours.
Thank you to
our sponsors:
Burke Financial Group, LLC
Board of Directors:
  • Robin Williams, MD -
    Board Chair
  • Nicole Schlechter, MD - President
  • Gregg Shepard, MD - President-Elect
  • Michael Beckham, MD - Secretary/Treasurer
  • David Duong, MD
  • Laura Lawson, MD
  • George "Trey" Lee, MD
  • James Powers, MD  
  • V. Seenu Reddy, MD
  • Adrian Rodriguez, MD
  • M. Kevin Smith, MD
  • Carl Willis, MD

Contact Us:
General Inquiries
Phone: (615) 712-6236  
Project Access Nashville 
Specialty Care
Phone: (615) 712-6237
Rebecca Leslie
Chief Executive Officer

Nikki Ringenberg
Senior Director of Development

Taylor Crawford
Director of Strategic Projects
and Operations

Kelly Smith
Director of Physician Engagement

Anastacia Volz
Director of Project Access Nashville Specialty Care
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