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May 2, 2019

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Support the Medical Foundation of Nashville During the Big Payback Today!

The Big Payback is your annual opportunity to give back to the nonprofit organizations that keep Nashville going strong. The 2019 event is today, Thursday, May 2. Please consider making an online donation to the Medical Foundation of Nashville today. 
The Big Payback - May 2

Member Event Featuring Commissioner Lisa Piercey, MD - Tuesday, May 21

The Nashville Academy of Medicine and the Williamson County Medical Society will host a combined meeting on Tuesday, May 21, to welcome the Tennessee Department of Health’s new commissioner, Lisa Piercey, MD. Click here to learn more and register.
Lisa Piercey

Tickets Are on Sale Now for NAM Night at the Sounds - Thursday, Aug. 1

Join the Nashville Academy of Medicine for an evening of baseball, food, and fun with your colleagues and family as we watch the Nashville Sounds take on the El Paso Chihuahuas!  You’ll find us in the Vanderbilt Picnic Place with the Nashville Dental Society so everyone can mix, mingle, and move around! Residents, fellows, medical students, and children will receive an additional discount.

$25 NAM Members – Practicing & Retired ($44 value!)
$20 Residents, Fellows, Medical Student Members, & Children of Member (17 & under)
Sponsored By:
First Tennessee Medical Private Banking SVMIC

Impact TMA Policy at the May 18 House of Delegates

A couple of NAM’s 31 physician delegate spots are vacant for TMA House of Delegates on Saturday, May 18, in Franklin, TN. The House of Delegates gives physicians from across the state an opportunity to gather as a professional group to develop policies that affect the practice of medicine and the delivery of patient care. Policy positions developed by the House of Delegates provide a basis for TMA's legislative priorities. If you are interested in serving in the House of Delegates, please contact Rebecca Leslie at

TMA Leadership Applications, Nominations Due by May 15

The John Ingram Institute for Physician Leadership is accepting applications and nominations for its 2019-2020 Leadership Immersion Program. Applications are due by May 15 to be considered. The program offers a foundational training in teamwork, collaboration, conflict resolution, time management, delegation, media relations and advocacy. The program has a nationally recognized faculty. Tuition is only $1,000 because TMA underwrites 80 to 90 percent of the cost. For more information about the program, click here or email

Reminder: TN Professional Privilege Tax Is Due June 1

Tennessee law requires every physician with an active license from the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners (BME) or Board of Osteopathic Examination (BOE) to pay a professional privilege tax by June 1 of each year to the State of Tennessee Department of Revenue. Physicians may not receive a reminder from the licensing board, and only those who have previously signed up for email reminders will receive them from the Department of Revenue.

Annual Episodes Design Feedback Session Is Tuesday, May 21

TennCare is hosting their annual episodes feedback session for stakeholders to share successes, ask questions and recommend changes to improve episode design. The feedback session will be live-streamed across the state, and participants may share their feedback at all six locations: Nashville, Johnson City, Jackson, Knoxville, Memphis and Chattanooga.

Thank you to
our sponsors:
Burke Financial Group, LLC
2019 Board of Directors:
  • M. Kevin Smith, MD
    Board Chair
  • V. Seenu Reddy, MD
  • Robin Williams, MD
  • Richard Soper, MD
    Secretary / Treasurer
  • Michael Beckham, MD
  • George "Trey" Lee, MD
  • Rodney Lewis, MD
  • Jim Powers, MD
  • Adrian Rodriguez, MD
  • Gregg Shepard, 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 Membership and Grants

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Medical Foundation
of Nashville online:
Nashville Academy of Medicine
3301 West End Ave, Suite 100 | Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 712-6236 | Fax (615) 712-6247 |

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