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About Us

University General Surgeons, P.C.     

University General Surgeons, P.C. (UGS) provides elective and emergency general surgical services for patients at the University of Tennessee Medical Center (UTMC) in Knoxville, Tennessee. Elective (scheduled) general surgical services can be arranged by scheduling a consult appointment in our clinic with one of our nine double board certified surgeons. Elective procedures can be scheduled as an outpatient or inpatient surgery, dependent upon the nature of the procedure. In addition, UGS surgeons are also on call to provide expert care to the regions only Level 1 Trauma Center as well as emergency (unscheduled) general surgical services, such as acute appendicitis or bowel perforations.

History     

UGS was formed in 1994 to provide care for the residents of East Tennessee. Since that time we have grown to a team of nine physicians and a number of midlevel practitioners who serve the needs of both critically injured and general surgery patients.

Physicians

 Daley 

Brian J. Daley, M.D. , MBA, FACS, FCCP, CNSP

 

BS: Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

MBA: University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

MD: Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA

Internship: General Surgery, New Orleans, LA

Residency: General Surgery, New Orleans, LA and Cooperstown, NY

Fellowship: NIH Research Fellow, Department of Orthopedics,

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA; Hyperalimentation and Clinical Surgery, New England Deaconess Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; Trauma, Southern New Jersey Regional Trauma Center, Cooper Hospital, University Medical Center, Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine – UMDNJ, Camden, NJ; Surgical Critical Care, Department of Surgery, Cooper Hospital, University Medical Center, Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine – UMDNJ, Camden, NJ

Board Certified: General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, Certified Nutritional Support Physician

Joined UGS: 1994

 Nickloes 

Todd A. Nickloes, DO, FACOS, FACS

 

BS: Ohio Northern University, ADA, OH

DO: Ohio University, Athens, OH

Internship: Transitional, Grandview Hospital & Medical Center, Ohio University, Dayton, OH

Residency: General Surgery, Grandview Hospital & Medical Center, Ohio University, Dayton, OH

Fellowship: Surgical Critical Care, University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, TN

Board Certified: General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

Joined UGS: 2003

 Taylor 

Dana A. Taylor, MD, FACS

 

BS: State University of New York at Albany, Albany, NY

MD: Ross University School of Medicine, Edison, NJ

Internship: General Surgery, University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, TN

Residency: General Surgery, University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, TN

Fellowship: Surgical Critical Care, University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, TN

Board Certified: General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

Joined UGS: 2004

 Lawson 

Christy M. Lawson, MD, FACS

 

MD: Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA

Internship: General Surgery, University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, TN

Residency: General Surgery, University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, TN

Fellowship: Surgical Critical Care, University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, TN

Board Certified: General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, Physician Nutrition Specialist

Joined UGS: 2011

 Smith 

Lou M. Smith, MD, FACS

 

MD: University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL

Residency: General Surgery, Louisiana State University Affiliated Hospitals, LA

Fellowship: Thoracic Surgery, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois; Critical Care, University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, TN

Board Certified: General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

Joined UGS: 2004

 Bollig 

Reagan Bollig, MD

 

BS: Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

MD: College of Medicine, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL

Residency: General Surgery, Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston Salem, NC

Fellowship: Surgical Critical Care, University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, TN

Board Certified: General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

Joined UGS: 2013

 Goodin 

James Goodin, MD, FACS

 

BS: University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

MD: College of Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN

Internship: General Surgery, Erlanger Hospital, University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga, TN

Residency: General Surgery, Erlanger Hospital, University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga, TN

Fellowship: Surgical Critical Care, Erlanger Hospital, University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga, TN

Board Certified: General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

Joined UGS: 2013

 Roberts 

R. Frank Roberts, Jr., MD, FACS

 

BS: Auburn University, Auburn, AL

MD: University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL

Internship: Family Practice, University of Alabama Hospitals, Birmingham, AL; General Surgery, University of South Alabama Medical Center, Mobile, AL

Residency: Family Practice, University of Alabama Hospitals, Birmingham, AL; General Surgery, University of South Alabama Medical Center, Mobile, AL

Fellowship: Trauma Surgery and Critical Care, University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville, TN

Board Certified: General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

Joined UGS: 2015

  

C. Lindsay McKnight, MD

 

BS: Emory & Henry, Emory, Virginia

MD: East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee

Internship & Residency: General Surgery, Greenville Health System, Greenville, South Carolina

Fellowship: Surgical Critical Care, University of Hawaii, Manoa, Hawaii

Board Certified: General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

Joined UGS: 2015