John C. Huggins, MD, FACS

Dr Huggins

Dr. John Huggins is a general surgeon who specializes in general and breast surgery.

Dr. Huggins is experienced in breast conservation surgery and mastectomy; sentinel node biopsies and nodal dissection; stereotactic and ultrasound guided biopsies. He is also trained in general surgery such as gallbladder disease, hernia repair using advanced laparoscopy and abdominal surgery.

He is seeing patients at the USA Gunbarrel office on Monday (1-4 pm), Wednesday (1-4 pm), and Friday (8:30-11:30 am). He also performs surgery at Erlanger and Erlanger East.

Nurse: Mel Mitchell, RN
Phone: (423) 602-8053

USA Hernia Center

Dr. Huggins offers hernia surgery through the USA Hernia Center. At our hernia center, we offer a collaborative approach to improve the quality of care for hernia patients.

LEARN ABOUT THE USA HERNIA CENTER

Education

Undergraduate (1999 – 2003)
University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology

Graduate (2007 – 2011)
University of Alabama School of Medicine
Birmingham, AL
Medical Degree

Residency (2012 – 2015)
General Surgery
University of Tennessee Department of Surgery
Chattanooga, TN

Fellowship (2015 – 2017)
General Surgery
University of Tennessee
Chattanooga, TN

Certifications

Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery – 2014
United States Medical Licensing Exam Step 3 – 2013
ATLS Instructor Course – 2013
Advanced Trauma Life Support Provider – 2011
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support – 2011
Basic Life Support – 2011
United States Medical Licensing Exam Step 2 – 2010
United States Medical Licensing Exam Step 1 – 2009

Academic Appointments

Dr. Huggins is an assistant professor, Department of Surgery, University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga.

Honors & Awards

Administrative Chief Resident
2016 – 2017

American College of Surgeons, Tennessee Chapter
Surgical Jeopardy  Winner – 2016

Finalist, Short Term Research, UAB Medical Student Research Day – 2008

Robert Lee White Scholarship recipient,
University of Alabama School of Medicine – 2008

Commendation Letter, Introduction to Clinical Medicine, University of Alabama School of Medicine – 2007

Professional Organizations

American College of Surgeons and Southeastern Surgical College

John C. Huggins,
MD, FACS

Dr Huggins

Dr. John Huggins is a general surgeon who specializes in general and breast surgery.

Dr. Huggins is experienced in breast conservation surgery and mastectomy; sentinel node biopsies and nodal dissection; stereotactic and ultrasound guided biopsies. He is also trained in general surgery such as gallbladder disease, hernia repair using advanced laparoscopy and abdominal surgery.

He is seeing patients at the USA Gunbarrel office on Monday (1-4 pm), Wednesday (1-4 pm), and Friday (8:30-11:30 am). He also performs surgery at Erlanger and Erlanger East.

Nurse: Mel Mitchell, RN
Phone: (423) 602-8053

USA Hernia Center

Dr. Huggins offers hernia surgery through the USA Hernia Center. At our hernia center, we offer a collaborative approach to improve the quality of care for hernia patients.

LEARN ABOUT THE USA HERNIA CENTER

Education

Undergraduate (1999 – 2003)
University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology

Graduate (2007 – 2011)
University of Alabama School of Medicine
Birmingham, AL
Medical Degree

Residency (2012 – 2015)
General Surgery
University of Tennessee Department of Surgery
Chattanooga, TN

Fellowship (2015 – 2017)
General Surgery
University of Tennessee
Chattanooga, TN

Certifications

Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery – 2014
United States Medical Licensing Exam Step 3 – 2013
ATLS Instructor Course – 2013
Advanced Trauma Life Support Provider – 2011
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support – 2011
Basic Life Support – 2011
United States Medical Licensing Exam Step 2 – 2010
United States Medical Licensing Exam Step 1 – 2009

Academic Appointments

Dr. Huggins is an assistant professor, Department of Surgery, University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga.

Honors & Awards

Administrative Chief Resident
2016 – 2017

American College of Surgeons, Tennessee Chapter
Surgical Jeopardy  Winner – 2016

Finalist, Short Term Research, UAB Medical Student Research Day – 2008

Robert Lee White Scholarship recipient,
University of Alabama School of Medicine – 2008

Commendation Letter, Introduction to Clinical Medicine, University of Alabama School of Medicine – 2007

Professional Organizations

American College of Surgeons and Southeastern Surgical College