Laura E. Witherspoon, MD, FACS

Dr Witherspoon

Dr. Witherspoon, board certified through the American Board of Surgery (ABS) and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), specializes in breast surgery. Dr. Witherspoon joined University Surgical Associates in 1997.

Dr. Witherspoon has office hours at USA’s Gunbarrel Road Office at Erlanger East on Tuesdays (8 – 11:30 am and 1– 4 pm),  Wednesday (9:30 am – noon), and 1st and 3rd Fridays (1 – 4 pm). Dr. Witherspoon performs surgery at Erlanger Hospital, Plaza Surgery Center at Erlanger, CHI Memorial Hospital, Parkridge Hospital, and Erlanger East Hospital.

Dr. Witherspoon is an associate professor in surgery, Department of Surgery, for the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga.

Education

Undergraduate (1977 – 1981)
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
Magna Cum Laude
Bachelor of Arts, Molecular Biology

Graduate (1981 – 1985)
Vanderbilt University
School of Medicine
Nashville, TN
Medical Degree

Internship (1985 – 1986)
General Surgery
Univ. of California, San Francisco
Fresno-Central San Joaquin Valley
Medical Education Program
Fresno, CA

Residency (1986 – 1990)
General Surgery
Univ. of California, San Francisco
Fresno-Central San Joaquin Valley
Medical Education Program
Fresno, CA

Certifications

American Board of Surgery, 1991
ABS Recertification, 2009,
Medical License – Tennessee, 1994

Military Service

Active Duty
US Air Force
Staff general surgeon
645th Medical Group/SGHS
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
Dayton, OH
1990 – 1994

Academic Appointments

1997 – present
Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery
UT College of Medicine
Chattanooga, TN

1992 – 1994
Asst. Clinical Professor of Surgery
Uniformed University of the Health Sciences
Bethesda, MD

1992 – 1994
Assistant Clinical Prof. of Surgery
Wright State University
Dayton, OH

1991 – 1992
Clinical Instructor in Surgery
Wright State University
Dayton, OH

Community Service

American Cancer Society
Chattanooga Area Board Member
Mid-South Division Board Member

Professional Organizations

Fellow and Governor, American College of Surgeons; Association of Women Surgeons; Chattanooga & Hamilton County Medical Society; Tennessee Medical Association; Chattanooga Regional Oncology Association; American Society of Breast Surgeons

Laura E. Witherspoon,
MD, FACS

Dr Witherspoon

Dr. Witherspoon, board certified through the American Board of Surgery (ABS) and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), specializes in breast surgery. Dr. Witherspoon joined University Surgical Associates in 1997.

Dr. Witherspoon has office hours at USA’s Gunbarrel Road Office at Erlanger East on Tuesdays (8 – 11:30 am and 1– 4 pm),  Wednesday (9:30 am – noon), and 1st and 3rd Fridays (1 – 4 pm). Dr. Witherspoon performs surgery at Erlanger Hospital, Plaza Surgery Center at Erlanger, CHI Memorial Hospital, Parkridge Hospital, and Erlanger East Hospital.

Dr. Witherspoon is an associate professor in surgery, Department of Surgery, for the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga.

Education

Undergraduate (1977 – 1981)
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
Magna Cum Laude
Bachelor of Arts, Molecular Biology

Graduate (1981 – 1985)
Vanderbilt University
School of Medicine
Nashville, TN
Medical Degree

Internship (1985 – 1986)
General Surgery
Univ. of California, San Francisco
Fresno-Central San Joaquin Valley
Medical Education Program
Fresno, CA

Residency (1986 – 1990)
General Surgery
Univ. of California, San Francisco
Fresno-Central San Joaquin Valley
Medical Education Program
Fresno, CA

Certifications

American Board of Surgery, 1991
ABS Recertification, 2009,
Medical License – Tennessee, 1994

Academic Appointments

1997 – present
Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery
UT College of Medicine
Chattanooga, TN

1992 – 1994
Asst. Clinical Professor of Surgery
Uniformed University of the Health Sciences
Bethesda, MD

1992 – 1994
Assistant Clinical Prof. of Surgery
Wright State University
Dayton, OH

1991 – 1992
Clinical Instructor in Surgery
Wright State University
Dayton, OH

Military Service

Active Duty
US Air Force
Staff general surgeon
645th Medical Group/SGHS
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
Dayton, OH
1990 – 1994

Community Service

American Cancer Society
Chattanooga Area Board Member
Mid-South Division Board Member

Professional Organizations

Fellow and Governor, American College of Surgeons; Association of Women Surgeons; Chattanooga & Hamilton County Medical Society; Tennessee Medical Association; Chattanooga Regional Oncology Association; American Society of Breast Surgeons