Robert A. Maxwell, MD, FACS

Dr. Maxwell, board certified through the American Board of Surgery (ABS) and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), specializes in advanced general surgical problems with special interest in gallbladder conditions, hernia surgery, and diverticulitis. He is part of a six-member team of acute care surgeons at Erlanger Medical Center providing high acuity care for the region’s sickest and most difficult surgery patients requiring ICU hospitalization. Dr. Maxwell joined University Surgical Associates in 1999.

Dr. Maxwell has office hours at the Erlanger Medical Mall on Monday (1 – 4 pm) and Thursday (1 – 4 pm), and performs surgery at Erlanger Hospital.

Dr. Maxwell is a Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, for the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga.

Nurse: Meghan Mounce, BSN, RN
Contact: (423) 757-0720

Education

Undergraduate (1988)
College of William and Mary
Williamsburg, VA
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry

Graduate (1992)
Medical College of Virginia
Richmond, VA
Medical Degree

Internship (1992 – 1993)
General Surgery
Eastern Virginia, Graduate School of Med.
Norfolk, VA

Residency (1992 – 1997)
General Surgery
Eastern Virginia, Graduate School of Med.
Norfolk, VA

Fellowship (1997 – 1999)
Trauma Surgery/Critical Care
University of Tennessee
Memphis, TN

Certifications

ABS (General Surgery), Rectified 2018
ABS (Surgical Critical Care), Rectified 2019
Medical License – Tennessee, 2000

Honors & Awards

Resident Teaching Award (2012)

Resident Teaching Award (2006)

Eunice Baxter Award for Outstanding Dedication and Devotion to Quality Patient Care (1997)

Pharmacia & Upjohn Achievement Award for Excellence in Medicine, Outstanding Chief Resident Department of Surgery (1997)

Academic Appointments

2010 – present
Professor of Surgery
Department of Surgery
UT College of Medicine
Chattanooga, TN

2004 – present
Program Director
Surgical Critical Care Fellowship
UT College of Medicine
Chattanooga, TN

2004 – 2010
Associate Professor of Surgery
Department of Surgery
UT College of Medicine
Chattanooga, TN

1999 – 2004
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Department of Surgery
UT College of Medicine
Chattanooga, TN

1998 – 1999
Instructor, General Surgery
UT College of Medicine
Memphis, TN

Professional Organizations

American College of Surgeons, Fellow; American Board of Surgery, Certifying Exam Review Committee; Southern Surgical Association, Program Committee; Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Member; American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Multi-Center Trials Committee; Surgical Critical Care Program Directors Society, Board of Executives; Siskin Rehabilitation Hospital, Board of Trustees Member; Ad hoc Reviewer, American Surgeon

Robert A. Maxwell, MD, FACS

Dr. Maxwell, board certified through the American Board of Surgery (ABS) and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), specializes in advanced general surgical problems with special interest in gallbladder conditions, hernia surgery, and diverticulitis. He is part of a six-member team of acute care surgeons at Erlanger Medical Center providing high acuity care for the region’s sickest and most difficult surgery patients requiring ICU hospitalization. Dr. Maxwell joined University Surgical Associates in 1999.

Dr. Maxwell has office hours at the Erlanger Medical Mall on Monday (1 – 4 pm) and Thursday (1 – 4 pm), and performs surgery at Erlanger Hospital.

Dr. Maxwell is a Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, for the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga.

Nurse: Meghan Mounce, BSN, RN
Contact: (423) 757-0720

Education

Undergraduate (1988)
College of William and Mary
Williamsburg, VA
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry

Graduate (1992)
Medical College of Virginia
Richmond, VA
Medical Degree

Internship (1992 – 1993)
General Surgery
Eastern Virginia, Graduate School of Med.
Norfolk, VA

Residency (1992 – 1997)
General Surgery
Eastern Virginia, Graduate School of Med.
Norfolk, VA

Fellowship (1997 – 1999)
Trauma Surgery/Critical Care
University of Tennessee
Memphis, TN

Certifications

ABS (General Surgery), Rectified 2018
ABS (Surgical Critical Care), Rectified 2019
Medical License – Tennessee, 2000

Honors & Awards

Resident Teaching Award (2012)

Resident Teaching Award (2006)

Eunice Baxter Award for Outstanding Dedication and Devotion to Quality Patient Care (1997)

Pharmacia & Upjohn Achievement Award for Excellence in Medicine, Outstanding Chief Resident Department of Surgery (1997)

Academic Appointments

2010 – present
Professor of Surgery
Department of Surgery
UT College of Medicine
Chattanooga, TN

2004 – present
Program Director
Surgical Critical Care Fellowship
UT College of Medicine
Chattanooga, TN

2004 – 2010
Associate Professor of Surgery
Department of Surgery
UT College of Medicine
Chattanooga, TN

1999 – 2004
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Department of Surgery
UT College of Medicine
Chattanooga, TN

1998 – 1999
Instructor, General Surgery
UT College of Medicine
Memphis, TN

Professional Organizations

American College of Surgeons, Fellow; American Board of Surgery, Certifying Exam Review Committee; Southern Surgical Association, Program Committee; Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Member; American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Multi-Center Trials Committee; Surgical Critical Care Program Directors Society, Board of Executives; Siskin Rehabilitation Hospital, Board of Trustees Member; Ad hoc Reviewer, American Surgeon