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Robert J. Jean, MD, FACS

Dr. Robert Jean is a board certified general surgeon who specializes in trauma and acute care surgery and advanced minimally invasive surgery, including robotic-assisted procedures. He joined University Surgical Associates in November 2017. 

He sees patients at the USA Medical Mall office on the campus of Erlanger Hospital.

Nurse: Octavia Ware, RN
Contact: (423) 757-0874


Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama
August 2001-December 2004
B.S. Microbiology December 2004
Magna Cum Laude

University of South Alabama COM
Mobile, Alabama
August 2005-May 2009
Doctor of Medicine

General Surgery
University of Tennessee College of MedicineChattanooga, Tennessee
July 2009-June 2010

General Surgery
University of Tennessee College of Medicine
Chattanooga, Tennessee
July 2010-June 2015

Surgical Critical Care
University of Tennessee College of Medicine
Chattanooga, Tennessee
January 2013-December 2013

Academic Appointments

Assistant professor with the Department of Surgery for the University of Tennessee College of Medicine at Chattanooga. November 2017- present

Christian Brothers University Physician Assistant Program, Adjunct Faculty, January 2017-present

Treatment of Traumatic Coagulopathy: TXA and PCC. LifeForce Monthly Education Seminar, Erlanger Hospital, Chattanooga, TN, August 14, 2013

 ECMO in Severe Intracranial Hemorrhage. Western Trauma Association Annual Meeting, Steamboat Springs, CO, March 6, 2014

Does Tranexamic Acid Work? Erlanger Trauma Symposium, Chattanooga, TN May 14, 2014

Three Approaches to the Operative Fixation of Traumatic Rib Fractures and Flail Chest. Tennessee Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Paris, TN, August 7-10, 2014

Surgical Jeopardy. American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress 2014, San Francisco, CA, October 29, 2014

ECMO in Adult Respiratory Failure. Erlanger Trauma Symposium, Chattanooga, TN, June 5, 2015


ATLS Instructor, issued July 2012

Extracorporeal Life Support Provider
ECLS Provider Course, Atlanta, Georgia
November 2013

American Board of Surgery Surgical Critical Care Certification, issued January, 2016

American Board of Surgery General Surgery Certification, issued January, 2016


Physician of the Month, May 2016, Saint Francis Hospital, Bartlett

Outstanding Clinical Preceptor Award, Christian Brothers University Physician Assistant Studies program, Academic Year 2016-2017

Professional Organizations: American College of Surgeons, Southern Surgical Congress, Chattanooga Hamilton County Medical Society, and the Tennessee Medical Association.  

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