The Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health within the Department of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is committed to providing excellent care for patients and improving community health.
Nearly 400 faculty members and advanced practice providers within 10 sections care for a large patient base, play an essential role in the training of new physicians, and contribute to a robust research portfolio.
Throughout the pandemic and beyond, our faculty have remained resilient and focused on advancing knowledge, training the next generation of health care leaders, and caring for the patients and families who entrust Vanderbilt with their care.
The Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health has seen remarkable growth over the past decade. Meeting the demands of the growing Nashville community, the division has led a massive expansion in primary care services.
Together, our team reached nearly 370,000 outpatient and 14,000 telehealth visits last year.
Our care does not stop in the outpatient arena. Hospital medicine is a rapidly growing section, accounting for the vast majority of nearly 80,000 inpatient encounters.
A large and diverse division within the Department of Medicine, the Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health is aligned along 10 sections:
Director, Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health
Department of Medicine
Tom Elasy, MD, MPH, is the Ann and Roscoe R. Robinson Professor of Medicine, the Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health and Director of the Center for Health Behavior and Health Education at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Dr. Elasy has over two decades of clinic and research experience in clinical care, modification of self-care behaviors, improvement of patient reported outcomes, and quality improvement including as a principle investigator and co-investigator on multiple clinical trials. His research has been continuously funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH).