Dr. Birchmore is a staff physician at the VA and an Assistant Professor in the Vanderbilt Division of Rheumatology. For medical school he attended the Medical College of Georgia then completed his residency in internal medicine at Vanderbilt and rheumatology fellowship at University of Virginia. Every year he requests to be on service at the VA for the first two weeks of July because he loves working with new interns and welcoming them to Vanderbilt.
Prior to his start in medicine, he competed on the University of Georgia men’s tennis team. He was inducted into the Georgia Tennis Hall of Fame in 2011. When he is not serving patients and teaching students, he can almost always be found on the Vanderbilt tennis courts. His favorite tennis opponent is Samantha Gridley (Gabbe ’17). He also enjoys creative writing and is the faculty sponsor for the Literature, Arts, and Medicine VMS student organization – he enjoys providing PB&J sandwiches for the Cultural Series.