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W. Heath Giles, MD 

Dr. Giles, board certified through the American Board of Surgery (ABS), specializes in general and endocrinology surgery. He joined University Surgical Associates in August 2012.

Dr. Giles sees patients at the Surgical Specialties Building on the first, third, fourth, and fifth Thursday (8:30 – 11: 30 am), at the Gunbarrel office on Thursday (1:20-4:30 pm), and at Erlanger's Medical Mall on Tuesday (8:30 – 11:30 am). He performs surgery at Erlanger Hospital, CHI Memorial Hospital, CHI Memorial Hixson, and Parkridge Hospital.

Dr. Giles is an associate professor of surgery, Department of Surgery, and General Surgery Residency Program Director for the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga.

Nurse: Debbie Holland, RN
Contact: (423) 757-0752


Lipscomb University
Nashville, TN
Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology
1995 – 1999

Middle Tenn. State University
Murfreesboro, TN
1999 – 2000

University of Tennessee
Health Science Center
Memphis, TN
Medical Degree
2001 – 2005

General Surgery
University of Tennessee
Chattanooga, TN
2005 – 2006

General Surgery
University of Tennessee
Chattanooga, TN
2006 – 2011

Endocrine Surgery
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
2011 – 2012

Academic Appointments

2012 – present
Asst. Professor of Surgery
Dept. of Surgery
UT College of Medicine
Chattanooga, TN

2011 – 2012
Instructor in Surgery
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA


Medical License – Tennessee, 2008 –present
Medical License – Massachusetts, 2011 –present
American Board of Surgery, 2011
Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery, 2009
ATLS Instructor, 2008 – 2012
ACLS, 2009 – present
BLS, 2009 – present

UT Department of Surgery Outstanding Teaching Awards, 2014
Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, 2010
Baroness Award for Teaching Excellence, 2009
Resident Research Week Poster Competition, Honorable Mention, 2008
Adkins/Morgan Resident Paper Competition, First Place, ACOS, TN Chapter, 2008
Best Research Project, University of Tennessee, Memphis, 2003
AOA Medical Student Service Project Award, 2002 

Professional Organizations: Gold Humanism Honor Society, American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, Southeastern Surgical Congress, American Medical Association, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.
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