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Coleman L. Arnold, MD, FACS

Dr. Arnold, board certified through the American Board of Surgery (ABS) and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), specializes in general and laparoscopic surgery. He joined University Surgical Associates in 1997.

Dr. Arnold has office hours at USA's Surgical Specialties Building (SSB) on Wednesdays. He performs surgery at Erlanger Hospital, CHI Memorial Hospital, Parkridge East Hospital, the Plaza Surgery Center at Erlanger and Parkridge Hospital.

Dr. Arnold is an assistant professor of surgery, Department of Surgery, for the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga.

Nurse: Tabitha Kellams, RN
Contact: (423) 493-2356


Furman University
Greenville, SC
1965 - 1969

Medical School
University of Tennessee
Memphis, TN
1969 – 1972

Surgery Internship
University of Tennessee 
Memphis, TN
1972 –1973

General Surgery Residency
University of Tennessee
Memphis, TN
1972 – 1977

Academic Appointments

1998 - present
Assistant Professor
UT College of Medicine
Chattanooga, TN

1981 - 1998
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery
UT College of Medicine
Chattanooga, TN


ABS, 1978 
  Recertification: 1988, 1995, 2005

Medical Licenses – Tennessee, 1972
  Renewed, 2010

Professional Organizations: American College of Surgeons; Harwell Wilson Surgical Society; Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society; Tennessee Medical Association.
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