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Robert A. Maxwell, MD, FACS

Dr. Maxwell, board certified through the American Board of Surgery (ABS) and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), specializes in advanced general surgical problems with special interest in gallbladder conditions, hernia surgery, and diverticulitis. He is part of a five-member team of acute care surgeons at Erlanger Medical Center providing high acuity care for the region's sickest and most difficult surgery patients requiring ICU hospitalization. Dr. Maxwell joined University Surgical Associates in 1999.

Dr. Maxwell has office hours at the Erlanger Medical Mall on Monday (1 – 4 pm) and Thursday (1 – 4 pm), and performs surgery at Erlanger Hospital.

Dr. Maxwell is a Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, for the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga.

Nurse: Amanda de Blonk, RN
Contact: (423) 757-0720

Education

Undergraduate
College of William and Mary
Williamsburg, VA
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry
1988

Graduate
Medical College of Virginia
Richmond, VA
Medical Degree
1992

Internship
General Surgery
Eastern Virginia,
  Graduate School of Med.
Norfolk, VA
1992 – 1993

Residency
General Surgery
Eastern Virginia,
  Graduate School of Med.
Norfolk, VA
1992 – 1997

Fellowship
Trauma Surgery/Critical Care
University of Tennessee
Memphis, TN
1997 – 1999

Academic Appointments

2010 – present
Professor of Surgery
Department of Surgery
UT College of Medicine
Chattanooga, TN

2004 – present
Program Director
Surgical Critical Care Fellowship
UT College of Medicine
Chattanooga, TN

2004 – 2010
Associate Professor of Surgery
Department of Surgery
UT College of Medicine
Chattanooga, TN

1999 – 2004
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Department of Surgery
UT College of Medicine
Chattanooga, TN

1998 – 1999
Instructor, General Surgery
UT College of Medicine
Memphis, TN

Certifications

ABS (General Surgery), Rectified 2018
ABS (Surgical Critical Care), Rectified 2019    
Medical License – Tennessee, 2000

Honors/Awards

2012
Resident Teaching Award

2006
Resident Teaching Award

1997
Eunice Baxter Award for Outstanding 
  Dedication and Devotion to Quality Patient Care

1997
Pharmacia & Upjohn Achievement Award for
Excellence in Medicine, Outstanding Chief Resident
Department of Surgery


Professional Organizations: American College of Surgeons, Fellow; American Board of Surgery, Certifying Exam Review Committee; Southern Surgical Association, Program Committee; Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Member; American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, Multi-Center Trials Committee; Surgical Critical Care Program Directors Society, Board of Executives; Siskin Rehabilitation Hospital, Board of Trustees Member; Ad hoc Reviewer, American Surgeon