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S. Dave Bhattacharya, MD, FACS 

Dr. Bhattacharya is a fellowship trained pediatric surgeon who specializes in general and thoracic surgery needs. He has been invited to lecture nationally on cancer biology and tumor metastasis. He joined University Surgical Associates in 2016. 

Dr. Bhattacharya sees patients at USA Medical Mall office on Tuesday (9-11 am) and Thursday (9-11am). He performs surgery at Children's Hospital at Erlanger in Chattanooga, TN.  

Nurse: Andrea Prak, LPN 
Contact: (423) 757-0794


A.B. (Honors), Biology
Washington University 
St. Louis, MO 

Doctor of Medicine
University of Tennessee 
College of Medicine
Memphis, TN

General & Thoracic Surgery
Duke University
Durham, NC
2007 – 2014

Clinical Fellow, Pediatric Surgery
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
2014 – 2016

General Surgery Research Fellow
Duke University
Durham, NC
2009 – 2011

Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellow
Trauma Surgery and Critical Care
Washington University
St. Louis, MO
2004 – 2005

Academic Appointments

2016 – present
Asst. Professor of Surgery
Dept. of Surgery
Asst. Professor of Pediatrics
UT College of Medicine
Chattanooga, Tenn


Medical License - Tennessee, 2016 – present
Medical License - North Carolina, 2014 – present
Medical License - Georgia, 2016-present
American Board of Surgery, 2015
Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery, 2014
ATLS, 2007
ACLS, 2006
BLS, 2006
PALS, 2016

Honors & Awards

University of Tennessee Health Science Center Alumni Achievement Award for Biomedical Research, 2007

Society of University Surgeons Young Investigator Travel Award for the European Society of Surgical Research, 2010

American College of Surgeons Leadership Scholarship, 2010

Association for Academic Surgery
Best Paper Presentation, 2011

Southeastern Surgical Congress Gold Medal Forum Award, 2013

Professional Organizations:  American College of Surgeons,  Association for Academic Surgery, Southeastern Surgical Congress, American Pediatric Surgical Association, Sabiston Surgical Society, H. William Scott Surgical Society

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