John Tarpley

  • Vanderbilt University

    Tarpley may be retiring, but he isn’t slowing down

    On June 30, John Tarpley, M.D., retired after 23 years of service at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and the Nashville VA Medical Center. The next day, he packed a suitcase, and on July 2 he boarded a Kenya-bound plane, a move that was absolutely no surprise to all who know him. Read More

    Jul. 26, 2016

  • Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt University honors 24 as emeriti faculty

    Twenty-four retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony May 13, when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty. Read More

    May. 13, 2016

  • Vanderbilt University

    Report highlights global need for surgical services

    An estimated 5 billion people — two-thirds of the world’s population — do not have access to surgery because of a lack of facilities, money and trained surgeons and anesthesiologists. Read More

    Apr. 8, 2016

  • Vanderbilt University

    Watkins memorialized with establishment of new chair

    Vanderbilt University will establish the Levi Watkins Jr., M.D. Chair, to be awarded to a medical school faculty member who is a leader in diversity, in honor of the 1970 graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) who died earlier this month. Chancellor Nicholas S. Read More

    Apr. 30, 2015

  • Vanderbilt University

    Zeppos announces chair in diversity in Dr. Levi Watkins’ name

    Vanderbilt University will establish the Levi Watkins Jr., M.D. Chair, to be awarded to a medical school faculty member who is a leader in diversity, in honor of the 1970 graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine who died earlier this month. Read More

    Apr. 30, 2015

  • Remembering Levi Watkins Jr.

    Remembering Levi Watkins Jr.

    Andre Churchwell, M.D., George Hill, Ph.D., Kevin Johnson, M.D., and John Tarpley, M.D., reflect on the life and legacy of Levi Watkins Jr., M.D. Read More

    Apr. 13, 2015

  • Vanderbilt University

    Terhune to direct General Surgery residency program

    The General Surgery residency program at Vanderbilt School of Medicine is getting a new program director, but it won’t be a new face. Read More

    Dec. 11, 2014

  • Vanderbilt University

    Davies named Physician Assistant of the Year

    Luda Davies, clinical instructor in Surgery in the outpatient surgery clinic at the Nashville campus of the Veterans Affairs Tennessee Valley Healthcare System, has been named Physician Assistant of the Year by the Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants. Read More

    Dec. 5, 2013