Our Faculty

Internal Medicine Program Director


Christopher Trabue, M.D.
Program Director

Dr. Christopher Trabue received his undergraduate degree from Belmont University and attended medical school at the East Tennessee State University. After finishing his internal medicine residency and chief residency at UT Baptist, he completed a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at East Tennessee State University. He has served as an infectious diseases consultant and hospitalist at Baptist Hospital since 2008 and recently joined the UT faculty in 2010. He is board certified in both Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine and is a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American College of Physicians. He serves as an ad hoc reviewer for the publications Clinical Infectious Diseases and The American Journal of Medicine.


Site Director - Saint Thomas West Hospital


Robert Latham, M.D.
Site Director - Saint Thomas West Hospital

Dr. Latham attended Vanderbilt University for undergraduate, medical school, and Internal Medicine training.  After residency, he spent two years in the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the CDC and was stationed at the Utah Health Department at Salt Lake City.  He then completed his Infectious Diseases training at the University of Washington in Seattle.  After 2 years on the faculty at the University of Utah, he returned to Vanderbilt as a member of the Infectious Diseases division and Chief of the Infectious Diseases Division at St. Thomas Hospital in 1989.  In 2005, he took his present position of Chief of Medicine and Infectious Diseases and Hospital Epidemiologist at St. Thomas West, and was named site director for the Internal Medicine residency program for St. Thomas West in 2013.



Dr. Mark B. Carr earned a B.S. degree from the University of Kentucky where he graduated with honors. He obtained an MD degree with high distinction from UK, and was elected to AOA as a student. Dr. Carr completed his internship, residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He received the Osler Award for excellence in clinical diagnosis. He then completed a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at UAB. Dr. Carr has been an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Tennessee since joining the faculty at Baptist Hospital in 1991. Dr. Carr is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease and serves as the hospital epidemiologist and head of infection control for Baptist Hospital. He is an active member of numerous societies, including the Infectious Disease Society of America, the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America, and the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Tracey Doering earned her undergraduate degree from Rutgers University, graduating summa cum laude. She attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and did her internship and residency at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Doering then was a Chief Resident at Baptist Hospital. She has earned Board certification in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine and is a member of numerous societies, including the American Medical Association, the Nashville Academy of Medicine, the American Geriatrics Society, and the ACP. Dr. Doering is a recipient of the Laureate award from the Tennessee Chapter of the ACP in 2008. She is an avid runner and a vigorous supporter of the Tennessee Titans football team. She enjoys pro bono work and volunteers her time at Nashville's Siloam Clinic as well as medical missionary trips to Haiti. She was also a recent recipient of "Heart of Baptist" award.



Dr. Steve Embry earned his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Cincinnati.  He completed his internal medicine and chief residency at The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Later, he subsequently obtained a master’s degree in Health Administration at Xavier University.  He is a fellow in the Society of Hospital Medicine and the American College of Physicians.  After starting the hospitalist program at Saint Thomas Hospital West in 1997, he developed the perioperative program in 2006 and has served as director for the Perioperative Medicine Symposium at Saint Thomas Hospital West.  He joined the faculty at the University of Tennessee internal medicine residency program in May 2014.  His academic interest is in developing a curriculum to train physicians on the use of point of care ultrasound.

Dr. Paul McNabb graduated from medical school at the University of Tennessee and completed his internal medicine residency and infectious disease fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. This was followed by a full-time staff position in internal medicine/infectious diseases at Mayo Clinic. Dr. McNabb was Program Director at the University of Tennessee Internal Medicine Residency Program for 14 years before becoming Assistant Dean of Graduate Medical Education - a post he currently holds. Dr. McNabb is the author of numerous scientific papers, and he is currently Professor of Medicine at the University of Tennessee and Adjunct Professor at Vanderbilt University. Dr. McNabb is consistently listed in the data base of “Best Doctors in America,” and he is active in many professional societies. He is an avid reader, tennis player and wilderness enthusiast.