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.