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Nathan Gilley, MD

I grew up in Flintstone, Georgia (rural north Georgia near Chattanooga, Tennessee) and then went to Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville to earn my Bachelor's degree. I majored in Biology and Religious Studies with minors in Chemistry and Missions. I obtained my Medical Doctorate from the Medical College of Georgia, and matched at this program (UT Family Medicine at Murfreesboro) to obtain my family medicine specialization. During residency I also fulfilled my church’s requirement for ordination and became an ordained minister in the Church of the Nazarene. After graduation I served with the Samaritan’s Purse Post-Residency Program, at a rural critical access hospital on the North coast of Honduras (Hospital Loma de Luz) doing full spectrum family medicine in a tropical underserved region. 3 years later, I was excited to move my family close to home and join the faculty of the UT Nashville FMR and the ministry of Ascension Saint Thomas. I am passionate about serving the underserved, global health, medical Spanish, and the intersection of religion and medicine. I love teaching residents and cultivating a compassionate ministry worldview and global health interest in tomorrow’s primary health care providers. My wife and I have 5 children with whom we love to play outdoors, imagine, read, make music, garden, farm, weave, and worship.

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