Erlanger Announces Appointment Of Asad Zaman, MHA, As Transplant Service Line Administrator

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Asad Zaman
Asad Zaman

Erlanger Health System President and CEO, Kevin M. Spiegel, FACHE, announced the appointment of Asad Zaman, MHA, as Erlanger’s new Transplant Service Line administrator. 

Mr. Zaman is an administrative professional specializing in the management of solid organ transplant programs.  He most recently completed an administrative fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center focusing on work with seven distinct adult and pediatric transplant programs. 

“I am extremely excited to have Asad Zaman on our team,” said Kevin M. Spiegel, FACHE.  “His research and past experience working with other transplant centers will be a huge asset to Erlanger’s commitment to the Kidney Transplant Center and the overall operation of end-stage renal care in our region.  As the region’s only kidney transplant program, Asad will focus on providing more outreach to surrounding communities and educating patients about their local option for kidney transplantation.”

Prior to his tenure at Vanderbilt, Mr. Zaman worked at the Indiana University Health Transplant Center focusing on regulatory oversight of the abdominal and thoracic transplant programs.  He has presented abstracts at the United Network for Organ Sharing Transplant Management Forum, as well as the American Transplant Congress, the Joint annual meeting of The American Society of Transplant Surgeons and the American Society of Transplantation. Mr. Zaman has also given several lectures at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management. 

Mr. Zaman received his bachelor’s degree from Case Western Reserve University and a master’s in health administration from Indiana University.  He is currently a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American Society of Transplantation.  



University Surgical Welcomes 2 New Surgeons

University Surgical Associates (USA) welcomes Erica R. Clark, D.O. and John C. Huggins, M.D., to the team of surgeons providing specialized surgical care to patients in the Chattanooga area. “This is an exciting time in the history of University Surgical as we gain two outstanding surgeons who will enhance our services in vascular, breast and general surgery,” says Michael ... (click for more)

2 Cancer Support Groups Meet Next Week At CHI Memorial

CHI Memorial Rees Skillern Cancer Institute will host a Survivorship Empowerment class on Tuesday, at 5 p.m.  The free class is open to all cancer survivors, regardless of where they received treatment, and their care givers. People often wonder what they can do to get and stay healthy once cancer treatment is complete.  Lifestyle changes, like eating healthier and ... (click for more)

City Seeks To Be Removed As Trustee Of Confederate Cemetery

Mayor Andy Berke on Friday said he has asked City Attorney Wade Hinton, on behalf of the city of Chattanooga, to file the necessary paperwork "to confirm the city is no longer listed as a trustee of a Confederate Cemetery on East Third Street." Mayor Berke said, “Our action today makes it clear that the city of Chattanooga condemns white supremacy in every way, shape and ... (click for more)

New Superintendent Johnson To Set Up Opportunity Zone For Low Performing Schools

New County School Supt. Dr. Bryan Johnson said he plans to set up an Opportunity Zone for low performing schools. He said in a memo: In our ongoing efforts to improve student achievement I would like to establish an Opportunity Zone that would specifically focus on our Priority schools and schools on the cusp. The initial schools that would receive support through this structure ... (click for more)

Shame On Anyone Planning A Protest At Coolidge Park Thursday Evening - And Response (7)

Whether you're Alt-Left or Alt-Right, Coolidge Park isn't the place to showcase your hate and indifference with one another. Just because it's your right, that doesn't necessarily mean that you should do it. Many have this misconception that this park is named after a President, Nope. It's named after a great man, a true patriot, and Medal of Honor recipient from right ... (click for more)

A Tale Of 3 Properties

Here in Lookout Valley on the far southwest edge of Chattanooga and Hamilton County, trees and rocks are plentiful but sidewalks are as rare as unicorns. It’s a land the governments forget – until tax collection time.  The recent county reappraisal spoke about ‘comps,’ recent sale prices of comparable local properties. But the assessors defined ‘comparable’ to suit themselves, ... (click for more)