University Surgical Welcomes 2 New Surgeons

Thursday, August 17, 2017

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 S. Greer, M.D., president of University Surgical Associates. “With new surgical advances continuing to change the practice of medicine and treatment options for our patients, we’re thrilled to have physicians of their quality and experience join our team.” 

Erica R. Clark, D.O., RPVI, is a fellowship-trained vascular surgeon who specializes in treating circulatory conditions including carotid disease, abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), thoracic aortic aneurysm, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), mesenteric/renal artery disease, venous disorders including varicose veins and more. She graduated from Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, completed internship and residency training at Spartanburg Regional Health Center and a vascular fellowship at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga, Department of Surgery. 

John C. Huggins, M.D. is a general and breast surgeon who specializes in abdominal surgery, hernia repair, gallbladder disease, sentinel node biopsies, and breast conservation surgery. He is trained in advanced laparoscopy as well as stereotactic and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy techniques. Dr. Huggins graduated from the University of Alabama School of Medicine and completed internship and residency training at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga, Department of Surgery. 

“Our commitment is to offer the most advanced surgical and minimally invasive treatment options to this community and a quality surgical education program through the University of Tennessee College of Medicine - Chattanooga (UTCOMC).  We’ve been impressed with the skills these surgeons have demonstrated and are thrilled to incorporate them into our team,” says R. Phillip Burns, M.D., surgeon with University Surgical Associates and Chairman and Professor of Surgery with UTCOMC. “With the addition of Dr. Huggins and Dr. Clark, USA is gaining outstanding surgeons who will enhance our breadth of expertise as well as expand the already robust surgical education program in Chattanooga.”

Dr. Clark is accepting new patients at the University Surgical Associates office at 2108 E. 3rd Street (between Willow and Kelly Streets). Dr. Huggins is accepting new patients at the University Surgical Associates office at 1751 Gunbarrel Rd., Suite G-11 (on the campus of Erlanger East Hospital).


Parkridge's Tom Ozburn Honored With Diversity Champion Award

Morning Pointe Lantern Residents Embark On Historic Train Ride

Free Peripheral Artery Disease Talk Offered At Greenbriar Cove On Nov. 8


In recognition of "years of cultivating leadership, workplace diversity and inclusion," the Tennessee Hospital Association has bestowed Tom Ozburn, president and CEO of Parkridge Health System, ... (click for more)

The residents of The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Chattanooga got to experience a piece of Chattanooga’s train history with a scenic train ride through Missionary ... (click for more)

Garden Plaza at Greenbriar Cove presents “Treating Peripheral Artery Disease & Other Vascular Issues” at noon on Friday, Nov. 8, on its campus, 4586 Forsythia Way, in Ooltewah. Chris LeSar, ... (click for more)


Living Well

Parkridge's Tom Ozburn Honored With Diversity Champion Award

In recognition of "years of cultivating leadership, workplace diversity and inclusion," the Tennessee Hospital Association has bestowed Tom Ozburn, president and CEO of Parkridge Health System, with the Diversity Champion Award at the THA’s annual meeting. The award recognizes Ozburn’s leadership and service to the communities in which he lives, officials said. “I am deeply ... (click for more)

Morning Pointe Lantern Residents Embark On Historic Train Ride

The residents of The Lantern at Morning Pointe Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence, Chattanooga got to experience a piece of Chattanooga’s train history with a scenic train ride through Missionary Ridge, courtesy of the Tennessee Valley Railroad. "Since the Western and Atlantic Railroad first came to Chattanooga in 1850, trains have been an important aspect of the city’s economy ... (click for more)

Breaking News

WWTA Releases Timetable That Would Have Ooltewah Sewage Treatment Plant In Operation By 2025; Public Meetings Set At Central High

The Hamilton County Water and Wastewater Treatment Authority has released a timetable that would have a new sewage treatment plant in Ooltewah in operation by 2025. A request for a site at Mahan Gap Road goes before the Planning Commission at Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. It goes to the County Commission Zoning Committee on Dec. 12 and the full commission on Dec. 19. The WWTA also ... (click for more)

Downtown Post Office Finally Getting Handicap Ramp

Chattanooga's Downtown Post Office, after some lawsuits and numerous complaints over the years, is finally getting a handicap ramp. Federal Judge Sandy Mattice said the complaints had increased in recent months and the General Services Administration agreed to fund the project at the historic building on Georgia Avenue. The judge said, "It's a beautiful building, but it's ... (click for more)

Opinion

Too Many Questions

First it was about 2,000, then we were told it’s up to 4,000. We have no way of knowing who’s coming or what their purpose is. NBC and CNN assure us they are seeking sanctuary but how can we know? Neither Honduras or our subjective media in America have been honest with us in the past. So, how do we know why that many people are marching across Central America? Then this morning ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: An Answer For Amy

Amy Schumer, whose cousin is Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer, is said to be a very successful comedian and an activist of note. You may remember her most recent appearance was when she was arrested at the U.S. Capitol three weeks ago. She was part of a disgraceful mob who unlawfully protested the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh and the hunch is Amy wanted to get arrested so she ... (click for more)