Dr. Mukta Panda Honored: London
Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Media Release

September 25, 2018

Chattanooga, TN


Mukta Panda, MD, MACP, has been selected as a
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians - London


Mukta Panda, MD, MACP, Assistant Dean of Medical Student Education for the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga and UT-Erlanger Well-Being Task Force Chair, has been selected as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP - London). Dr. Panda is also Professor in the Department of Medicine at UT College of Medicine Chattanooga.


She will be formally recognized at the Royal College of Physicians 500th Anniversary Celebration in London on September 26, 2018.  While at the Royal College of Physicians conference, she will also participate on behalf of American College of Physicians (ACP) in a roundtable discussion to explore a  collaboration with the RCP on health system reform -- what we can learn from each other and potentially do together. 


According to the organization, the American College of Physicians (ACP) and the RCP - London, have entered into a collaborative relationship. Both organizations share an unfailing commitment to quality and excellence in the delivery of health care, respect for the patient at all times, and support for the professionals whom they serve.


Dr. Panda grew up in India and has studied and practiced in India, London, and Saudi Arabia before pursuing residency training and practice in the US. She has received numerous awards and recognitions which include the UTHSC Bland W. Cannon Award for her exemplary service to UTHSC medical students. Dr. Panda is also a facilitator with the Center of Courage and Renewal, where she facilitates regular retreats for health care professionals and trainees in communities across the country,.


Dr. Panda has served on the board of directors for the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society, where she co-chairs the Physician Well-Being Task Force, and she has received the TMA Distinguished Service Award for her work on the issue of physician well-being.  Recently she released the reflective and motivational book, "Rhythm of Our Hearts," co-authored with her father, a retired surgeon, Dr. Shyam Parashar.


As the flagship statewide, public, academic health system, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region, by pursuing an integrated program of education, research, clinical care and public service. Employing more than 6,000 people on its faculty, staff and not-for-profit corporation faculty practice groups, UTHSC contributes more than $2.7 billion to the economy of Tennessee.

In 1911, the University of Tennessee first launched its Memphis campus, dedicating it solely to health science education and research. Seed programs in medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy quickly flourished, and within a few short years, new programs were initiated in health professions, graduate health sciences, and nursing. Each of those programs grew to become a college in its own right.

In 1963, the UT Graduate School of Medicine in Knoxville, based at the UT Medical Center, became part of the UT Health Science Center. In 1974, the UT College of Medicine in Chattanooga, based at Erlanger Health System, joined the UTHSC system.  In 2014, Saint Thomas Health in Nashville began collaborating with UTHSC to create a Nashville campus.

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