Dr. Hines attended UTK and earned his MD from the UTHSC in 1964. He completed his General Surgery training at the UTHSC and subsequent Vascular Fellowship in 1973. While his primary emphasis was clinical practice, he was a Clinical Instructor in Family Practice and Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Surgery at the UTHSC. Evolving administrative responsibilities led to his becoming Chairman of the Governing Board of St. Francis Hospital in Memphis,TN, before retiring from active surgery practice in 2008. Since then , he has been Co-Director of the University of Tennessee Center for Advanced Medical Simulation, which attained in December, 2012, Level 1 Accreditation by the American College of Surgeons/Accredited Educational Institute.
Focus Areas: Simulation in Education and Training of Healthcare Personnel | Collaborative Relationships for Research Endeavors | Development of New Technology
Skills and Expertise: General and Vascular Surgery | Clinical Practice and Training of Students, Residents, and Fellows | Incorporation of Simulation into the Educational Curriculum