Baptist Medical Group physician receives appointment to Vanderbilt University School of Medicine staff


MEMPHIS, Tenn., - Baptist Medical Group breast surgeon Alyssa D. Throckmorton, M.D., recently was appointed as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery in the Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology & Endocrine Surgery of the Section of Surgical Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

Throckmorton completed her medical degree at the University of Texas in Houston, her general surgery residency at Vanderbilt University, a breast surgery research fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and a breast surgery clinical fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. She returned to Tennessee in 2009 to join Baptist Medical Group-Memphis Breast Care and maintains hospital affiliations with the East Memphis Surgery Center and Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women, where the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center is developing an academic affiliation. She is also very active in the Tenn. chapter of the American College of Surgeons.

"Alyssa is a thoughtful, knowledgeable and clinically excellent fellowship-trained breast surgeon. She was integral in developing the joint tumor board held once a month between the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Breast program and the Baptist Cancer Center. Because of her excellent training, teaching abilities, and wealth of clinical and investigational experience, we believe there are opportunities to continue to enhance our affiliation. We are proud to welcome Dr. Throckmorton to the adjunct faculty at Vanderbilt," said Dr. R. Daniel Beauchamp, Chairman of the Section of Surgical Sciences, Surgeon-in-Chief, Vanderbilt University Hospital, and Deputy Director of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center.

About Baptist

One of the nation’s largest not-for-profit health care systems, Baptist Memorial Health Care offers a full continuum of care to communities throughout the Mid-South. In 2012, Baptist was ranked No. 2 among large employers and No. 23 overall nationally in Modern Healthcare magazine’s top 100 "Best Places to Work in Healthcare." The Baptist system, which consistently ranks among the top integrated health care networks in the nation, comprises 14 affiliate hospitals in West Tennessee, North Mississippi and East Arkansas; more than 4,000 affiliated physicians; Baptist Medical Group, a multispecialty physician group with more than 500 providers; home, hospice and psychiatric care; minor medical centers and clinics; a network of surgery, rehabilitation and other outpatient centers; and an education system highlighted by the Baptist College of Health Sciences. The Baptist system employs 15,000 people, and in fiscal year 2013, contributed $239 million in community benefit to the areas it serves. According to the Sparks Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of Memphis, Baptist Memorial Health Care’s annual economic impact is estimated at more than $2.6 billion.