Dean Currie, M.D.

After graduating magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University with a degree in biomedical engineering and mathematics, Dr. Dean Currie earned his medical degree at UT Center for the Health Sciences in Memphis. His internship and residency were at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio where he was the Chief Surgical Resident.

The employees of Jackson-Madison County General Hospital selected Dr. Currie as the 2008 Guest Excellence Doctor of the Year. The award is based on the physician's care and concern for patients, professionalism, integrity, respect for other health care professionals, and willingness to go beyond the scope of duty.

Dr. Currie was raised in Jackson. He and his wife, Debbie, have two children. He enjoys tennis, snow skiing, water sports and spending time with his family.

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David Villarreal, M.D.

A native of Corpus Christi, Texas, Dr. Villarreal received his medical degree at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. His general surgery internship and residency were at Louisiana State University Medical Center in Shreveport, La, where he was Chief Surgical Resident.

Dr. Villarreal and his wife, Kimberly, have three sons. His interests include sports activities with his children.

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David Laird, M.D.

Dr. David Laird, who is board certified in general surgery, is a medical graduate of Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. His internship in general surgery was at Methodist Hospitals of Memphis; his residency was at the UT School of Medicine in Memphis. A major in the U.S. Air Force, Dr. Laird moved to Jackson after serving as the Chief of Surgical Services at Holloman Air Force Base in Alamogordo, N.M. His experience includes the full scope of general surgery and extensive endoscopy experience. He also had indepth trauma training at the Presley Memorial Trauma Center in Memphis.

The employees of Jackson-Madison County General Hospital selected Dr. Laird as the 2007 Guest Excellence Doctor of the Year. The award is based on the physician's care and concern for patients, professionalism, integrity, respect for other health care professionals, and willingness to go beyond the scope of duty. Dr. Laird and his wife, Taylor, have three sons.

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Daniel Day, M.D.

Areas of Special Interest: minimally invasive da Vinci Surgery

Dr. J. Daniel Day earned his medical degree at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. His surgical internship and residency were at Mercer University School of Medicine/Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, Georgia.

A graduate of Central High School in Knoxville, Dr. Day has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and a masters degree in counseling psychology from Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Dr. Day and his wife, Mary Lawson, have three children: Samuel, Richard and Della.

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Garrison Smith, M.D.

Areas of Special Interest: minimally invasive da Vinci Surgery

Dr. Smith, who is board certified in general surgery, earned his medical degree at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) where he served as Class President throughout his four years of medical school.  During this time, he also earned a Certificate in Health Systems and Leadership.  His internship and residency were completed at the UTHSC Surgery program in Memphis, TN where he served as a chief surgery resident.  His training included the full scope of general surgery, with special interests in minimally invasive and endocrine surgery.  He also had extensive trauma training at the Presley Memorial Trauma Center, including six months as the chief resident on the service.

During medical school, he received the award for Outstanding Performance as a Student in the Art and Science of Surgery as well as the Distinguished UT Student Service Award.  He was inducted into The Imhotep Society for providing leadership, time, and service that significantly contributed to student life.  As a surgical resident, the UT College of Medicine - Class of 2013 selected him for the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award and Outstanding Resident Role Model.

A native of Jackson, Tennessee, Dr. Smith and his wife, Tonya, have two daughters, Brianna and Lily.  He is also the son of Dr. Clyde E. Smith, who is a Hematologist/Oncologist and Palliative Care physician for Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.  His interests include aviation, running, boating, outdoor activities, and spending time with his family.

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