Title: Chief Medical Officer Emeritus
Company: University of Tennessee Medical Center
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
John “Jack” W. Lacey III, MD, Chief Medical Officer Emeritus at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in general medicine.
With over four decades of experience, Dr. Lacey has cultivated a pristine reputation for professional excellence. A graduate of the University of Tennessee, he earned a Bachelor of Science in nuclear engineering in 1970 and an MD in 1973. His primary role has been as the senior vice president and chief medical officer of the University of Tennessee Medical Center, where he oversaw both doctors and patients from 1999 until 2016. In 2005, he accepted a position as the medical director of the Knoxville Area Project Access (KAPA), a partnership of the Knoxville Academy of Medicine. He continues to demonstrate his exemplary leadership skills in that role today. Under Dr. Lacey’s direction, KAPA has provided over $350 million in donated healthcare services to the uninsured members of the community. He additionally acts as the inaugural chair on the Governor’s Health and Wellness Task Force, and he is on the board of Provectus Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. and the Home Federal Bank of Tennessee.
As a testament to his professional success, Dr. Lacey has received a number of accolades. These honors include, but are not limited to, the Tennessee Outstanding Achievement Award from Governor McWherter in 1991, the Tennessee Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Service to the Governor’s Health and Wellness Task Force in 2013, and the Distinguished Service Award from the Tennessee Medical Association in 2017. More recently, in 2019, he received the Marquis Humanitarian Award in light of his accomplishments.
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