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Opioid Crisis: What Can We Do?

April 26 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

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Dr. Stephen Loyd

Dr. Stephen Loyd received his medical degree from East Tennessee University in Johnson City where he was class president. He interned at the James H. Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City, Tennessee. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the same hospital and served as chief resident. He is board certified in internal medicine.

Dr. Loyd is sought after as a speaker, an instructor, and as an expert witness. These roles have taken him all over the state of Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, and Kentucky to share his expertise.

Dr. Loyd has garnered numerous awards including: Outstanding Intern, Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey Humanism in Medicine Award, Outstanding Internal Medicine Resident, Outstanding Attending Physician, Mentor of the Year, Outstanding Clinical Instructor, Healthcare Heroes, and Advocate for Action from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy.

He has served as the Chief Resident for the VA Medical Center in Johnson City as well as Assistant Professor and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the James H. Quillen College of Medicine. Dr. Loyd has also served as the Residency Program Director. He was Acting Chief of Human Resources and Acting Chief of Staff for the Mountain Home VA Medical Center. He was assistant Commissioner for Substance Abuse Services for the TN Dept of Mental Health and Substance Abuse and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the High Point Clinic/Evidenced-Based Addiction Medicine in Johnson City.

Dr. Loyd is currently the Medical Director of Journey Pure at the River in Murfreesboro, TN and Associate Professor, Department of Medicine at James H, Quillen College of Medicine at East TN State University in Johnson City.

Dr. Loyd is married to Karen and the father of an adult son and daughter.  In his spare time he enjoys fly fishing, coaching, baseball, and reading.

Mitchell L. Mutter, MD, FACC

Dr. Mitchell Mutter received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee in Memphis. He served his internship, internal medicine residency, and cardiology fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He is board certified in cardiology and internal medicine and was Chief of Staff at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga from 2004 to 2007. He is currently the Medical Director of Special Projects for the Tennessee Department of Health.

Dr. Mutter served as director of the Coronary Care Unit at Walter Reed and as chief of cardiology at Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia. Before moving to Chattanooga, he practiced cardiology in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Dr. Mutter has been president of the Tennessee Heart Association, president of the Hamilton County Medical Society, and president of the Hamilton County Medical Foundation. Until recently he was president of the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners, the regulatory and disciplinary board for physicians in Tennessee.

Dr. Mutter is the founder of the Children’s Nutrition Program of Haiti, which has employees in Chattanooga and Haiti. He began going to Haiti in 1988 to work as a cardiologist and decided that the vast medical needs of the country might be addressed with a grassroots nutrition program designed to empower and enable a generation of healthy Haitian children. In 2007 he was named a Citizen Diplomat by Sister Cities International for his work in Haiti.

Dr. Mutter was named the 2007 Outstanding Physician by the Tennessee Medical Association. He also received the Medical Staff Meritorious Service Award from the Tennessee Hospital Association in 2007. In 2010, he received an “Angel for Children” award from Bethany Christian Services. Recently he received the 2012 Distinguished Physicians Award from Erlanger Baroness Foundation. In 2013, he led the effort to develop the Tennessee Chronic Pain Guidelines and they were completed in June 2014. In 2014, he was asked to be a member of the Core Expert Group Member for the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help develop the CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines. Dr. Mutter is married to Carol Mutter, an attorney. They have three grown sons and four granddaughters and two grandsons.



April 26
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Tennova Healthcare
2305 Chambliss Avenue Northwest
Cleveland, TN 37311 United States
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