Mitchell L. MutterChief | Chattanooga, Tennessee
Mitchell Mutter, MD, FACC, a former chief of staff for UT-Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga and currently a cardiologist at that facility, will join the Tennessee Department of Health in August as medical director for special projects. Mutter’s duties will include liaison services with the Board of Medical Examiners, the Board of Nursing and the Board of Pharmacy.
“Mitchell Mutter is one of our state’s most respected physicians and brings the passion and commitment needed to drive improvements affecting the health and well-being of all Tennesseans,” said TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH. “While he will work with several boards and outside associations, areas of special emphasis for him will be the recently enacted Tennessee Prescription Safety Act and the TDH Controlled Substance Monitoring Database Oversight Committee.”
“The state of Tennessee will benefit tremendously from Dr. Mutter’s medical expertise and leadership skills,” said Charlesetta Woodard-Thompson, president and CEO of the Erlanger Health System. “Dr. Mutter has always been one of Erlanger’s strongest advocates, as well as one of Chattanooga’s most respected physicians, and we know he will make a positive impact on the health of all Tennesseans with his new position.”