State of Tennessee Press Release, March 18, 2010:
Dr. Teresa Campbell to Assume Duties Immediately
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Health Commissioner Susan R. Cooper, MSN, RN, has named Teresa Campbell, MD, as acting state medical examiner. Campbell will assume the duties of the office immediately.
“Dr. Campbell brings stellar experience and knowledge to the position, and I have great confidence in her abilities to take on the responsibilities of the office during this interim period,” said Commissioner Cooper. “We will lend our full support to Dr. Campbell as she assumes this role to ensure the transition process is as seamless as possible.”
Campbell was previously a Tennessee deputy state medical examiner and currently serves as an associate professor and director of the division of forensic pathology at East Tennessee State University’s James H. Quillen College of Medicine. She is also a flight surgeon with the 164th Medical Squadron with the Tennessee Air National Guard. Among her previous positions is service as an assistant medical examiner in Shelby County.
“I look forward to serving the state of Tennessee as the acting state medical examiner,” said Campbell. “I am humbled by the confidence Commissioner Cooper has in me to serve in this capacity.”
Campbell received her undergraduate degree from Mars Hill College and her medical degree from Medical University of South Carolina. She completed pathology residencies at Medical University of South Carolina and University of Tennessee Health Science Center.