About Us

The Medical Society works with like-minded organizations to elevate the status of the medical profession locally, in Tennessee, and in the nation.

The Medical Society protects and promotes the patient-physician relationship, and seeks to increase access to quality medical care for all persons. Believing integrity is essential to all relationships, the Medical Society promotes the highest standards of professionalism, ethics, and patient care.

Board of Directors

Harish Manyam, MD

Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute | President

Todd Thurston, MD

Refined Looks | President-Elect

Harsha Vardhana, MD

Tennessee Oncology | Secretary-Treasurer

Richard Moody, MD

Chattanooga Family Practice Associates | Immediate Past President

Minerva Covarrubias, MD

Parkridge Medical Specialty Group / Board Member

Steven Fox, MD

Erlanger Family Practice | Board Member

Robert Jean, MD

University Surgical Associates | Board Member

Sam Jones, MD

Chattanooga Heart Institute / Board Member

Robert Magill, MD

Parkridge Health System / Board Member

Jeffrey Mullins, MD

CHI Memorial Urology Associates | Board Member

Michael Nichols, MD

Tennessee Interventional & Imaging Assoc. | Board Member

Paula Nicola, MD

Eye Care Chattanooga | Board Member

Mukta Panda, MD

Board Member

Eugene Ryan, MD

Parkridge Primary Care | Board Member

Kate Shuster, MD

Galen Dermatology | Board Member

Chris Young, MD

Anesthesiology Consultants Exchange | Board Member

Ethan Zimmerman, MD

Beacon Family Practice Red Bank | Board Member

Skyler Smith, DO

Resident Member


The Chattanooga Hamilton County Medical Society Alliance (CHCMSA) is a non-profit membership organization of physicians’ spouses.  Our mission is to support the family of medicine and to promote the health of the greater Chattanooga, TN area.


with the TMAA and AMAA to increase awareness of the Opioid Epidemic and Prevention of Addiction


domestic violence prevention programs by providing ‘Hands are not for Hitting’ activities in the community


scholarships to local students through MedRock and Holiday Sharing Card project


for legislative efforts which promote awareness of public health issues, supporting safe and accessible patient care for all


in grassroots legislative affairs which address challenges facing the practice of medicine


support, friendship and social activities to this unique group of individuals