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James L.  Netterville

James L. Netterville, M.D.

Mark C. Smith Professor of Head and Neck Surgery, Professor of Otolaryngology
Director, Head & Neck Oncologic Surgery
Associate Director, Bill Wilkerson Center for
Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences
Head and Neck Surgical Oncologist


Dr. Netterville is the Director of Head and Neck Surgery at Vanderbilt and is an international leading authority of treating head and neck cancer. He is one of the world's experts in the treatment of skull base tumors and has a vast clinical experience.

  • Medical School: University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences Memphis, Tennessee. M.D., 1980
  • Internship: Methodist Hospitals Memphis, Tennessee, July 1980 - June 1981
  • Resident - Surgery, Methodist Hospital Memphis, Tennessee, July 1981-June 1982 Resident - Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences, July, 1982-June 1985 Preceptorship - Skull Base Surgery, M.E. Glasscock, M.D. Nashville, Tennessee, October 1984
  • Fellow - Head and Neck Surgery, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa, July 1985 - July 1986