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VOL. 127 | NO. 105 | Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Scott Joins Methodist South as Chief Medical Officer

By Kate Simone

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Dr. Howard Scott has been named chief medical officer at Methodist South Hospital. Before joining Methodist South, which is part of the Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare system, Scott served as chief medical officer for West Kendall Baptist Hospital in Miami. He has also maintained an active private practice for 29 years.


Hometown: Old Harbor, Jamaica

Education: Medical school training at the University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica, and post-graduate work in public health at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland.

Work experience: Private practice in pediatrics, chairman of utilization, chief quality officer, physician coordinator.

Family: Wife, Margaret, 35 years of marriage; three kids (two daughters and a son)

Favorite quote: “Less is more.”

Last book read: “A History of Christianity”

Favorite music: Jazz

Favorite movie: Classics – “Ben Hur,” “Julius Caesar,” “Alexander the Great” and “Cleopatra”

Sports team: New York Yankees

Activities you enjoy outside of work: Traveling, reading and art collections

What talent do you wish you had? Playing the saxophone

Who has had the greatest influence on you? My mother

What attracted you to Methodist South Hospital? The people that I met during the interview process and emphasis on quality.

What are your goals as chief medical officer? To be the best chief medical officer that I can be.

What do you consider your greatest professional accomplishments? Running a private practice in pediatrics for almost 30 years, and the bond I created with my patients’ families.

What do you most enjoy about your work? The fact that I can make a difference in people’s lives.


Dr. Donald B. Thomason has been named dean of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Graduate Health Sciences. Thomason currently is a professor in the department of physiology as well as the associate dean for student affairs.

Rhodes College has awarded Dr. Robert R. Waller an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree. Waller, an ophthalmologist, is a Rhodes trustee and president emeritus of the Mayo Clinic health system.

Steven Lowery and James Raymer have joined Strategic Financial Partners as registered financial representatives. Lowery is a retired U.S. Marine Corps major and attended the University of Memphis and University of Phoenix. Raymer is a graduate of Stetson University.

Christopher Sheffield has joined Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir’s office as executive director of communications. Sheffield has more than 20 years of experience as a print journalist.

Shoemaker Financial advisers Jim Shoemaker and Frank Allen have been named to the Million Dollar Round Table Court of the Table. Jeremy Jones was named to the MDRT Top of the Table. Bill Regenold and Jim Whitehead achieved MDRT recognition. All the advisers are based in Shoemaker Financial’s Germantown office.

Adrian Walker of SRVS has been named the 2012 Direct Support Professional of the Year for Tennessee by the American Network of Community Options and Resources. Walker was chosen for his work in support of community living for people with disabilities.


Steve Baer, long-term care planning specialist at Genworth Financial Mid-South, has been named the fourth-leading long-term care insurance professional in Tennessee by the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance, which awarded Baer its 2012 Achievement Award.

Destin Tucker has received the Outstanding Orientation Professional Award for Region VI of the National Orientation Directors Association. Tucker is an orientation and special events coordinator for the Office of Recruitment and Orientation Services at the University of Memphis, where she has worked since 2007.

Harvey Middleton has been awarded Volunteer Mid-South’s Spirit of Giving award for board member of the year. Middleton has volunteered at SRVS for 26 years and was chairman of the board from 2003 to 2005.


Robert Farris of Crye-Leike Realtors has earned the National Association of Realtors’ Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource Specialist designation.

Thirteen Memphis-area residents have passed the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination and have been inducted into the Tennessee Society of CPAs. They are Forrest C. Aven, Trent Dixon, Russell L. Dotson, Shannon N. Fisher, Ralph E. Gabb, Sara T. Gochnauer, Scott A. Haynes, Kimberly N. Hearn, William T. McQuiston, Benjamin R. Murray, Amanda M. Stone, Jamie E. Suber and Carol E. Vann.

Curry Luttrell has joined oncology research support firm ACORN Research LLC as vice president, network services.

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