Medical School: University of Tennessee, Memphis, College of Medicine, 1966.
Residency: General Surgery, Memphis Veterans Administration
Residency: Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Univ. of Tenn. Center for Health Sciences
Board Certification: Otolaryngology
Fellow, American Academy of Otolaryngology
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Fellow, American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 1975-2002
Assistant Professor Department of Surgery (Otolaryngology) and Adjunct Professor, Departments of Family Medicine and Internal Medicine, University of Tennessee 1974-2004
Author, Otolaryngology: Problems in Primary Care, Medical Economics Books.
Dr. Upchurch has extensive experience in clinical medicine and business. In 40 years of experience in medicine, he has been a United States Air Force flight surgeon, Federal Aviation Agency aviation medical examiner, board certified otolaryngologist, clinical professor in otolaryngology and adjunct professor in family medicine and internal medicine, faculty member of the core curriculum committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, author of many medical articles and one training textbook. In addition, he practiced Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery in a private, 4-man ENT group for 30 years. Business and administrative experience includes chief of aviation medicine for a USAF special operations facility, chief resident of an otolaryngology training program, president of a 4-man ENT group for over 10 years, many hospital staff leadership positions, including chief of surgery, president of local and state medical specialty societies, member of the informatics committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology, director of 2 preferred provider organizations, co-founder, chief medical officer, CEO then chairman of AllMeds, a health informatics company. Since 2004, he has concentrated full time on development and implementation of modern health information technology.