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Stephen Paul Combs, American pediatrician, health facility administrator. Certified physician executive American College Physician Executives; diplomate National Board Medical Examiners. Recipient Forty Under 40 award, Business Journal, Health Care Hero award, 2003, 2007.


Combs, Stephen Paul was born on February 11, 1966 in Bristol, Tennessee, United States. Son of Paul Willis and Janis Rose Combs.


Bachelor of Science, East Tennessee State University, 1988. Doctor of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, 1992. Master in Finance, University North Carolina, 2008.


Resident pediatrics Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1992—1995, chief pediatrics residents Duke Children's Hospital, 1994—1995. Partner Mountain Region Pediatricians, Kingsport, Tennessee, 1995—1998, secretary, since 1998. Pediatrician Gray Station Pediatrics, since 1999.

Vice president medical affairs Holston Valley Medical Center, 2006—2009. Director pediatrics intensive care Wellmont Health Systems, 1998—2006, chairman pediatrics critical care, 1996—2006, chief medical office, 2008—2010. Chairman department pediatrics Indian Path Medical Center, 1999—2003.

Member medical advisory board American Homepatient, Nashville, 1995—1998. Member child fatality review board judicial District II State of Tennessee, since 1995. Board directors Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center, chief staff, 2006.

Medical director clinical trials program Highlands Physicans Inc., 2001—2004, board directors, member various committees. Associate clinical professor pediatrics East Tennessee State University, 2002—2005, clinical professor pediatrics, since 2005. Board directors Highlands Wellmont Health Network, vice chairman, since 2008.

Vice-chair, physicians executive committee Wellmont Physician Services, since 2005, president, Chief Executive Officer, since 2007, system senior vice president for medical affairs, since 2007, chief medical officer, chief academy officer, since 2009.


Every person was created for a purpose, and God has a plan and will for every individual.


Religious liberty is not merely the right to remain in the religion of one’s birth, but includes the right of anyone to change his religious loyalties without fear of persecution.


Every Christians should study the Bible that contains a variety of inspirational and thoughtful ideas in the field of history, law, and poetry.


Fellow American Academy Pediatrics (resident representative 1993-1995, program chairman Tennessee chapter 2000, nominating chair Tennessee chapter 2001, fellow at large since 2005), American Society Clinical Pediatrics, American Board Pediatrics, American Board Forensic Examiners, American Society Clinical Pediatrics. Member American Medical Association, Tennessee Medical Association, North Carolina Medical Association, Duke Medical Alumni Association, East Tennessee State University Medical Alumni Association (representative since 1992), Alpha Omega Alpha.


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    Avocations: Civil War, Revolutionary War, gardening, snow skiing, golf.