MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Jon McCullers, MD, has been named to the Memphis Business Journal’s list of 100 Most Powerful People in Memphis Business. Dr. McCullers is the Pediatrician-in-Chief at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital. He is also the Senior Executive Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs, Chief Operating Officer for the College of Medicine and Dunavant Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. McCullers has diligently served as a pandemic expert in multiple roles throughout Shelby County. McCullers serves on the city and county COVID-19 task force, the Back to Business reopening subcommittee, Shelby County Board of Health and the Back-to-School Task Force formed in collaboration with Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. All of his efforts have provided knowledge to the public while also advising leaders on ways to slow the spread of COVID-19.
In his role as pediatrician-in-chief, Dr. McCullers has assisted in progressing the collaborative efforts between Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Under his leadership, the level of care available to children in Memphis and the entire region continues to grow and expand with new programs, impressive initiatives and education for the next generation of pediatric experts.
Dr. McCullers has been honored for his work by receiving awards such as: 2020 Memphis Business Journal Healthcare Hero, 2020 Dream Hero by the Legacy of Legends Community Development Corporation, and 2021 Kate Gooch Leader of the Year presented by Leadership Memphis.
The Memphis Business Journal’s editorial team compiled the Power 100 list, which names religious, civic, sports, or government leaders in business. Among others on the list are Michael Ugwueke, Dr. Kennard Brown, Cato Johnson, Mayor Jim Strickland, Mayor Lee Harris, and Penny Hardaway.
About Le Bonheur Children’s:
Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., treats children through community programs, regional clinics and a 255-bed state-of-the-art hospital. Le Bonheur serves as a primary teaching affiliate for the University Tennessee Health Science Center and trains more than 350 pediatricians and specialists each year. Nationally recognized, Le Bonheur is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Children’s Hospital.
About University of Tennessee Health Science Center:
As Tennessee’s only public, statewide, academic health system, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health through education, research, clinical care, and public service, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region. The main campus in Memphis includes six colleges: Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. UTHSC also educates and trains medicine, pharmacy, and/or health professions students, as well as medical residents and fellows, at major sites in Knoxville, Chattanooga and Nashville. For more information, visit www.uthsc.edu. Find us on Facebook: facebook.com/uthsc, on Twitter: twitter.com/uthsc and on Instagram: instagram.com/uthsc.
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