Executive Team



David Stern

David M. Stern, MD, Chair of the Board of University Clinical Health, Robert Kaplan Executive Dean of the College of Medicine, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, UTHSC

For Dr. Stern, University Clinical Health is the lifeblood of the College of Medicine at UTHSC. It provides the opportunity for faculty to practice medicine in an environment created by the physicians and focused on patients and their families. It is truly a physician-led and professionally managed organization. Our vision, under Dr. Stern’s leadership, is to apply clinical innovations of every kind while treating all patients who come to its doors. UTHSC is very proud to carry discovery forward to patients through this faculty practice group.

Drew Botschner, Chief Executive Officer

Drew Botschner joined University Clinical Health as its Chief Executive Officer in 2014. A native of Ohio, he was an owner of and formerly served as General Counsel for Care Point Partners, LLC. Prior to Care Point Partners, he served as General Counsel for UC Physicians in Cincinnati, Ohio, the private practice group for clinical faculty members at University of Cincinnati Medical School. Also, Botschner was General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for a Cincinnati-based provider of pharmacy and related services for patients who needed home-based infusion services.

Brad Canada MD, Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Canada assumed the role of Chief Medical Officer for University Clinical Health in 2013. A board certified nephrologist, he joined the medical staff in 2004 and was named Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. From 2008 to 2010, he served as Interim Chief of the Division of Nephrology, and in 2009 was named Associate Professor of Medicine. In 2012, he was appointed Associate Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Physician Services.

Joseph Misleh, Executive Director, Business Development

Joeseph Misleh serves as University Clinical Health’s Director of Business Development. Prior to joining the organization, Misleh oversaw the Financial Planning and Analysis department for BioScrip, Inc. Misleh earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and completed graduate studies at Xavier University’s Williams College of Business.

Courtney Love, Executive Director of Clinical Operations and Human Resources

Courtney Love is Executive Director of Clinical Operations, Human Resources and Organization Training. She also serves as Privacy Officer for the organization. Love joined University Clinical Health in 2007 and was promoted to her current role in May of 2016. She is a native Memphian, but joined University Clinical Health from Chicago where she worked for the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Mississippi State University, where she graduated magna cum laude, and a PHR (Professional in Human Resources) Designation. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) Human Resource Leadership Council.

Tim Carlew, Executive Director of Finance and Accounting

Tim Carlew joined University Clinical Health in 2014, bringing with him more than 20 years of experience in accounting and finance. Carlew came to the company from Provider Health Services where he also held the position of controller. He has also held the positions of Controller, Director of Accounting, Accounting Manager, Project Manager and Finance Manager within a wide variety of industries including software, aerospace, distribution and retail.

Michael Ryan, Executive Director of IT

Michael Ryan joined University Clinical Health in 2013 as Director of IT, responsible for all Application Development and Hardware Infrastructure Systems. Michael is a native Memphian with more than 24 years in the IT field. During that time, he has worked in IT management roles for Memphis-based corporations Morgan Keegan, Accredo Health and M.S. Carriers. Ryan holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology from Christian Brothers University.

Katie Evans, Director of Organizational Engagement and Outreach

Katie Evans serves as Director of Organizational Engagement and Outreach, encompassing Human Resources, Organization Training, Physician Services and Marketing. Evans joined University Clinical Health in 2016, bringing with her experience in financial, technology and operational risk advisory with Deloitte and Touche, LLP.  She earned a Bachelor of Science in Commerce & Business Administration from the […]

Directors of Operations



Nakita Anthony, Director of Operations

Nakita Anthony is Director of Operations for University Clinical Health, responsible for the organization’s Family Medicine and Hematology Departments. Nakita joined University Clinical Health in 2016, bringing with her a background in clinical operations, performance improvement, and project management.

Bradley Chow, Director of Operations

Bradley Chow is Director of Operations for University Clinical Health, responsible for the organization’s Pathology, Neurology, Nephrology, Hospital Medicine and Hematology clinical operations. He joined University Clinical Health in 2013. A native of Mississippi, he worked as Director of Operations for Sentara Healthcare in Norfolk, Va. for seven years directing a region of multispecialty practices just prior to joining University Clinical Health. Chow also has experience as Director of Business Development at Delta Medical Center as well as a marketing executive at Lakeside Behavioral Health System.

Al Da Silva, Director of Operations

Al Da Silva is Director of Operations for University Clinical Health, responsible for the organization’s clinical operations for Plastic and Minimally Invasive Surgery. Al joined University Clinical Health in 2016. Al has a background in critical care nursing, operations and performance improvement. Al was a performance improvement manager for the COO administration at Regional One Health, where he led several organizational wide business developments, operational and performance improvement initiatives.

Allison Elphingstone, Director of Operations

Allison Elphingstone is Director of Operations for University Clinical Health, responsible for the organization’s Neonatology and Psychiatry clinical operations. She joined University Clinical Health as an accountant in 1996 in the Deptartment of Pathology. Since that time, she has worked in many departments, fulfilling many different roles for Pathology, Radiology, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology, Obstetrics, Trauma, Emergency Medicine and Neonatology. Elphingstone holds a bachelor’s degree from Arkansas State University in Accounting and an MBA from Belhaven University.

Patrick Fields, Director of Operations

Patrick Fields is a Director of Operations for University Clinical Health, responsible for the organization’s Addiction Medicine and Dermatology clinical operations while also assisting with various business development activities. Patrick joined University Clinical Health in early 2016. Prior to joining University Clinical Health, Patrick worked as an executive for Acadia Healthcare. He holds a Bachelor’s […]
Tim Hodge

Tim Hodge, Director of Operations

Tim is Director of Operations for University Clinical Health, responsible for the organization’s Pathology operation. Tim joined University Clinical Health in 2014, bringing to the organization a deep entrepreneurial and medical background. Prior to joining the company, Tim was President, Chief Scientific Officer and Founder of both Integrity Genetics and Transnetyx Inc., both genetic diagnostic […]

Melissa D. Scurlock, Director of Operations

Melissa Scurlock is Director of Operations for University Clinical Health, responsible for the organization’s Ophthalmology clinical operations. She joined University Clinical Health in 2016. Melissa came to us from Mercy Clinic Hospital in Jefferson County, Missouri, bringing with her 20 years in the medical field. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science, with a major in […]