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Robert T. Means, MD

Robert T. Means, MD

East Tennessee State University
Office of the Dean

James H. Quillen College of Medicine
Room C200 Stanton Gerber Hall
P.O. Box 70694
Kentucky Clinic J525
740 South Limestone
Johnson City, TN 37614-1710

Phone: 423-439-6315

Assistant: Donna Gage
Phone: (423) 439-6316

Member Since: 2003





Clinical Interest(s)

Benign and Diagnostic Hematology

Research Interest(s)

  • Anemia
  • Polycythemia
  • Erythropoiesis
  • Iron metabolism

Current / Former SSCI Roles

President 2012-13


About Robert T. Means, MD

Dr. Robert T. Means, Jr. is Dean and Professor of Internal Medicine at the James H. Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University. He received his medical degree from Vanderbilt and completed training in Internal Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine before returning to Vanderbilt for a fellowship in Hematology. Dr. Means is best known for his research into the pathogenesis, treatment, and diagnosis of disorders of red cell production and iron metabolism, which has been supported over the years by NIH, VA, and by industry. Prior to taking on his current position in 2014, he held faculty positions at Vanderbilt, the University of Cincinnati, the Medical University of South Carolina, and the University of Kentucky.

Dr. Means is a past president of SSCI, a current member of the Executive Advisory Committee, and the chronic presider at the annual Southern Blood Club dinner lecture.


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