ABOUT Dr. Curtis Elam, MD

Dr. Curtis Elam, MD, FACOG

Primary Location: Clyburn Center for Primary Care

Department: OB/GYN

Language: English

About Me: I attempt to treat every patient the way I would want my wife and daughter and other family members to be treated: With kindness and respect for their decisions.  I will attempt to make every decision regarding your medical care with your best interest at heart.  I strongly desire to keep abreast of all new techniques and guidelines by staying current on OB/GYN medical information.  I also have military experience:

  • Battalion Surgeon- 3rd Batallion, 4th Marines, 6th Marine Regiment, Camp Lejeune (1986-1988)
  • Regimental Surgeon- 6th Marine Regiment, Camp Lejeune (1989)

Medical Schools/Background:

  • Bachelors of Science with Chemistry Degree (1981)
  • Medical Degree: University of TN Center for Health Sciences, Memphis, TN (1985)
  • Internship: Charleston Naval Hospital- Family Practice (1986)
  • Residency: Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Nashville, TN) (1989-1992)
  • Private Practice: Knoxville, TN (1992-2020)

Professional Interests: I have a strong interest in laparoscopic and robotic surgery with routine and complex gynecological procedures. Treatment of endometriosis, menopause, contraception, pregnancy, hormone replacement therapy, urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and others.  My goal is to be able to bring robotic surgery (with all of the benefits that it has) to the patients of RHS.

Board Certifications: Board Certified OB/GYN with yearly maintenance of certification

Years of Experience: 29+