Idowu Uzzi, MD, MPH, an attending hospitalist who practices internal medicine at Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital, has been named as the hospital’s Physician of the Quarter. Uzzi was nominated by the hospital’s associates and medical staff for his efforts to help bridge outpatient and inpatient care, enhance progress and discharge plans and strengthen the patient experience.
A native of Benin City, Nigeria, Uzzi received a bachelor of medicine and bachelor of surgery (MBBS) degree from the University of Benin College of Medicine, where he later earned his master’s in public health.
He was involved with Save Accident Victims Association of Nigeria, where he provided first aid for road traffic accident victims and other emergency situations and participated in seminars on road safety and emergency first aid care.
He completed a residency in family medicine at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital and a residency in internal medicine at Nashville General Hospital and Alvin C. York Veterans’ Administration Medical Center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Uzzi joined Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital’s medical staff in 2015 and is an associate professor of Internal Medicine at Meharry Medical College. His procedural skills include central venous and arterial line placement and endotracheal intubation.
He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians.