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Alper Award Nominees

Christopher Sciarretta, MD

Alex Jones MD

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine – Chattanooga, in partnership with Erlanger, is proud to announce the nomination of Christopher Sciarretta, MD, for the 2024 Alper Humanitarian Award. Dr. Sciarretta was nominated by Doug Gregorie, MD, on behalf of the Department of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Sciarretta is currently the chief resident of the Department of Emergency Medicine. His nomination states that he is “the kind of physician who can always be trusted to act in the best interest of his patients no matter the situational difficulty.”

“It is quite obvious when working with him that his patients find comfort in his bedside manner and respect his decisions,” said Dr. Gregorie. “Ultimately, it is my honor to recommend Dr. Sciarretta for the Alper Award. He has been an excellent resident who has positively impacted the lives of numerous patients within our community over the past 3 years. I have no doubt that he will continue to serve his future community with the same compassion, determination, and kindness.”

Dr. Sciarretta has shown full commitment to becoming a great physician and maintained a level of compassion that is commendable.

“Throughout his residency training, Dr. Sciarretta has demonstrated qualities consistent with those associated with the legacy of Dr. Harold Alper,” said Dr. Gregorie.

UT Health Science Center College of Medicine – Chattanooga, in conjunction with the Erlanger Foundation, Erlanger, and an endowment from the family of the late Dr. Harold Alper, has established the yearly ceremony and grand rounds keynote address. The Alper Humanitarian Award is presented to a graduating resident or fellow at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine – Chattanooga who has consistently demonstrated during residency or fellowship the humanistic qualities for which the late Dr. Alper was known: integrity, compassion, and community service.

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