Jon Andrew “Andy” Russell, M.D., was recently named Chief Medical Officer at Williamson Medical Center. The board-certified Emergency Medicine physician has served as a staff physician in WMC’s Emergency Department since 2004 and has led the department as medical director since 2010. Russell also serves on the hospital’s Strategic Planning and Medical Executive committees.


A graduate of Rhodes College in Memphis, Russell earned his medical degree from the James H. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University before participating in the University of Kentucky’s Emergency Medicine Residency Program. In 2017 Russell earned his Masters of Business Administration from Auburn University.


In his new role, Russell will serve as the liaison between medical staff and administration, and will help ensure patients receive the best care possible.  He also will work to implement cost-effective, efficient medical interventions and to enforce clinical guidelines.

Russell will be replacing former CMO Starling Evins, M.D., who is transitioning to the role of Medical Education Officer. A board-certified urologist, Evins retired from private practice in 2013 when he assumed new responsibilities as CMO. As Medical Education Officer, he will focus primarily on WMC’s medical student and residency programs, which have thrived tremendously under his leadership. He also will work with the WMC Foundation and serve as liaison to the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network Leadership Board and other VHAN organizations to help ensure high-quality, patient-centered care.


Williamson Medical Center offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services, 24-hour emergency care, preventive health screenings and wellness activities. Services offered by Williamson Medical Center are developed to provide the most cost-effective, convenient and accessible health care possible. More than 750 providers represent over 70 medical specialties and sub-specialties. The caliber of physicians and care at Williamson Medical Center offers patients a level of expertise and sophistication one expects to find at larger facilities, but with compassion and convenience unique to WMC. Our campus also houses Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical Center, which provides pediatric emergent and inpatient care. With our fully equipped pediatric rooms, we are now able to provide dedicated, focused, and specific care to the children of our community as well as their parents. For more information