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Chad Gentry 

Dept of Experiential Education

Associate Dean Experiential Education Pharmacy


Chad grew up in East Tennessee and attended the University of Tennessee Knoxville and received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center. He then completed a primary are specialty residency through Holston Medical Group/University Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Kingsport, TN. He has primarily spent is professional career in academia, and has practiced in several interprofessional primary care clinics while on faculty at East Tennessee State University and Lipscomb University. He is board certified in ambulatory care and is a certified diabetes educator. Chad has served in multiple leadership capacities involving experiential education and interprofessional education (IPE). His currently practice at Vanderbilt Primary Care at West End, and holds an adjunct faculty position at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and served as a Health Policy Associate at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for Health Policy at Meharry Medical College. He has extensive experience in the translational science of IPE into collaborative practice. He has served in various capacities of leadership with the Meharry Vanderbilt Alliance Interprofessional Education Faculty Collaborative, Vanderbilt Program in Interprofessional Learning, Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy and the Tennessee Interprofessional Practice and Education Consortium. He has published numerous manuscripts and presented on many state, regional, and national platform programs in his field. He serves as a reviewer for several journals focused on teaching and learning, interprofessional education and vulnerable populations. He is active with the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and the Tennessee Pharmacists Association. In 2019, he was been recognized for his innovative interprofessional practice and leadership by being named the recipient of the Tennessee Pharmacists Association Excellence in Innovation award, awarded the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing Friend of Nursing, and elected a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice in Pharmacy.

Academic Degrees

Doctor of Pharmacy

Academic Department

Pharmacy Practice and Experiential Education