Student Spotlight: Dr. Julianna Lindsey
All students balance hectic schedules, but Dr. Julianna Lindsey could give just about any UT College of Business Administration student a run for his or her money. In addition to her coursework and residency periods in the demanding Physician Executive MBA program, Dr. Lindsey is regional medical director of hospital medicine for TeamHealth in Knoxville, Tennessee; volunteers for various groups and committees in the area; and is raising two children with her husband, Dr. Mark Prince, who is vice chief of staff and a gastroenterologist specializing in advanced endoscopy at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
A native of Western Kentucky, Dr. Lindsey is one of six children and the first from her family to graduate from college. She earned two undergraduate degrees, a BS in biomedical science from the University of South Alabama and a BS in biochemistry from Western Kentucky University, before graduating from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. She went on to complete an internship in surgery at the University of Louisville and a residency in internal medicine at the University of Kentucky before beginning her professional career. Over the past 14 years, she has served in various roles in Lexington, KY, as well as in Knoxville, Oak Ridge, and Lenoir City, Tennessee; serving on countless special task forces and institutional committees in various leadership roles for TeamHealth, Mercy Health Partners, and Covenant Health System, among others. Dr. Lindsey often has been recognized for the commitment she brings to her profession, including a nod from the chief medical officer for her exemplary patient care and going above and beyond the call of duty.
In Dr. Lindsey’s limited free time, she has served as the finance committee chair for her church, volunteers for Sew-for-Hope, which creates goods such as turbans and pillows for cancer patients, and as a volunteer physician for the InterFaith Clinic, a primary care facility serving the working poor in Knoxville. Though she admits she isn’t able to commit much time to her personal hobbies, she enjoys playing musical instruments and tennis, biking, hiking, and doing needlework.
One might assume that Dr. Lindsey has little time to devote to MBA coursework, however her commitment to the program is truly exceptional. “I LOVE the PEMBA program,” Dr. Lindsey said, “one of the best decisions I’ve ever made was to attend. I truly enjoy every bit of it. Of course, I feel blessed to have the opportunity for any and all education given my background.”