Dr. David S. Hecht was named Chief of Staff effective July 1, 2012 at the James H. Quillen VA Medical
Center in Mountain Home, TN. In this role, Dr. Hecht is responsible for all clinical issues that affect the
medical staff and for overseeing the clinical, teaching, and research services provided by it. In addition,
he serves as a Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery and Associate Dean for Veterans Affairs at East
Tennessee State University’s James H. Quillen College of Medicine. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Hecht
held the position of Chief of Surgery at James H. Quillen VA Medical Center and continues to actively
practice as a General Surgeon taking care of our Veterans.