UPA Leadership


Governing Leadership

UPA's Governing Association

Physician Established. Physician Led. Physician Owned.

UPA is supported by governing physicians and a highly-trained staff. We have over 1,000 clinicians and 900 team members. Our office is based in Knoxville, and we serve physician practices throughout Eastern Tennessee.

Our governance system at University Physicians’ Association, Inc. (UPA) is as follows:

  • Board of Directors - The Board consists of 18 elected physicians serving 3-year terms and are responsible for overseeing and managing the entire organization. They ensure that our overall mission, goals, and objectives of the corporation and interest of shareholders are met.
  • Contract & Finance Committee - The Contract & Finance Committee is a board-appointed committee that identifies and oversees the managed care contract negotiations and opportunities.
  • Membership Committee - The Membership Committee is appointed by Board members, and are responsible for preparing recommendations for membership criteria and identifying membership needs.
  • Planning & Marketing Committee - An appointed committee tasked with promoting the image and capabilities of the corporation and its shareholders.
  • Clinical Integration Committee - The appointed members of the Clinical Integration Committee monitor implementation of the Clinical Integration Program, including practice guidelines and benchmarks.
  • Nominating Committee - The Nominating Committee consists of 3 primary care shareholders, 2 specialty care shareholders, 1 hospital-based shareholder who are responsible for nominating from shareholders individuals to be considered for the board of directors.

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