James L. Netterville MD

The Mark C. Smith Professor of Head and Neck Oncology, Director of Head and Neck Oncologic Services, Executive Vice Chair, Department of Otolaryngology, and Associate Director, Bill Wilkerson Center for Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences
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  • 319 ratings

Areas of Expertise

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    ENT Ear, Nose, Throat (Otolaryngology)
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    Head and Neck Cancer
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    Otolaryngology Surgery
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    Skull Base Conditions
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    Skull Base Surgery
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    Thyroid Surgery
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    Upper Airway (Tracheal), Oral, Nasal, Lip, and Other Head and Neck Cancers


1215 21st Ave. S., Floors 6-10
Nashville, TN 37232


  • Doctor of Medicine - University of Tennessee, 1980
  • Internship - Methodist Hospital, 1981
  • Residency - Methodist Hospital, 1982
  • Fellowship - University of Iowa Healthcare, 1985
  • Residency - University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 1985

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology - American Board of Otolaryngology, 1985

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Patient Comments

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*Dr. Netterville has the best staff and they have ALWAYS been attentive to my needs!
August 27, 2020
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Drs. Peterson and Netterville were both very attentive.
July 18, 2020
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The time to listen and explain was of excellent quality. I felt so comfortable to be able to explain and know that I am being heard. thank you
July 17, 2020
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Excellent individual and caring service.
July 16, 2020
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Always come away from these visits with a positive feeling about my care and treatment.
July 2, 2020
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*Dr. Netterville is very best. I have been under his care for 17 years and 8 surgeries. Excellent dr.
July 2, 2020
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I've never met a better doctor. Dr. Netterville was extremely personable, caring, and took plenty of time to address any questions I had. I wish all doctors were like this!
June 28, 2020
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Amazing at assuaging fears
June 24, 2020
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I believe you already appreciate Dr. Netterville's unique skills as a caregiver. Exceptional.
June 21, 2020
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