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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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  • 285 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

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Experience Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
Fantastic experience with Dr. Netterville!
December 22, 2020
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I have never felt rushed or left with unanswered questions.
December 21, 2020
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Excellent care. Excellent physicians, nurses and assistants! Dr. Netterville is amazing and I'm so very thankful and blessed he was my surgeon!
December 19, 2020
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Dr. Netttervlille always is very attentive and utmost professional in dealing with my condition.+
December 10, 2020
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He does his exam, then any concern he take what time I need.
October 28, 2020
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I am very impressed with the personal interest that was showed to me and my family.
October 27, 2020
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Dr. Netterville is am amazing physician who is so compassionate and kind. He explained with care all the aspects of my treatment, helping me to understand all of it. He spent so much time with me and is so patient
October 22, 2020
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*Dr. Neterville is one of the most caring, kind doctors I have ever met. Just an amazing human!
October 22, 2020
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Excellent! Very trustworthy. Put me at ease.
October 12, 2020
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