Dr. Hae Won Shin Appointed as Chair of Neurology and Semmes-Murphey Professor at UTHSC

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Dr. Hae Won Shin Appointed as Chair of Neurology and Semmes-Murphey Professor at UTHSC

27 Feb, 2024

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) has announced the appointment of Dr. Hae Won Shin, MD, as the Chair of the Department of Neurology and Semmes-Murphey Professor of Excellence at the College of Medicine. Dr. Shin, who recently joined UTHSC from the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center’s School of Medicine, brings a wealth of experience and a strong commitment to enhancing epilepsy care and surgery outcomes.

In her previous roles, Dr. Shin has significantly contributed to the advancement of patient care, particularly in the field of epilepsy. She has been instrumental in developing ACGME-accredited epilepsy fellowships, providing comprehensive and advanced epilepsy care using new epilepsy surgery and neuromodulation therapies. Dr. Shin’s clinical care and research focus on improving epilepsy care and surgery outcomes, aligning with UTHSC’s mission to provide the best care to patients in Memphis and throughout Tennessee.

Dr. Shin’s vision for the Department of Neurology includes building up the department’s educational, clinical care, and outreach programs, and expanding its research portfolio. She emphasizes the importance of wellness, collaboration, diversity, and shared governance within the department, aiming to foster a community where everyone contributes to its success.

Dr. Shin earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Ewha Womans University in Seoul and a Bachelor of Science in Premedicine from Pennsylvania State University. She received her medical degree from Wake Forest University School of Medicine and completed her neurology residency and a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.

About the University of Tennessee Health Science Center

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is Tennessee’s premier institution for health science education, research, and clinical care. UTHSC is committed to providing outstanding medical care for patients with neurological diseases, comprehensive training for future neurologists and neuroscientists, and making new discoveries through basic and clinical research of neurological diseases.

About Dr. Hae Won Shin

Dr. Hae Won Shin is a distinguished neurologist with a focus on epilepsy care and surgery. Her work has significantly impacted the field, making her a valuable addition to UTHSC. Dr. Shin’s dedication to improving patient care, advancing research, and fostering an inclusive and collaborative department culture aligns with UTHSC’s values and goals.


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