Medical Foundation of Nashville

The Medical Foundation of Nashville empowers our community by supporting health access, promoting healthy lifestyles, championing health and medical education, and cooperating with other charitable entities to work towards a healthier Nashville.  Specific activities include public health education, coordinated charity care, and education for physicians and physicians in training.

  • Programs

    Public Health Education

    Public health education includes education and outreach to physicians, patients, and the community at large on health topics.  The Medical Foundation of Nashville will conduct this activity using a variety of methods, such as in-person seminars, flyers, social media, and one-on-one interaction with individuals.

    Coordinated Charity Care – Project Access Nashville Specialty Care

    For more information about Project Access Nashville Specialty Care, please visit www.projectaccessnashville.com.

    Education for Physicians and Physicians in training

    The Medical Foundation of Nashville coordinates educational opportunities for physicians and physicians in training in the form of Continuing Medical Education courses, leadership training, and other seminars supplementing the traditional physician education provided by medical schools on topics such as financial planning, business and medicine, and new laws impacting healthcare.  The education is conducted in Middle Tennessee by the Medical Foundation of Nashville in collaboration with other partners with expertise in the field of study.

  • 2018 Board of Directors

    We are grateful for the leadership and direction of our board of directors and the vision they provide to our organization.

    Robin Williams, MD ~ Board Chair

    Ralph Atkinson, MDSecretary/Treasurer

    Michel McDonald, MD ~ Director

    Josephine Ndolo, MD ~ Director

    Christopher Ott, MD ~ Director

  • Physician Partner

    Become a Physician Partner of the Nashville Academy of Medicine and support our new foundation, the Medical Foundation of Nashville! Partners enjoy benefits including:
    • Promotion – in the online listing and NAM directory
    • Networking – Invitation to networking events with your physician peers and family!
    • Education – Discounted invitations to select education/CME events annually
    • Information – Receive the monthly e-newsletter, NAM News, with important updates

    The Partner investment for non-members is $200, which includes a $100 donation to the Medical Foundation of Nashville made on your behalf!  NAM Members enjoy a discounted Partner investment of only $100.  Resident and fellow members of NAM receive special pricing of $50 to become a Partner of the Medical Foundation of Nashville.

    To become a Physician Partner, please complete this application and email it to nringenberg@nashvillemedicine.org or mail it to Nashville Academy of Medicine, 3301 West End Ave, Ste 100, Nashville, TN 37203.

  • Donate

    Thank you for supporting the Medical Foundation of Nashville. Consider making a donation to the Medical Foundation of Nashville and help us continue the mission of supporting health access, promoting healthy lifestyles, championing health and medical education, and cooperating with other charitable entities to work towards a healthier Nashville. Visit our donation page for details about how you can contribute to our mission or click below to make a donation.




  • Contact Us

    For questions about the Medical Foundation of Nashville, please contact:

    Rebecca Leslie, MBA
    Chief Executive Officer
    rleslie@nashvillemedicine.org
    Nikki Ringenberg, MPA
    Senior Director of Membership and Grants
    nringenberg@nashvillemedicine.org
    3301 West End Ave, Suite 100
    Nashville, TN 37203
    615-712-6236