The Felix Robertson Presidents Society is an exclusive society created during the Bicentennial Anniversary of the Nashville Academy of Medicine, to recognize the contributions and dedication of former presidents of the Nashville Academy of Medicine, the Tennessee Medical Association and the American Medical Association. This level may also be purchased by a family in honor of a member who served in one of these roles who has passed away.
• Four tickets to the gala event on Saturday, October 2, 2021.
• Two tickets to any other anniversary related celebration in 2021
• Special designation at event as Presidents Society member
• Premier seating at event
• Opportunity to write a blog in 2021
• Name listed on event website
• Name listed on printed program
• Name listed on signage at event
• Name listed on signage to remain at NAM offices after event.
• Preview of items if there is a Silent Auction
• One copy of commemorative book
Current Members of the Felix Robertson Presidents Society:
Ralph Atkinson, MD
Charles Eckstein, MD and Carolyn Eckstein
Michel McDonald, MD
Dr. and Mrs. Ron Overfield, MD
V. Seenu Reddy, MD and Meera Ballal
Barrett Rosen, MD and Carolyn Rosen
M. Kevin Smith, MD and Lisa Smith
Robin Williams, MD
History of Dr. Felix Robertson and NAM: The first medical association in Tennessee, was founded in Nashville on March 5, 1821, by seven physicians in the log courthouse on the Public Square. The organization took the name "The Nashville Medical Society." The first president was Dr. Felix Robertson, who was elected Mayor of Nashville in 1827. The first secretary was Dr. James Roane, and the other five included Drs. Boyd McNairy, A.G. Goodlett, James Overton, John Waters, and R.A. Higginbotham. Dr. Robertson, Dr. Roane, and others were instrumental in the 1830 founding of the Medical Society of Tennessee, which changed its name to the Tennessee Medical Association. The Nashville Academy of Medicine is proud to have had 47 presidents of the Tennessee Medical Association, and eight presidents of the American Medical Association – more than any other city.
Contribution: $2000 tax-deductible donation to the Medical Foundation of Nashville, the nonprofit charity organization of the Nashville Academy of Medicine