NAM Bicentennial Gala 1821-2021

This event will follow all safety protocols and size restrictions in place at the time of the event.

Join us on October 2, 2021, and be transported back in time with our 1821 Opening Cocktail Reception, sponsored by KraftCPAs.  Browse through historical memorabilia and archives of physicians and medicine in Nashville, and enjoy period-appropriate cocktails (and contemporary ones).

Distinguished guests will then step into the modern, 2021 inspired gala celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the Nashville Academy of Medicine.  We hope you will join us in celebrating the momentous occasion of the founding of the first medical society in Tennessee and 200 years of physicians serving in Nashville!


This event is currently sold out. 

Waitlist:  Please email to place your name on a reserve waitlist for the event, if you are interested in attending and do not currently have a ticket. View the ticket refund policy.

Safety Protocols: By purchasing a ticket(s) or table to the Gala, the purchaser agreed that they and their guest(s) will follow all the safety protocols in place and will not attend the Gala if they are having any COVID-19 symptoms. Specific guidance and protocols will be emailed to all ticket purchasers prior to the event and will align with current federal, state, local, and venue recommendations for gatherings.

Updated 9.3.21:  The Nashville Symphony has implemented the following policies for all activities at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, including our Bicentennial Gala on Saturday, October 2.  Please visit for complete, up-to-date information, and send any questions to

  • All guests will be asked to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours prior to event start time.
    • For individuals providing a negative test result, the test must be taken within 48 hours of the event start time. Date-stamped PCR or antigen tests from an accredited health care provider will be acceptable for entry. Home tests will not be accepted. We may not have on-site testing available.
  • Masks are required for all attendees while not actively eating and drinking. Guests are encouraged to bring their own masks, however masks will be available to guests.

If you or a member of your party begin experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, you can email at any time to request the transfer of tickets.  Please include the name the tickets were purchased under and the name of the new attendees.  View the full ticket refund policy.

If you are unable to attend, but would like to make a gift to the Medical Foundation of Nashville in celebration of the Nashville Academy of Medicine's Bicentennial, please click below. Your gift can be given in honor of a loved one or colleague, or in memory of a friend. You can also target your gift to a specific initiative or program and make a single gift or a monthly recurring donation. As our community faces increasingly difficult health challenges, our mission has never been more relevant or important! With your continued support, we will continue to make a difference.



Bicentennial Gala Sponsors and Supporters

1821 Cocktail Reception Sponsor:



Mission Champions:


Founders Circle:

Burke Financial Group

Includes Felix Robertson Presidents Society
and 1821 Society Members

Ralph Atkinson, MD
Michael Beckham, MD and Brenda Beckham
Reuben A. Bueno, Sr., MD, Given by Reuben A. Bueno, Jr., MD and Dana Ferry
David Duong, MD and David Matthews
Charles Eckstein, MD and Carolyn Eckstein
Lee A. Fentriss, MD
George Lee, III, MD and Amy Lee
Rebecca Leslie and Brett Leslie
Michel McDonald, MD
Christopher J. Ott, MD
Ron Overfield, MD and Kay Overfield
V. Seenu Reddy, MD and Meera Ballal
Adrian Rodriguez, MD
Barrett Rosen, MD and Carolyn Rosen
Nicole Schlechter, MD and Raymond Bluth, MD
Gregg Shepard, MD and  Amy Shepard
M. Kevin Smith, MD and Lisa Smith
Jule West, MD and David West
Robin Williams, MD
Michael Zanolli, MD and Julie Sandine

Table Hosts:
Ralph Atkinson, MD
Reuben A. Bueno, Sr., MD, Given by Reuben A. Bueno, Jr., MD and Dana Ferry
Mary Kate Jordan, MD, Fridrich & Clark Realty
Timothy Livingston, MD and Elizabeth Livingston
NeuroScience & TMS Treatment Centers
Christopher J. Ott, MD
Jule West, MD and David West

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