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"Nothing is more important to the future of our state than a healthier Tennessee."

Dr. Manny Sethi and his wife Maya are Founders of Healthy Tennessee, a non-profit organization designed to promote preventative health care.  Their desire to make Tennessee a healthier state and provide quality health education to all Tennesseans was their motivating reason for this cause.

“Dr. Manny” as friends and neighbors refer to Sethi, is an orthopedic trauma surgeon and Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University.  He is currently Director of the Vanderbilt Orthopedic Institute Center for Health Policy and is the lead author of the book Orthopedic Traumatology and co-author along with Senator Bill Frist in An Introduction to Health Policy: A Primer for Physicians and Medical Students. He is currently working on The American Dream in Tennessee: Stories of Faith, Struggle, and Survival and serves as editor for Orthopaedic Surgery Examination and Board Review Textbook coming out this fall.

Raised in Hillsboro, Tennessee, Dr. Manny is a graduate of Brown University.  A Fulbright Scholar working with children with muscular dystrophy in Tunisia, Dr. Manny attended Harvard Medical School and completed his orthopedic surgical training while at Harvard University.

Dr. Manny maintains a deep interest in healthcare reform and has written for the Agency for Healthcare and Research Quality (AHRQ) and currently writes a monthly health policy column in the magazine AAOS Now. He was short listed by the Commission on White House Fellowships as a finalist for the White House Fellowship 2009. He has served as the National Chairman of the American Medical Association Resident and Fellow Section and has served on the Committee on Publications of the New England Journal of Medicine

Dr. Manny returned home to Tennessee to impact change in healthcare and education. He has served as an assistant professor at Meharry Medical College also in Nashville where he ran a clinic and operating room providing indigent care. Together with the RWJ Center at Meharry Medical College, he led a public-private partnership with local schools to develop Violence Prevention Programs in order to reduce trauma injuries associated with violence.

Dr. Manny has been married for ten years to his wife Maya, and they have two children.