Lincoln Health System is pleased to announce the expansion of the Lincoln Medical Center Hospitalist program with the addition of Idowu Uzzi, MD.
Dr. Uzzi is a Board Certified Internal Medicine physician who specializes in providing hospitalist care. A hospitalist is a provider who cares for patients while they are in the hospital whether in an inpatient or observation status.
Since 2013, Dr. Uzzi has provided care to patients in a hospital setting in middle Tennessee. He attended medical school at the University of Benin in Nigeria, where he also completed an internship and residency in Family Medicine. He then relocated to Atlanta, GA where he completed an externship before entering the Internal Medicine Residency program at Meharry Medical College in Nashville.
“COVID-19 has resulted in increased hospital census and more complex patients in our facility. Dr. Uzzi, with his Internal Medicine expertise, is a wonderful addition to our Hospitalist Program,” said Lincoln Health System Chief Executive Officer, Darrell Blaylock. “Dr. Uzzi began seeing patients at Lincoln Medical Center in September on an interim basis, and he was such a perfect fit for our hospital that we offered him a full-time position.”
Dr. Uzzi will become a full-time physician of the hospitalist program in January 2021.