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James L Netterville, MD


The Mark C. Smith Professor of Head and Neck Oncology; Director of Head and Neck Oncologic Services; Executive Vice Chair, Department of Otolaryngology; Associate Director, Bill Wilkerson Center for Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences

4.9 4.9 315 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Head and Neck Cancer
Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat)
Skull Base Conditions
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Board Certificates

Otolaryngology - American Board of Otolaryngology, 1985


MD - University of Tennessee, 1980
Fellowship - University of Iowa Healthcare, 1985
Residency - University of Tennessee Health Science Center, 1985
Residency - Methodist Hospital, 1982
Internship - Methodist Hospital, 1981


Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center
Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center
1215 21st Ave. S.
Floors 6-10
Nashville, TN 37232

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Patient Comments

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Dr. Netterville is kind, caring and genuine! Excellent's skills; passionate about his job; compassionate for patients.
Patient | June 29, 2018

The Greatest!!!
Patient | June 25, 2018

He is extremely caring and a very good listener. Also, he is one of best SPECIALIZED surgeons in the U.S.A. and the WORLD.
Patient | June 21, 2018

Dr. Netterville is an amazing and caring doctor.
Patient | June 13, 2018

Dr. Netterville is personable as well as an outstanding professional. Very fortunate I was able to have him as my surgeon and provider!
Patient | June 9, 2018

I love Dr. Netterville. He has provided my family with tremendous compassion and expertise during a difficult time. He is an exceptional dr.
Patient | June 1, 2018

Dr. Netterville is a treasure, both professionally & personally. He is one of a kind.
Patient | May 9, 2018

Dr. Netterville was wonderful and took away all of nervousness. He made me feel calm & comfortable.
Patient | April 12, 2018

There should be higher numbers to describe Dr. Netterville - is THE best. Very fortunate to have him as my dr.
Patient | April 6, 2018

Very excited to be under Dr. Netterville and his team's care! Can't wait for getting this behind me!
Patient | April 3, 2018

Patient | February 24, 2018

Excellent visit.
Patient | February 9, 2018

Dr Netterville is a very caring doctor. He is the best!
Patient | December 19, 2017

Patient | December 12, 2017

Dr Netterville is truly one of the best doctors I have ever received care from. I can't speak highly enough about him!
Patient | December 7, 2017

Dr. Netterville was exceptional. He explained everything clearly & concise. I was blessed for him to be able to do my surgery & care.
Patient | November 14, 2017

One of the best doctors I've ever seen!
Patient | October 25, 2017

Waiting for 5 hrs.
Patient | October 19, 2017

Dr. Netterville saved my life! He has always taken excellent care of me and continues to do so! He has taken care of both my physical and emotional needs - I have always had anxieties about hospital and medical issues and he has worked me through all of said issues!
Patient | September 8, 2017

The best, I felt I was in good hands.
Patient | August 31, 2017

Dr. Netterville & team are always helpful & knowledgeable.
Patient | August 31, 2017

Dr. Jimmy is 10!
Patient | August 30, 2017

Dr. James Netterville is an excellent care provider and shows great care and compassion. He is certainly a 5 star provider!
Patient | August 28, 2017

Dr Netterville is the first doctor I have seen in a year of dealing with my thyroid problem that seemed to care and explain what is going on.
Patient | August 28, 2017

Had to wait an hour to see Dr. Netterville, but he was worth it!
Patient | August 25, 2017

Always the best experience with Dr. Netterville.
Patient | July 3, 2017

Great experience, the very best!
Patient | June 30, 2017

Dr. Netterville is simple the BEST!
Patient | June 28, 2017

Very good.
Patient | June 26, 2017

Very good experience with Mr., MD, Netterville.
Patient | June 21, 2017

Excellent care!
Patient | June 21, 2017