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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 4.9 275 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 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

Dr. Netterville - outstanding - the greatest -
Patient | June 6, 2017

He is the most amazing man/doctor I have every had!! Came from Colorado to have him do surgery. Was truly blessed to have him as my doctor!!
Patient | May 23, 2017

I work in healthcare and the experience I had at this appointment far exceeded my expectations and is far superior to what I've normally experienced and witnessed. It was an extremely positive visit.
Patient | May 22, 2017

This care provider is one of the most knowledgeable care providers I have ever had.
Patient | May 15, 2017

Wonderful! Great! Excellent!
Patient | May 1, 2017

Greatest respect for Dr. Netterville!
Patient | April 25, 2017

Great doctor.
Patient | April 24, 2017

... experience, trouble to get here is worth it to see Dr. Netterville.
Patient | March 28, 2017

Patient | March 3, 2017

Dr. Netterville is fantastic.
Patient | February 27, 2017

Dr. Netterville is the best!!!
Patient | February 23, 2017

Dr. Netterville is absolutely the greatest in all aspects of medicine and life.
Patient | February 21, 2017

He spends extra time with each patient which makes the wait longer.
Patient | February 14, 2017

Provider excellent.
Patient | February 8, 2017

Literally, could not have been better.
Patient | January 27, 2017

he is the best!
Patient | January 4, 2017

Excellent care. Will recommend!
Patient | January 2, 2017

Dr. Netterville is fantastic! I have nothing but praise for him!
Patient | December 12, 2016

Dr. Netterville is a wonderful doctor and a great example to all his staff and future doctors. Love his caring personality.
Patient | December 5, 2016

Cancelled a surgery with another local surgeon because of confidence in Dr. Netterville.
Patient | December 5, 2016

Dr. Netterville is awesome as a clinician as a person!
Patient | December 2, 2016

He's the BEST! I only wish I'd started with him instead of STH dr., we love him!! It's worth the waiting, to get top notch care.
Patient | October 28, 2016