Robert Forti, MD, PhD

Medical Director

Robert Forti, MD, PhD

Medical Director

A 1984 graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Robert L. Forti, MD, PhD, earned his PhD in Experimental Pathology, and later completed his Medical Degree in 1985. Forti completed his Internship within the Vanderbilt Affiliated Hospitals in 1986. Forti later completed his Internal Medicine Residency, including Chief Resident within the University of Washington Affiliated Hospitals in 1988; and subsequently his board certification in Internal Medicine from the American College of Physicians, Internal Medicine in 1989.

Following his Internal Medicine training, Forti served the Emergency Medicine patients of Saint Thomas Hospital (1989-1992) while continuing to pursue his advanced medical education with an accomplished Fellowship in Epidemiology at the School of Public Health, University of Washington (1994).

In 1994, Forti entered private practice, serving Internal Medicine patients in Seattle, Washington until 2000. In 2001, Forti returned to Nashville, dedicating his time to serving Internal Medicine patients for fourteen years. During his private practice tenure, Forti recognized his increased interest in providing care for individuals with severe to late stage illness. As such, in 2004-2016, he became actively involved with hospice organizations, serving as an Associate Medical Director then later transitioning to the Medical Director/Regional Physician Director. In 2012, Forti earned his board-certification in Hospice and Palliative Care. Forti was selected as the Director of Palliative Care Services for Saint Thomas Health’s Midtown campus in 2016.

In 2016, The Advanced Care Group was established, where we proudly recognize Forti for his dedication and commitment, serving as our Medical Director.

Revrey Amey, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CCRN

Family Nurse Practitioner

Revrey Amey, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CCRN

Family Nurse Practitioner

EDUCATION

Masters of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner
Austin Peay State University | Clarksville, TN

Bachelors of Science in Nursing
Chamberlain College of Nursing

Brooke Duffer, MSN, FNP-BC

Family Nurse Practitioner

Brooke Duffer, MSN, FNP-BC

Family Nurse Practitioner

EDUCATION

Masters of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner
Belmont University | Nashville, TN

Bachelors of Science in Nursing
Austin Peay State University | Clarksville, TN

Jordan Ellis, MSN, NP-C

Family Medicine

EDUCATION

Masters of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner
Tennessee State University | Nashville, TN

Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Registered Nurse
Lipscomb University | Nashville, TN

Devin Frost, RN, MSN, ANP-BC

Adult-Geriatric Primary Care

Devin Frost, RN, MSN, ANP-BC

Adult-Geriatric Primary Care

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
University of Memphis | Memphis, TN

Master of Science in Nursing
Vanderbilt University | Nashville, TN

Kate Heginbottom, MSN, FNP-C

Adult-Geriatric Primary Care

Kate Heginbottom, MSN, FNP-C

Adult-Geriatric Primary Care

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Tennessee Tech University | Cookeville, TN

Master of Science in Nursing
Tennessee State University | Nashville, TN

Hannah Jernigan, AGPCNP-BC

Adult-Geriatric Primary Care

Hannah Jernigan, AGPCNP-BC

Adult-Geriatric Primary Care

EDUCATION
Masters of Science in Nursing
Vanderbilt University | Nashville, TN
Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts
Bryan College | Dayton, TN

Tara T. Johnson, RN, FNP-BC

Family Medicine

EDUCATION

Masters of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner
Belmont University | Nashville, TN

Bachelors of Science in Nursing, Registered Nurse
University of Tennessee Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN

Tika Johnson-Hillard, MSN, FNP-C, APRN

Family Nurse Practitioner

Tika Johnson-Hillard, MSN, FNP-C, APRN

Family Nurse Practitioner

EDUCATION

Diploma in Nursing
Technical College of the Lowcountry | Beaufort, SC

Associate Degree in Nursing
Central Texas College | Killeen, TX

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Chamberlain University | Downers Grove, IL

Master of Science of Nursing
Chamberlain University | Downers Grove, IL

Kristin McBay, NP-C

Family Medicine

Kristin McBay, NP-C

Family Medicine

EDUCATION
Masters of Science in Nursing
Middle Tennessee State University | Murfreesboro, TN
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Middle Tennessee State University | Murfreesboro, TN
Associates of Science in Nursing
Columbia State Community College | Columbia, TN

Karen C. Mitchell, BC-GNP

Adult-Geriatric Primary

Karen C. Mitchell, BC-GNP

Adult-Geriatric Primary

EDUCATION

Masters of Science in Nursing
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing | Nashville, TN

Associates of Science in Nursing
Aquinas College School of Nursing, Nashville, TN

Christine M. Peterson, MSN, NP-C, WCC

Family Nurse Practitioner

Christine M. Peterson, MSN, NP-C, WCC

Family Nurse Practitioner

EDUCATION

Masters of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner
University of Tennessee | Memphis, TN

Bachelors of Science in Nursing
University of Memphis | Memphis, TN

Jenny E. Mullen, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, ACHPRN

Adult-Geriatric Primary Care

Jenny E. Mullen, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, ACHPRN

Adult-Geriatric Primary Care

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
East Tennessee State University | Johnson City, TN

Master of Science in Nursing, FNP Concentration
East Tennessee State University | Johnson City, TN

Graduate Doctorate Nursing Practice (DNP)
East Tennessee State University | Johnson City, TN

Tiffany Ramos, ANP-BC

Adult-Geriatric Primary Care

Tiffany Ramos, ANP-BC

Adult-Geriatric Primary Care

EDUCATION
Masters of Science in Nursing
Vanderbilt University | Nashville, TN
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Wheaton College | Wheaton, IL

Roslyn Pope, FNP-BC, MSNED, RN

Family Nurse Practitioner

Roslyn Pope, FNP-BC, MSNED, RN

Family Nurse Practitioner

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Bowling Green State University | Bowling Green, KY

Master of Science in Nursing Education
Tennessee State University | Nashville, TN

Nursing Education/Post-Graduate Certificate
Tennessee State University | Nashville, TN

Katherine Tucker, BSN, RN, FNP-C

Family Medicine

EDUCATION
Masters of Science in Nursing
Tennessee State University | Nashville, TN
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Belmont University | Nashville, TN