Elise E. Schriver, MD, FCCP

“I became a pulmonary and critical care physician because of the challenge of caring for critically ill patients. There is no greater satisfaction than knowing that I did my best to help someone get better.”

Following her graduation from the University of Tennessee in 1979, Dr. Schriver began her medical studies at the UT College of Medicine in Memphis, receiving her MD degree and graduating Magna cum laude in 1983.

 She then entered internal medicine intern and residency programs at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Schriver completed a fellowship in pulmonary medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 1989 and joined Knoxville Pulmonary Group/UPCC later that year.

Dr. Schriver has been on the faculty of the UT Graduate School of Medicine since 1990 and currently is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine. An active member of the faculty, Dr. Schriver has served as a member of the medical center’s Executive Committee, Medical Staff Nominating Committee, the Heart Lung Vascular Steering Committee and the Critical Care Quality Improvement Committee.

She is a recipient of the Frank London Award, given by medical residents for teaching excellence. She was co-valedictorian of her medical school graduating class and received the Michelson Scholarship Award and Faculty Medal for academic excellence in medical school. She was elected to Alpha Honor Medical Society in 1983.

Dr. Schriver holds board certification in internal medicine, pulmonary disease and critical care medicine and is a Diplomat of the National Board of Examiners. She is a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and is a member of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association.


  • BA, University of Tennessee 1979
  • MD, University of Tennessee - Memphis 1983

Internship - Internal Medicine

  • Duke University Medical School 1983-1984

Residency - Internal Medicine

  • Duke University Medical School 1984-1986

Fellowship - Pulmonary Medicine

  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center 1987-1989

Board Certification

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine

Professional Societies

  • Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians
  • Member, Tennessee Medical Association
  • Member, Knoxville Academy of Medicine
  • Director, State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Company (physician owned & run malpractice insurance company)

Quick Contact

Office Location:

1940 Alcoa Highway
Suite E-210
Knoxville, TN 37920

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Phone: (865) 524-7471


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