Originally from Allen, TX, Dr. Wootton completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Vanderbilt University. Drawn to providing safe, efficient, and high value care to inpatients, Dr. Wootton began a career in Hospital Medicine at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville. After 3 years of experience as a private hospitalist, she began work as an academic hospitalist with the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga, teaching residents and students full-time. Additionally, she developed and implemented a de novo longitudinal quality and safety curriculum for medical residents, as well as led many quality and safety initiatives as a physician advisor. Dr. Wootton is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Healthcare Quality and Safety through the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.


Medical School
UT Health Science Center at Houston McGovern Medical School (2010)
Vanderbilt University Medical Center (2013), Internal Medicine

Research Interest

  • High Value Care
  • Quality and Safety Research
  • Safety Culture

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow in Hospital Medicine
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (2018)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Alpha Omega Alpha (2011)
  • Society of Hospital Medicine (2013)