Dr. Brent Mullins graduated from Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tenn. with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He then attended medical school at the University of Tennessee-Memphis. He chose to remain at the University of Tennessee to complete his internship and residency in internal medicine. Initially, he practiced internal medicine before realizing his special gift for treating patients with cancer. Desiring to work with oncology and hematology patients exclusively, he returned to the University of Tennessee to complete a clinical and research fellowship in the division of hematology/oncology.
Dr. Mullins finds working with oncology patients and their families most fulfilling. In particular, he enjoys the relationship that develops between patient and physician during the cancer journey. After moving from academic medicine to the private practice setting, Dr. Mullins transferred his gift for teaching to the benefit of his patients. He always takes special care to make certain that patients and their families understand their diagnosis and treatment plan options.
While Dr. Mullins treats all cancer types, he specializes in breast cancer, head and neck cancers, and genitourinary cancers, especially prostate cancer.
Dr. Mullins has a long-standing commitment to medical education and academic excellence as evidenced by his service as an assistant professor of medicine in the division of hematology/oncology at the University of Tennessee-Memphis from 1995 to 2003.
He is known for his keen sense of humor, and is a devoted family man who enjoys spending his spare time with his wife and two children.
Dr. Mullins is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology.