Who's Who Humanitarian

John “Jack” W. Lacey III, MD

Title:  Chief Medical Officer Emeritus

Company:  University of Tennessee
Medical Center

Location: Knoxville, TN United States


  • American Medical Association
  • Board of Leadership Knoxville (board and seniors project director, 2016-present)
  • Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout (member)
  • Community Violence Prevention Task Force (member, 1995-1998)
  • East Tennessee Quality Alliance (2004-2010)
  • Governor’s Task Force for Health & Wellness for Tennessee (chair, 2011-2013)
  • Grace Presbyterian Church, Knoxville, TN (elder, 2015-present)
  • Home Federal Bank (board of directors, 2003-present)
  • Knox County Health Department (board of directors, 1995-present)
  • Knoxville Academy of Medicine (board of directors, president, 1995)
  • Knoxville Area Hospital Study Group (co-chair, 2004-2010)
  • Knoxville Project Access (medial director, board member, 2005-present)
  • Monday Foundation (board of directors, 2008-present)
  • National Kidney Foundation, Tennessee Chapter (board of directors, 2007-2010)
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Provectuc Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (board of directors, 2018-present)
  • Scarrabbean Senior Society, University of Tennessee
  • Tau Beta Pi, Tennessee Chapter (president)
  • Tennessee Medical Association (member 1997-Present) (judicial council, 2018-present)
  • United Way of Greater Knoxville 2015 Campaign (co-chair, 2015) (board, 2015-present)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2020, 2019)
  • Inductee, Top Professionals of the Year, Marquis Who’s Who (2020, 2019)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Service Award, Tennessee Medical Association (2017)
  • Honoree, Outstanding contributions to the practice of medicine, care for patients and record of volunteer and community service, the Senate of the 109th General Assembly of the State of Tennessee and the House of Representatives (2016)
  • Honoree, Cityview Top Docs 2015, Internal Medicine, Cityview Magazine (2015)
  • Recipient, Meritorious Service Award, Tennessee Hospital Association (2015)
  • Recipient, Tennessee Hospital Association Award of Excellence (2015)
  • Recipient, Outstanding Service to Population Health in Tennessee, Tennessee Commissioner of Health (2013)
  • Recipient, Tennessee Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Service to the Governor’s Health and Wellness Task Force for Tennessee, Governor Bill Haslam (2013)
  • Recipient, Outstanding Alumnus Award, UT Department of Medicine (2012)
  • Honoree, Contributions in the field of medicine, State of Tennessee House of Representatives along with State of Tennessee (2010)
  • Honoree, Physician of the Year, Tennessee Medical Association (2011)
  • Honoree, Healthcare Hero, Knoxville Business Journal (2009)
  • Honoree, Volunteer of the Year, United Way of Greater Knoxville (2008)
  • Recipient, Tennessee Improving Patient Safety Award (2006)
  • Colonel Status, Governor Don Sundquist (1997)
  • Recipient, Special Award for Recognition of Leadership and Service (1996)
  • Recipient, Tennessee’s Outstanding Achievement Award, Governor McWherter (1991)

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