David M. Mirvis, MD, is an adjunct professor in the Department of Public Health at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is also professor emeritus in the Departments of Preventive Medicine and Internal Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.
He received his MD degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University in 1970, and subsequently trained in internal medicine and cardiology at the National Institutes of Health and at the University of Tennessee. From 1987 through 1997, Mirvis served as chief of staff of the Memphis VA Medical Center and as an associate dean of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. He was the founder and director of the university's Center for Health Services Research.
His other academic appointments include positions as adjunct professor at the University of Memphis, adjunct professor at the Faye Boozman College of Public Health of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and visiting scientist at the Harvard University School of Public Health.
Mirvis's research interests include health care delivery processes and health policy as well as theoretical and clinical electrocardiology. He has served on numerous national professional committees and has been elected to prestigious professional honor societies. He has published over 150 manuscripts, two texts, and newspaper articles, and he has received grants and contracts from numerous federal, state and private agencies.