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About

Dr. David Head, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Nashville, TN. He has 46 years of experience. His specialties include Pathology. Dr. Head is affiliated with Monroe Carell Jr Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He speaks English.

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Specialties & Expertise

Dr. David Head has the following 16 areas of expertise and 1 specialty.

Pathology

A pathologist is a physician who specializes in the causes and paths taken by different diseases in order to accurately diagnose an illness.

Pathologists diagnose and determine the characteristics of a disease through the study of biopsies of diseased tissue or of bodily fluids. For example, a pathologist will look at a biopsy of a skin lesion in order to diagnose or rule out skin cancer. A pathologist will also look at a Pap smear in order to check for a gynecological cancer like cancer of the uterus.

In addition to determining the cause and development of a disease, these specialists also study the changes a disease makes to a body and the consequences of those structural changes.

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Locations & Directions

Vanderbilt University Medical Center East

1215 21st Ave S
Nashville, TN 37232

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