Dr. Leonard Hines (’61)

Category: Alumni Service | Awards

Leonard Hines graduated from UT in 1961 and went on to the UT Health Science Center in Memphis, where he graduated in the top five percent of his class.

After graduation, Hines served as a captain and flight surgeon for the 33rd TAC Fighter Wing. He then worked for Memphis Surgical Associates for 35 years before joining the UT Graduate School of Medicine in Knoxville. In his current role as co-director of the University of Tennessee Center for Advanced Medical Simulation, he leads the multidisciplinary simulation center, which provides members of the health-care team with the opportunity to learn and master advancing technology skills in a risk-free environment before accepting the challenge of patient care.

The center has earned Level 1 comprehensive accreditation from the American College of Surgeons (ACS); it is the only simulation center in the state of Tennessee to have earned this accreditation and is one of 68 in the world.

Throughout his career, Hines—an Outstanding Alumnus Award winner for the UTHSC College of Medicine—has served in numerous roles with the university. He has served as president and annual giving chair of the UT Alumni Association and as a member of the UTAA Board of Governors, UT Athletics Board, UT Development Council, UT Chancellor’s Associates, UT President’s Council, and UT Medical Alumni Council. He is currently the chairman of the UTAA Past Presidents Council and is the UT athletics representative for Loudon County.

Hines also serves as an elder and lead teacher for the four- and five-year-old classes at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church in Knoxville and is a Bible Study Fellowship member. In addition, he worked with the SOAR Literacy Program at Lonsdale Elementary School and as deacon emeritus with the Independent Presbyterian Church in Memphis.
Dr. Leonard Hines
2013 Alumni Service Award Winner