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Mountain Home VA Healthcare System



The VAMC Mountain Home has a funded research and development program including studies in -

  • biomedical research
  • clinical and cooperative studies
  • health services research
  • rehabilitation research

The Mountain Home VA Medical Center currently has a VA RR&D Research Enhancement Award Program in auditory and vestibular dysfunction.

Notable Achievements

Among the more notable achievements are those of Dr. Richard H. Wilson, who is known internationally for his research in the area of speech perception of individuals with hearing impairment. Dr. Wilson is the only Senior Research Career Scientist at the Mountain Home VAMC, a prestigious honor bestowed to a select few who have international recognition in their scientific community and who have contributed significantly to the VA research program. He also currently serves as a mentor for three RR&D Research Career Development Awardees.

Mountain Home VAMC investigator Dr. Ronald Hamdy is well known for his pioneering research in osteoporosis. He holds the Cecile Cox Quillen Chair of Excellence in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology at East Tennessee State University. Dr. Hamdy was conferred an esteemed Award for Excellence in Research by the American Geriatrics Society for his scientific contributions.

Health Services Offered

Our current research studies enhance the medical center's ability to provide state-of-the-art medical techniques and treatments to veterans.

During the 2005-06 fiscal year, there were over 100 active research projects conducted at Mountain Home VAMC in areas such as —

  • auditory sciences and rehabilitation
  • autoimmune disorders
  • cardiology
  • diabetes
  • hematology
  • hypertension
  • immunology and host defense
  • infectious disease
  • osteoporosis
  • surgery
  • vestibular assessment

Contact Info


  • James H. Quillen VA Medical Center

Contact Number(s)

  • 423-926-1171
  • 877-573-3529

Hours of Operation

  • M-F, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.