James Patrick Capes, MD

Regional Vice President

Dr. Pat Capes joined the Erlanger Health System in 2018, practicing Emergency Medicine in Tennessee and Western North Carolina. Prior to associating with this practice, he knew many esteemed colleagues who worked with ApolloMD and respected the way the company valued high quality care and supported clinical teams in pursuit of excellence.

As Regional Vice President, Dr. Capes recognizes the many challenges currently facing the health care industry and views this role as an opportunity to seek solutions. He believes that integrating the priorities of medical staff leadership and emergency medicine leadership can prove to be a vital element of success.

Dr. Capes completed his education in his home state of Georgia, earning a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta and his Doctor of Medicine from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. His post-graduate training took him to Charlotte, North Carolina for an internship and residency in Emergency Medicine at Carolinas Medical Center.

As an associate professor of Emergency Medicine at University of Tennessee School of Medicine, Dr. Capes instructs and inspires the next generation of physicians as part of the clinical faculty and director of administrative rotation. He holds certification with the American Board of Emergency Medicine, the North Carolina Board of Medical Examiners, and the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners.