Dr. Hays

Dr. Hays is a native of Nashville, TN. He completed medical school at UT Health Science Center in Memphis, TN and then went on to complete his general surgery internship and Ob/Gyn residency training at UT Medical Center, here in Knoxville. After training, Dr. Hays, his wife, and their dog Sophie wanted to stay in Knoxville because of how wonderful this city and East TN are.

Dr. Hays loves and appreciates the life-long relationships he is able to make with his patients. He wants every patient to feel safe and comfortable when they come to the office or the hospital, as health care can often be scary and overwhelming. Every physician-patient relationship should be built on mutual trust and respect to do what is best for the patient, every time. Dr. Hays has a full Ob/Gyn practice ranging from prenatal care and deliveries to all number of gynecologic surgeries. From residency training, he has a specific focus on minimally-invasive gynecologic surgeries and especially loves to operate using the Da Vinci robotic surgery platform.

In his free time, Dr. Hays, his wife, and their dog Sophie enjoy to travel, hike, paddle board, and spend all of their time outdoors. They also love attending UT football games and cheering on the Vols.

Career and Achievements

Curriculum Vitae Education

  • Resident, Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville, Tennessee, 2019 – 2023
  • Resident, General Surgery, University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville, Tennessee, 2018 – 2019
  • Doctor of Medicine, University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis, Tennessee, 2014 – 2018
  • Master of Science, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee. Program: Pharmacology, 2013 – 2014
  • Bachelor of Science, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina. Major: Public Health Science, 2008 – 2012

Board certificate

  • Board Eligible in OBGYN

Medical Licensure

  • Tennessee

Professional Membership

  • Member, American Congress of Obstetrician and Gynecologists
  • Member, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists


  • Society of Gynecologic Oncology: Resident achievement award for outstanding Gyn Oncology resident – 2023
  • University of Tennessee Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence in Teaching Award – 2022