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J. Brevard Haynes, MD


Saint Thomas Medical Partners - Sleep Specialists - Midtown


  • Medical School
    Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Residency
    Parkland Hospital University of Texas Southwestern
  • Fellowship
    University of Colorado
  • Certifications
    American Board of Internal Medicine American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease American Board of Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine Diplomate, American Board of Sleep Medicine


Dr. Haynes developed an interest in sleep apnea during his pulmonary fellowship at the University of Colorado. When he started practice in 1979, there was only one sleep center in Tennessee which was in Memphis. He approached St. Thomas about starting the first sleep center in Nashville. The center opened in 1984; he served as the medical director until 2006. He was the first physician to use nasal CPAP in the treatment of sleep apnea in Tennessee.

He has been heavily involved at Siloam Health whose mission is “to share the love of Christ by serving those in need through healthcare.” He has served as a Board Member from 1996 t0 2017 and as the Chairman of the Board from 1999 to 2006. He continues to volunteer as a physician.

Dr. Haynes served as Scoutmaster of Troop 31 from 1986 through 1994. He worked with the Middle Tennessee Council of the Boy Scouts to establish the High Adventure Committee whose mission is to promote high adventure activities within Scouting. He served as the Chairman of this committee from 1993 through 2009.

He and his wife Jane have been married since 1969 and are the proud parents of two children and three grandchildren. He enjoys woodturning, whitewater canoeing, and hiking.