MEET BRENT


MEET BRENT

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Dr. Brent Moody and his family live, work and love being a part of Nashville.  Dr. Moody’s professional life is dedicated to treating and serving his cancer patients daily. 

Dr. Brent Moody and his family have made their home in Tennessee’s 56th district since 2003.  Brent was born in Louisville, Kentucky and graduated from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA. Following graduation, he attended medical school at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and completed a combined 7 years of post-graduate medical training in Saint Louis, Missouri at the Washington University School of Medicine and the Laser & Dermatologic  Surgery Center.

Brent, his wife Shelby, and their two daughters moved to Nashville when he served as a staff surgeon at Vanderbilt Hospital.  Later, Brent opened a private surgery practice with Shelby, an accountant, helping manage the practice.   This was truly a small family run business.

Brent and Shelby grew the practice from just three employees to nine full-time nurses and support staff.  By prioritizing care for patients and staying on the cutting edge of medical research, Brent successfully treated thousands of patients, many with potentially fatal cancers. 

After growing the practice, the Moodys merged with a larger medical group, allowing Brent the opportunity to collaborate with other physicians and caregivers.  Brent has the all too rare background of experience in medicine and small business.  Through it all, Brent understands first-hand the value of small businesses as well as the challenges they face. 

Brent serves as an Elder at the First Presbyterian Church in Nashville, paints landscapes and seascapes and is a huge college basketball fan.  His philosophy of life can be summed up as ‘Helping people in their time of need is an amazing responsibility and incredible privilege.’ Brent wants to bring his passion for finding solutions to difficult problems to Tennessee Government.

From Dr. Moody:

“My political philosophy is straightforward. Government needs to be small, smart and serve the people and guided by conservative principles.  We need serious minded problem solvers to make sure Tennessee continues to succeed.  Tennessee needs conservative commonsense legislators who can analyze facts, understand the data and make good decisions while all the while remembering that people have the final say. This is the same approach that I have used to serve my cancer patients. Listen first, analyze second, act third and then assess the results.”