Dr. Sethi at earlier Carter County rally

Upper East Tennessee Republicans have become familiar with Dr. Sethi.

ELIZABETHTON — Dr. Manny Sethi will be making one of his last campaign stops before the August 6 state primary this Saturday at the Rotary Pavilion in the City of Elizabethton park on Riverside Drive next to Tetrick Funeral Home. The public is invited.

The rally brings to a close a series appearances by Republican candidates seeking various offices who have spoken in downtown Elizabethton during the past several weeks.

Sethi is an orthopedic trauma surgeon and associate professor at a leading trauma care hospital in Nashville.

He is the founder of Healthy Tennessee, a nonprofit organization designed to promote preventative health care across the state. The organization has cared for thousands of patients in almost every county in Tennessee.

Sethi grew up in Hillsboro. He received his undergraduate degree from Brown University. After college, as a Fulbright Scholar, he worked in Tunisia with children suffering from muscular dystrophy. He went on to obtain his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, where he also completed his orthopedic residency. He returned to Tennessee to impact change in healthcare and education.