St. Jude has a close relationship with the University of Tennessee (UT) Medical School and the local children's hospital, LeBonheur Children's Hospital.
Many St. Jude patients will be seen by specialists from LeBonheur and by UT faculty members. Many of these doctors visit St. Jude on certain days of the week to work with St. Jude patients. In other cases, the patient may need to visit LeBonheur.
While most patient surgeries are done in the St. Jude surgery suites, a few are performed at LeBonheur. Most often, if a St. Jude patient is admitted to LeBonheur, one of the UT/LeBonheur specialists (working with St. Jude staff members) will supervise that child's care.