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Dr. Sydney Hester is an infectious disease specialist at TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Hester received her medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia and completed her residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She then went on to complete a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Dr. Hester is a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine and in Infectious Diseases. At TriStar, Dr. Hester focuses on infections in immunocompromised hosts and general infectious diseases. She works closely with the Bone Marrow Transplant Program at Sarah Cannon Cancer Center and is an integral part of their team not only by caring for patients in the hospital and clinic, but also by creating protocols to prevent infections in the institution.
Dr. Hester has many non-clinical interests and serves as the co-medical director of Infection Prevention and the chair of Physician Well-Being. She recently finished terms on the Medical Executive Committee and also as the Chair of Antimicrobial Stewardship.
She resides in Nashville with her husband, daughter and two Doberman Pinchers. In her spare time, Dr. Hester enjoys riding her horse, Val; the pair competes regularly in Eventing.