John Zirkle, MD, FACP

2016 Board of Directors – Chairman



1454 Royal Drive

Jefferson City, TN 37760

Phone: (865) 640-8725





John Zirkle is a Jefferson City native and a graduate of Jefferson High School. He obtained his undergraduate education at Carson-Newman (BS and BA, 1966) and his Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. John’s internship, residency, and fellowship were at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville. He served on active duty in the U. S. Navy and returned to Jefferson City in 1979, practicing Internal Medicine until his retirement in December 2007.


Dr. Zirkle currently resides in Jefferson City with his wife, Eva, and remains an active member of First Presbyterian Church in Jefferson City. He is also heavily involved in various volunteer and community organizations.



He is presently the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Chairman in 2016.