Student doctor found dead at UT Medical Center

10:10 AM, Jun 26, 2013   |    comments
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(WBIR-Knoxville) Knoxville police are investigating an "unknown" death at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

Dr. Zackary Rose, 28, was found dead Monday morning. On Sunday, he came to work at 7 a.m. to start a 24-hour shift and was last seen at about 3 p.m.

Rose was paged several times at about 1:45 a.m. Monday. When he didn't answer the page, another student doctor went to look for him and found his body in a second floor call room bed. Hospital workers tried to resuscitate Rose, but they were unsuccessful. They took his body to the emergency room, where he was pronounced dead shortly after 3 a.m.

KPD examined the area where Rose was found, and the medical examiner examined the body before submitting it for autopsy. Authorities said no obvious cause of death could be determined. Officials are conducting tissue and toxicology tests, trying to determine what happened.

Rose was a third year student doctor in anesthesiology.

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