Practicing medicine is a way for Madison Torrence to give back to the people of Cleveland, where he was born and raised. While attending Cleveland High School, Madison’s grandfather, administrator of Bradley Memorial Hospital from 1955 until 1985, gave him his first job in the emergency department. Following his calling to be a physician, Madison went on to graduate summa cum laude at East Tennessee State University and then on to University of Tennessee College of Medicine, graduating with honors.
After completing his residency with Wake Forest University’s College of Emergency Medicine, Madison returned to Bradley Memorial as an emergency medicine physician. From 2002 until 2007, Madison was the Bradley County EMS director. In 2007, Madison became the Medical Director of Skyridge Medical Center (which later became Tennova) Emergency Department until 2017.
In 2021, Madison left Tennova to begin his newest endeavor, Karis Community Health. Karis has given Madison an even greater platform to care for those who simply have been unable to get good, preventative, primary care because of their financial status. Madison is “blessed beyond measure to be able to provide this care to those who most need it, and make a difference by not only improving their well-being but getting many back into our workforce.”
While working in the emergency department, Madison was a Clinical Adjunct Professor of Emergency Medicine at Lincoln Memorial University College of Medicine. Madison is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Medicine. Madison has served on the board of the United Way of the Ocoee Region and on the Parish-Staff Relations Committee at Christ United Methodist Church.
Madison and his wife, Vanessa, have two daughters, Rebecca and Isabelle.