Chapman College Mentors

  • Walter Clair, MD, MPH

    Medical Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology , Cardiology

    Dr. Walter Clair is a Harvard alumnus who did his fellowship training in Cardiac Electrophysiology at Duke. He was in private practice until 2006 when he joined the Vanderbilt cardiology faculty. He currently serves as Medical Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute.
    In addition to serving as a Chapman College mentor since 2011, Dr. Clair is involved in the Nashville community through his work with the Social Action Committee of Chi Boule and the 100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee which mentors young males.
    Dr. Clair is married to Dr. Deborah Webster-Clair who serves on the boards of several community organizations. They have two adult sons with whom they enjoy skiing, running and road biking. Dr. Clair enjoys variety in both books and wines.

    5422 Medical Center East , 5th Fl., South Tower
    Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Insititute
    (615) 322-2318

  • Beth Ann Yakes

    MD, Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine

    Dr. Beth Ann Yakes is a General Internist and proud Chapman College Mentor. Originally from the Sunshine State, Dr. Yakes completed her undergraduate degree at Stetson University followed by medical school at the University of Florida (Go Gators!). After finishing residency and a chief resident year at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, she moved to Music City in 2005 and has loved being part of the Vanderbilt community. She currently serves as a College Mentor, Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program, and practices as a primary care physician in the Vanderbilt Internal Medicine group. Dr. Yakes is proud to provide faculty support for the Student Wellness Committee and the Shade Tree Trot and enjoys teaching students and residents. Dr. Yakes spends as much of her free time as possible with her one-year old son, Leyton, who she adores!   She also spends weekends helping out her husband, Dave, at a B&B that they own together as well as volunteering with Hope Clinic for Women and Luke 9:2 Ministries.