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Welcome to East Tennessee Cardiovascular Surgery Group

Please Note: Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is currently undergoing construction. For parking information, click here.


At East Tennessee Cardiovascular Surgery Group, we strive to achieve the highest level of service in the fields of cardiac, pulmonary and esophageal surgery. Located in Knoxville, TN, we welcome patients throughout the Southeast looking for the best in patient care and satisfaction.

Quality Service

Our team of expert physicians, physician assistants and nurses is fully committed to providing you with quality care of the highest level. Exceeding expectations in all aspects of your care is our goal. From understanding your unique needs to handling billing inquiries, or promptly returning your phone call – quality service at East Tennessee Cardiovascular Surgery Group is of paramount importance.

This facility complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Click here to learn more.

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Cardiothoracic surgery is the field of medicine involved in the surgical treatment of organs inside the thorax (chest). This may include treatment of conditions in the heart, lungs and esophagus. Learn more about our services below.

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You did it! We are so proud of our LeConte Medical Center nurse residents who successfully completed their first year as registered nurses. You can learn more about the nurse residency program, here: www.covenantcareers.com/nurse-residency-program/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Covenant Health of East Tennessee is at East Tennessee Historical Society.
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Covenant Health is honored to be the presenting sponsor of Introduction Knoxville. Here is Debby Saraceni, vice president of marketing and physician services, welcoming the new #introknox class at this evening's reception.

Covenant Health is sponsoring this and many other community activities for one reason – we believe in East Tennessee, and we want to help make it the best place it can be. As the largest employer in Knoxville and the largest non-profit health system in East Tennessee, this community is extremely important to us. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you. And we hope all the new participants enjoy the rewarding experience of Introduction Knoxville!
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Congratulations Angie Dorwin for being recognized with the Speak Up Award! Thank you for putting our patients first. ... See MoreSee Less

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Visiting Parkwest Medical Center soon? Here's a helpful guide to help you find the most convenient parking or entrance for your visit. bit.ly/2QA3l99 ... See MoreSee Less

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Welcome John M. Hance, MD!

We’re excited to welcome Dr. Hance to our heart care team. Meet our new cardiothoracic surgeon.

East Tennessee Cardiovascular Surgery Group News


  • We are excited and proud to congratulate our cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon Dr. Michael Maggart on his recent recognition...

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  • We're proud to welcome Norbert Baumgartner, MD to our cardiothoracic surgical team! Dr. Baumgartner will care for patients at...

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  • We're proud to welcome John Hance, MD to our cardio and thoracic surgical team! Dr. Hance will care for...

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  • Tim Carlsen, PA-C of East Tennessee Cardiovascular Surgery Group

    We're proud to welcome certified physician assistant Tim Carlsen, PA-C to our cardiovascular and thoracic surgery team. Learn more...

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  • Angela Shepherd, PA-C of East Tennessee Cardiovascular Surgery Group

    We are proud to welcome certified physician assistant Angela Shepherd, PA-C to our cardiovascular and thoracic medical team. Learn...

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  • Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center is currently undergoing a construction project to expand emergency and critical care capacity in...

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  • Ryan Roe, PA-C of East Tennessee Cardiovascular Surgery Group

    East Tennessee Cardiovascular Surgery Group is proud to welcome certified physician assistant Ryan Roe, PA-C to our team. Learn...

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  • Richard Asher, PA-C of East Tennessee Cardiovascular Surgery Group

    East Tennessee Cardiovascular Surgery Group is proud to welcome certified physician assistant Richard Asher, PA-C to our team. Learn...

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