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Welcome to East Tennessee Cardiovascular Surgery Group

COVID-19 UPDATE: Please notify us in advance of your appointment if you’re sick or have been exposed to anyone with Coronavirus so we can prepare for your arrival.


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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Every 20 seconds, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with Sepsis. If not treated properly, it can lead to death. At Covenant Health, our team is committed to identifying the signs and symptoms early so we can #stopsepsis. ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you News Talk 987 for asking our CEO, Jim VanderSteeg, to update Hallerin Hilton Hill Show on COVID-19 and our recent recognition as a best employer in Tenessee by Forbes. Listen to the full conversation below! ... See MoreSee Less

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We're proud to welcome another excellent cardiologist to our heart care team! Welcome Dr. Diehl to Knoxville Heart Group and Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System.👋 Meet our new cardiologist! Rodney Diehl, DO, FACC is an interventional cardiologist joining the heart care team at Knoxville Heart Group and Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System. Learn more: rb.gy/4toqv6 ... See MoreSee Less

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Welcome to our amazing group of cardiologists across the health system, Dr. Allderdice! We're proud to have you as part of our team.👋 Meet our new cardiologist! Charles Allderdice, MD is an interventional cardiologist joining the heart care team at Cardiology Associates of East Tennessee and Parkwest Medical Center. Learn more: rb.gy/l5uzm2 ... See MoreSee Less

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East Tennessee Cardiovascular Surgery Group News


  • We're proud to welcome certified physician assistant Jacob Griffith, PA-C to our cardiovascular and thoracic surgery team. Meet our...

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  • To ensure the health and safety of our patients and staff from the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19), whenever possible,...

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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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