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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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Mayor Jacobs Confirms No Utility Shut Offs for Non-Payment

Knoxville, Tennessee—Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs on Tuesday commended all the local utility districts for not disconnecting services for nonpayment because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Mayor and his office this week touched base with utility leaders to confirm their shut-off policies.

“Knox County is fortunate to have so many great community partners who are willing to work with the public in these times of financial distress,” Mayor Jacobs said.

First Utility District, Knox-Chapman Utility District, Knoxville Utilities Board, Lenoir City Utility District, Northeast Knox Utility, Powell-Clinch Utility District and West Knox Utility District are all committed to ensuring no utility services are disconnected for nonpayment as a result of COVID-19.

Please note, however, that some policies are payment deferments. These companies will eventually require payment for all services and do reserve the right to impose late fees. For questions about specific personal situations, customers should call their utility service providers directly.

Hallsdale-Powell Utility District suspended utility shut offs for nonpayment and will also suspend late fee penalties through the end of April.

Luttrell-Blaine-Corryton Utility District didn’t cut services for anyone last month and officials are meeting with their board next week to determine how they plan to move forward, although they don’t foresee shutting off any services for nonpayment. Leadership encourages anyone in their service area needing help of any kind to call their office.

“These organizations have made this commitment to ensure the people of Knox County aren’t worried about living without utilities in such an uncertain time,” Mayor Jacobs said. “It is important, though, that anyone who is able to pay, continue doing so as to not take advantage of policies put in place to help people in need or put themselves in additional financial strain down the road.”
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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

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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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