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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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We are proud to sponsor the Knoxville Area Urban League Shoes for School annual event to provide our community’s children in need with new shoes and supplies to start the school year. This year, the event – and the contents of those supplies – look a little different, including Covenant Health face masks, but the impact for these young people remains paramount.

Families can pick up their supplies at the Knoxville Area Urban League starting at 9 a.m. Saturday. Best wishes to all students for a safe, healthy and fun year!
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Welcome to Covenant Health, Dr. Holbert!We're proud to welcome cardiologist Jaime Holbert, DO to the heart care team at Cardiology Associates of East Tennessee and Parkwest Medical Center! Dr. Holbert will care for patients at the CAET Knoxville office and at Parkwest. Learn more about Dr. Holbert: www.cardiologyassociatesofeasttennessee.com/welcome-jaime-holbert ... See MoreSee Less

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Your Heart is in Good Hands

You can count on our expert physicians when your heart needs a little extra care. Meet our team.

East Tennessee Cardiovascular Surgery Group News


  • 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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  • 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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