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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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We're proud to welcome certified physician assistant John Williams, PA-C to Covenant Neurohospitalists! Learn more about John: bit.ly/2qFVP3W ... See MoreSee Less

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We're proud to welcome nurse practitioner Laurel Bivens, NP to Covenant Neurohospitalists! Learn more about Laurel: bit.ly/2qBjuT3 ... See MoreSee Less

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We're proud to welcome certified nurse practitioner Kristi Needham, NP-C to the heart care team at Cardiology Associates of East Tennessee! Learn more about Kristi: bit.ly/35EW3qT ... 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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