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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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If you were planning to attend the Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center hiring event tomorrow, we have shifted it to be a virtual event due to inclement weather! Click below for all of the details.
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With the number of active COVID-19 cases rising in Tennessee, Covenant Health, UT Medical Center, East Tennessee Children's Hospital, and Tennova Healthcare along with Tennessee Hospital Association urge everyone to wear a face covering, wash your hands and social distance (which includes not gathering in large groups). This will help slow down the spread of COVID-19 and protect our community, and it will also help to prevent our hospitals from being overwhelmed as the annual flu season approaches. ... See MoreSee Less

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Katerpillar Kids Camp is "going virtual" to host a free camp for children coping with grief. Learn more or register your child at bit.ly/35xStR0. ... See MoreSee Less

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Join us for our FREE virtual Katerpillar Kids Camp! Open to children Kindergarten through 2nd grade, we're partnering with Mane Support to provide a fun, engaging experience! ... 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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