Welcome H. Andrew Poret, MD

Posted on March 14, 2018

East Tennessee Cardiovascular Surgery Group is proud to welcome H. Andrew Poret, MD to our heart care team. Learn about our new board-certified cardiovascular surgeon.

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Welcome H. Frank Todd, MD

Posted on July 21, 2017

H. Frank Todd, MD joins the cardiovascular surgery team at East Tennessee Cardiovascular Surgery Group in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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Covenant Health Cardiovascular Service Line Wins Performance Excellence Award for TAVR Program

Posted on April 18, 2016

The Covenant Health Cardiovascular Service Line, which is headed by Parkwest Medical Center CAO Rick Lassiter, won a Performance Excellence Award for the TAVR Program, “Implementation of a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Program.” The Covenant Health Cardiovascular Service Line also took home The President’s Award, Covenant Health’s highest honor, given by Executive Leadership to recognize […]

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Read all about it: Whisnant gets the scoop on TAVR

Posted on April 18, 2016

Ashlyn Whisnant reads the newspaper regularly, and one of the topics she’s been particularly interested in reading about the past couple of years has been Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, also known as TAVR. However, Whisnant no longer needs to read about TAVR in the paper. She’s experienced it firsthand. Today, it’s her turn to be […]

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Dr. Thomas Pollard Leads Hands-On Lesson in Heart Surgery for CAK Students

Posted on April 14, 2016

Using real pig hearts as their “patient,” students in two anatomy and physiology classes at Christian Academy of Knoxville recently got a glimpse into what two top cardiothoracic surgeons at Parkwest Medical Center do daily. “They do their calculus and don’t really know if they will ever use it again even though we know they […]

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Parkwest Medical Center Cardiac Program Excels in 2014; ETCVSG Physicians Featured in Parkwest Health & Lifestyles Publication

Posted on April 14, 2016

For patients experiencing severe coronary disease like blocked arteries and aortic enlargement, care close to home may seem like a distant hope. However, Parkwest’s cardiac program offers complex surgeries and treatment that many believe are only available in larger cities. Read about this procedure and other accomplishments of Parkwest’s cardiac team here. 

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