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Welcome Petros Leinonen, MD

Posted on July 13, 2018

We are proud to welcome board-certified thoracic surgeon Petros Leinonen, MD to our cardiovascular and thoracic surgery team at East Tennessee Cardiovascular Surgery Group. 

Petros Leinonen, MD of East Tennessee Cardiovascular Surgery Group
Petros Leinonen, MD

Petros Leinonen, MD

Board Certified in Thoracic Surgery

Clinical Interests:

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Aortic valve disease
  • Mitral valve disease
  • Lung cancer

Medical School:

Uniformed Services University


General Surgery,
Brooke Army Medical Center


Cardiothoracic Surgery,
Walter Reed Army Medical Center

Dr. Leinonen recently retired as a Colonel from the US Army after almost 24 years of service. He deployed as a cardiothoracic surgeon to Afghanistan, Iraq, and Kuwait, and took care of injured US servicemen.

Office Location

East Tennessee Cardiovascular Surgery Group
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center
Center for Advanced Medicine, Suite 110
Knoxville, TN 37916
(865) 331-9075

About Us:

East Tennessee Cardiovascular Surgery Group provides complete cardiac and thoracic care. Our primary focus of care is cardiothoracic surgery, with coronary bypass surgery being the leading procedure. We also specialize in the area of thoracic (chest) surgery, as well as many new minimally invasive techniques. We are on the forefront of innovative procedures for the treatment of cardiothoracic disease in East Tennessee. More surgical procedures.

East Tennessee Cardiovascular Surgery Group is part of Covenant Health, our region’s top performing healthcare network. We are a not-for-profit, community-owned health system headquartered in Knoxville with nine acute-care hospitals, 10,000 employees, and more than 1,500 affiliated physicians. Covenant Health is the only healthcare system in East Tennessee to be named three years in a row by Forbes as One of America’s Best Employers. Visit our website at to learn more.

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