Cardiovascular University® was developed by the Wellmont CVA Heart Institute to meet the training and educational needs of practicing physicians, non-physician practitioners and administrative staff in emerging cardiovascular care techniques. While similar programs are available in the academic setting, Cardiovascular University® courses are structured to meet the training needs of practicing physicians interested in learning clinical skills and practical application techniques. Cardiovascular University® believes the best approach to innovation is through courses conducted in a real-world setting.
Cardiovascular University® offers cardiovascular professionals a world-class training experience delivered by an expert faculty in a real-world environment. Cardiovascular University® emphasizes both the clinical and business aspects of new technologies allowing students to successfully apply and maintain new skills at cardiology practices throughout the country.
Cardiovascular University® has courses and programs designed for healthcare professionals including:
Cardiovascular University® offers CME accredited training programs and educational
materials surrounding new technologies. All licensed students will be
temporarily credentialed, licensed, and covered under our malpractice
carrier providing a unique turnkey opportunity for hands on and didactic
Courses and programs available at the Cardiovascular University® are designed to meet or exceed the educational requirements of governing scientific bodies while providing the respectful and collegial environment physicians and providers expect. Cardiovascular University® offers courses in the following areas:
View a complete course listing with program details or register for a course now.
"The carotid endovascular course headed up by Dr. Chris Metzger at Wellmont CVA Heart Institute is by far the best hands on training course I have attended in the United States to date. I would recommend it wholeheartedly. I now have a greater insight into appropriate case selection, anatomical challenges, strategy and device selection. This course offers superior training in performing carotid intervention to an excellent standard."
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard School of Medicine
Faculty and staff at Cardiovascular University® is comprised of Wellmont CVA Heart Institute physicians and providers who are recognized for advancing patient care, education and research.
D. Christopher Metzger, MD FACC, Co-Medical DirectorGerald Blackwell, MD FACC, Co-Medical Director
Timothy W. Attebery, VP & CEOJanet Powell, MSN, APRN-BC
Tammy Gott, CPC-CARDIOD. Tyler Greenfield, MD, FACS
Travis Hanshew, RT-R, RDCS, RVTRobin Harris, MSN, APRN-BC, CSGregory K. Jones, MD, FACCMarc Mayhew, MD, FACCSandy McCrary, PA-CJames J. Merrill, MD, FACCArun Rao, MD, FACCChristy Willocks, MSN, APRN-BC
Cardiovascular University®Wellmont CVA Heart Institute2050 Meadowview ParkwayKingsport, TN 37660(423) 230-5613(423) 502-0747
The Wellmont CVA Heart Institute has earned another national
honor for its leadership in the delivery of high-quality cardiovascular care in
Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia
Superior cardiovascular care from the Wellmont CVA Heart
Institute, which bolsters quality of life for the region’s patients, is
achieving special recognition from the American Heart Association for prompt
and effective heart attack treatment.
Dr. Bill Messerschmidt, a cardiothoracic surgeon with the Wellmont
CVA Heart Institute, was recently awarded the Paul Harris Fellow award by the
Bristol Virginia-Tennessee Rotary Club.
Dr. Neal Carter, a cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon who
was trained at the world-renowned Texas Heart Institute, has joined the Wellmont
CVA Heart Institute. Dr. Carter will deliver expert care to patients at The
Heart Center, 2050 Meadowview Parkway, and perform cases at Holston Valley
Medical Center, which has repeatedly been recognized for its stellar
Robin Harris, clinical director for the Wellmont CVA Heart
Institute’s HeartSUCCESS® program, recently earned top research abstract
honors at the American Association of Heart Failure Nurses’ annual meeting in
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