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, MPAS, 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
8/24/15 - Dr. Herb Ladley, who has helped shape the quality of heart attack care in the region, has been elected chairman of the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline program in Tennessee.
8/10/15 - A recent clinical trial has once again highlighted the benefit of an innovative approach used by many interventional cardiologists with the Wellmont CVA Heart Institute to clear blockages in the heart arteries.
8/4/15 - The expert heart care delivered at Holston Valley and Bristol Regional earned the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry – Get With The Guidelines Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2015.
7/20/15 - Chris Metzger, M.D., is co-author of a New England Journal of Medicine article examining use of drug-coated angioplasty balloons in the treatment of peripheral artery disease. Dr. Metzger is an internationally respected interventional cardiologist.
7/8/15 - Exceptional treatment of heart attacks, delivered expertly by a committed team of physicians and other medical professionals at Holston Valley Medical Center and Bristol Regional Medical Center, has again resulted in national recognition.
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