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
3/17/15 - Patients with a leaky mitral valve, a condition that can cause worsening heart failure, reduced quality of life and earlier death if untreated, have additional hope through a new procedure at Holston Valley Medical Center. Rahul Sakhuja, M.D., leads a team of physicians from the Wellmont CVA Heart Institute who can now repair the mitral valve using the MitraClip device.
Expert physicians from the Wellmont CVA Heart Institute will join other medical leaders to discuss the latest advancements in high-quality care during the 9th annual Cardiovascular Summit. The continuing education event will be held Saturday, Feb. 7, at MeadowView Conference Resort & Convention Center in Kingsport.
Dr. Mark Aziz, who has trained with pioneers in cardiovascular disease at premier medical facilities in the country, has joined the Wellmont CVA Heart Institute as an interventional cardiologist and endovascular specialist. Delivering exceptional care to patients at the heart institute’s Kingsport office and Holston Valley Medical Center, Dr. Aziz performs minimally invasive procedures to treat vascular disease.
5/22/14 - Holston Valley Medical Center and Bristol Regional Medical Center recently received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines gold achievement award for heart failure care. This award celebrates the hospitals for having 85 percent or higher adherence to Get With The Guidelines treatment guidelines in key areas for at least two consecutive 12-month periods.
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