Blackwell, Dr. Jerry, Wellmont CVA Heart InstituteDr. Jerry Blackwell

President of the Wellmont CVA Heart Institute

Jerry Blackwell, M.D., is a cardiologist who serves as president of the Wellmont CVA Heart Institute, a practice that has repeatedly been ranked among the elite in the nation for its delivery of superior, expert care.

He has oversight of 11 outpatient offices throughout Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia and the cardiovascular care provided at Holston Valley Medical Center, Bristol Regional Medical Center, Takoma Regional Hospital, Laughlin Memorial Hospital and Wythe County Community Hospital.

The practice includes more than 40 physicians and more than 200 staff members who assist patients with a broad range of care, such as HeartSHAPE® calcium scoring, for which he serves as medical director. Other procedures and programs include transcatheter aortic valve replacement, percutaneous mitral valve repair, the Level One Heart Attack Network and one of the leading clinical trials programs in the world.

A member of the Holston Valley medical staff since the mid-1990s, Dr. Blackwell brought expertise in magnetic resonance imaging of the heart and quickly developed national prominence in CT angiography of the heart. He introduced cardiac CT, cardiac MR and cardiac positron emission topography to the Tri-Cities area.

Dr. Blackwell served for three years on the Board of Governors of the American College of Cardiology and as president of the of the Tennessee chapter of the ACC. He is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases by the American Board of Medical Examiners.

He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and graduated from the Marshall University School of Medicine. He completed his residency and cardiology fellowship at The Ohio State University and his cardiovascular MRI fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Blackwell also graduated from the physician’s executive MBA program at the University of Tennessee.