Dr. Jay earned his medical degree at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, and completed his residency and fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle. For Dr. Jay, the most rewarding part of his job is the satisfaction that comes from helping people make positive changes in their lives. Many of his patients can’t imagine themselves changing at first – whether they need to quit smoking, exercise more or eat a healthier diet – but convincing them they can change and encouraging them along the way makes Dr. Jay proud. He feels a connection with his patients and takes his responsibility to educate and encourage seriously. Like the experts he works with at the Wellmont CVA Heart Institute, Dr. Jay is committed to providing patients with the highest quality, most compassionate expert care available.