Dr. Kappa earned his medical degree at Duke University in Durham, N.C., and completed his internship, residency and fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pa. Dr. Kappa’s first experience with Holston Valley Medical Center came early. He was born there. And when he finished his medical training, he was excited to come back to the Tri-Cities because he knew it was a wonderful place to raise a family and practice medicine. Dr. Kappa was led to vascular surgery because working with the cardiovascular system is fascinating, medically challenging and rewarding. He appreciates the breadth and depth of knowledge his colleagues at the Wellmont CVA Heart Institute bring to the table because he realizes that as a vascular surgeon, he doesn’t treat the whole patient – it takes an integrated team to ensure every patient receives the highest level of care. Like the experts he works with at the Wellmont CVA Heart Institute, Dr. Kappa is committed to providing patients with the highest quality, most compassionate expert care available.