• William  Messerschmidt

    Dr. Bill Messerschmidt


    Cardiothoracic Surgery


    Medical School: Jefferson Medical College
    Internship: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Residency: Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

    Primary Location:

    Additional Locations:
    Wellmont CVA Heart Institute
    1 Medical Park Blvd. Suite 208E
    Bristol, TN
    Phone: (423) 844-4800
    Fax: (423) 230-6905
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    2428 Knob Creek Road Suite 201
    Johnson City, TN
    Phone: (423) 282-5054
    Fax: (423) 230-5097
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    Dr. Messerschmidt earned medical degrees from Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pa., and Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pa. He completed his internship and residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa. As a cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Messerschmidt performs a variety of types of surgical procedures - he jokes that he covers from the neck to the belly - but the bulk of the surgeries he performs are heart surgeries. He performs coronary artery bypass surgeries, grafting and valve replacements, as well as surgery to correct heart rhythm problems and enlarged arteries inside the heart and the chest. Like the other heart experts he works with at the Wellmont CVA Heart Institute, he remains up-to-date on the latest surgical procedures to ensure patients receive the highest quality expert care available. What are some of your favorite pastimes?Mostly doing things with my family, like traveling, bike-riding, swimming and going to the movies. I also enjoy music, photography and cooking. What alternative occupation would you choose?I can’t think of anything else that would feel right to me. How would you like to be remembered?As a devoted father and husband, a competent and caring cardiothoracic surgeon and, above all, a worthy servant to my Lord and Savior. What do you like most about your job?The ability to help patients overcome very critical health problems. I love working with the team that we have developed to accomplish this. It is gratifying to see my team and cardiovascular program being recognized as one of the best in the state and even the country. What are you currently reading?Nothing! I don’t have time.

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