Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Director Opportunity

Nashville, Tennessee
Sep 08, 2020
Position Type

The Saint Thomas Heart Group in Nashville, Tennessee is seeking a talented and experienced cardiologist to join our nationally recognized program and develop and lead our proposed cardiovascular disease fellowship program. The proposed fellowship program will be sponsored by the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, with initial accreditation expected in Spring 2021. The Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship will be the first ACGME-accredited fellowship program for the Nashville Region of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. This physician will be fellowship trained in Cardiology, possess a strong work ethic, be a team player, and serve as an ambassador for Saint Thomas Heart and the Cardiovascular Service Line. Our heart center includes over 70 physicians serving a large regional referral network. The ideal candidate will have administrative experience and at least three years of participation as an active faculty member in an ACGME-accredited cardiovascular disease fellowship. This position will split its time between 30% fellowship director duties and 70% patient care. The selected candidate will be awarded a faculty rank consistent with his/her level of experience.

Saint Thomas West Hospital

Saint Thomas West Hospital is a high-volume tertiary referral center for comprehensive heart care in Nashville, Tennessee. Our heart center is a regional/national reference center for cardiac valve surgery, transcatheter structural/valvular interventions, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, atrial fibrillation, aortic surgery, cardiac transplantation, LVAD, ECMO, and complex coronary bypass procedures. The cardiology program includes eight catheterization laboratories, four modern EP laboratories, vascular suites, and two hybrid ORs. In addition to the thousands of innovative procedures performed annually, there are multiple ongoing clinical trials and opportunities for continued research development through the Saint Thomas Research Institute.

About Ascension Health

In Tennessee, Ascension’s Saint Thomas Health operates nine hospitals in addition to a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, clinics, and rehabilitation facilities that cover a 68-county area and employs more than 8,000 associates. Serving Tennessee for more than 15 years, Ascension is the largest faith-based non-profit health system in the United States. We are the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia.

National Recognition in Cardiac Care

  • Becker’s 2016 Top 100 Cardiac Hospitals
  • Truven Top 50 Cardiac Hospital
  • Truven Top 100 Hospital, 14 Consecutive Years
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons 3 Star Performance Site
  • JACHO Advanced Ventricular Assist Device Certification
  • Healthgrades 2016 Cardiac Care Excellence Award

University of Tennessee Health Science Center – Nashville Region

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is the flagship statewide, public, academic health system. The mission of UTHSC is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region, by pursuing an integrated program of education, research, clinical care, and public service. Across the state of Tennessee, UTHSC has more than 3,000 students, and more than 1,300 residents and fellows training in 87 ACGME-accredited programs.

Clinical training for medical students, residents, and fellows in the UTHSC Nashville Region takes place in Ascension Saint Thomas hospitals and medical practices. The Nashville Region has grown over the last five years to include 111 trainees across five ACGME-accredited residency programs, two non-standard Family Medicine Fellowship programs, one non-standard Obstetrics & Gynecology fellowship program, and one CODA-accredited dental residency program. Each year, more than 100 third- and fourth-year medical students from UTHSC and medical schools across the United States complete rotations at sites across the UTHSC Nashville Region. 


ABIM Certification, Internal Medicine & Cardiovascular Disease
Effective teaching, training, and communication skills
Strong work ethic and professional team player
Serve as an ambassador for Saint Thomas Heart and the Cardiovascular Service Line
Rounding and call coverage
Outreach to other locations at least one day per week

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