The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville

The Department of Medicine

Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Program

Letter from the Chiefs

Dear Prospective Applicant:

Welcome to the University of Tennessee Cardiology Fellowship Program! We are excited that you are interested in learning about our fellowship training program. We are extremely proud of program and its commitment to excellence - our fellows graduate as confident and skilled cardiologists well-prepared to succeed in a variety of clinical settings.

Our training is centered around one academic hospital, the University of Tennessee Medical Center, in Knoxville, Tennessee. East Tennessee harbors a distinctive patient population providing a unique educational experience. University of Tennessee Medical Center is a Level 1 Trauma Center, with three helicopters providing transport of critically ill patients, including numerous acute myocardial infarction patients. Our case volume per year averages more than 22,000 echocardiograms, 2,595 cardiac catheterizations, 923 PCIs, 123 TAVRs, 776 cardiac devices, and 5,260 stress tests.

Cardiology fellows participate in a variety of research projects with department faculty members. There are plenty of opportunities to participate in intra- and interdepartmental scholarly activities. Our fellows and faculty are actively involved in research, and every fellow is afforded travel opportunities and educational leave to present at national conferences and meetings.

Our program encourages fellow autonomy while providing a supportive educational atmosphere facilitated by experienced, attentive faculty in a collegial setting. University Cardiology currently employs 22 cardiologists and continues to grow, with an advanced imaging specialist and heart failure interventionalist starting in the coming months. We are proud of the fact that 100% of our graduated fellows are board-certified by the ABIM in cardiovascular disease! Previous graduates have chosen careers in all aspects of cardiology.

East Tennessee is an amazing place to live and work! Knoxville was named of the Top 50 Best Places to Live in the USA by U.S. News & World Report in 2019. Located in the foothills of the beautiful Smoky Mountains, Knoxville is full of beautiful trails for hiking and biking, award-winning restaurants, and great live music venues. Home to the University of Tennessee, there is no shortage of avid college sports fans, either.

We hope you will consider UT Knoxville in your application process. We look forward to meeting you (albeit virtually this year) when you interview in the fall. If you have questions about our program or living in East Tennessee, please do not hesitate to contact us. We wish you the best during this application season.


Drs. William Black and Jenna Lyn Johnson
Chief Fellows


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