Division of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Department of Cardiac Surgery, VUMC
Dr. Mettler is the assistant professor of pediatric cardiac surgery, specializing in the surgical treatment of congenital heart disease in infants, children and adults. Clinically, his interests include novel approaches to the treatment of complex neonatal congenital heart disease, mechanical circulatory assistance, cardiac transplantation and repair of congenital valvar anomalies. His research is focused upon using engineered tissue in treating valvular heart disease, atrioventricular valve repair and surgical education utilizing high-fidelity simulation. He joined the Vanderbilt University Medical Center faculty in December 2010.
Dr. Mettler has specific interest in resident education and training, and served as the President of the Thoracic Surgery Residents Association. He has served on several prominent national committees and international committees, and is published in numerous peer-reviewed journals. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.