Department of Cardiac Surgery

Tarek Absi, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Cardiac Surgery                                                                         


  • M.D., American University of Beirut 1995
  • B.S.,  Biology, American University of Beirut 1991

Post Graduate Training

  • General Surgery, North Shore University Hospital, NYU school of Medicine, Manhasset,  NY 2000
  • Cardiac Surgery Research Fellow, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 2002
  • Cardiac Surgery Residency, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 2005
  • Cardiac Surgery Fellowship, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston,  MA 2006 

Research Studies:

  • Molecular biology cardiac valvular diseases
  • Clinical outcomes research.

Clinical Interests:

  • Minimally invasive aortic and mitral valve surgery.
  • Off- pump coronary revascularization
  • Minimally invasive coronary revascularization
  • Aortic aneurysms
  • Valvular endocarditis

See Dr. Absi's CV in PDF format.

Contact Info:

Tarek S. Absi , M.D.
Department of Cardiac Surgery
1215 21st Avenue South
MCE-North Tower, Suite 5025
Nashville, TN  37212
Phone:  (615) 343-6165

Fax:  (615) 343-6184
Email: tarek.absi@vanderbilt.edu

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