Department of Cardiac Surgery

Tarek Absi, M.D.

AbsiAssistant Professor, Department of Cardiac Surgery
Staff Surgeon, Cardiac Surgery, Nashville VA Hospital


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

Postgraduate Training

  • Internship, Sinai Hospital of Detroit-Wayne State University
  • Residency, North Shore University Hospital-N.Y.U. School of Medicine
  • Cardithoracic Surgery Research Fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine-Barnes Hospital
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Cardiac Transplant/VAD Fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital-Harvard School of Medicine


  • Board Certified by the American Board of Surgery
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery

See Dr. Absi's CV here in PDF format.

Tarek S. Absi, M.D.
Department of Cardiac Surgery
The Vanderbilt Heart Institute
1215 21st Avenue South
MCE-North Tower, Suite 5025
Nashville, TN 37232-8802
Phone: (615) 343-9195
Email: tarek.absi@vanderbilt.edu


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