Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute

Vanderbilt Heart

Cardiology, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology · 49 Providers

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Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute

1215 21st Ave South Suite 5209, MCE
Nashville, TN 37232
View All Locations(615) 322-2318

Office Providers

Dr. Robert Abraham, MD

Dr. Robert Abraham, MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Keith Adkins

Keith Adkins

Nursing (Nurse Practitioner)

Dr. Ben Barton, MD

Dr. Ben Barton, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery


Office Provider Reviews


based on the average of 187 provider reviews for Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute

Review of Dr. Muldowney III

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The best doctor I have ever seen (and I have seen dozens). He is empathetic, kind, thorough, brilliant, up to date on medical research, and clearly communicates diagnoses, symptoms, implications, treatment options, and medication effects, interactions, side effects, and mechanisms of action. He looks at the whole picture of a patient and genuinely cares about an individual’s wellbeing. I have had many great and not so great doctors, and everyone I have seen at Vanderbilt has been awesome. I am so grateful to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, especially to Dr. Muldowney, for treating patients not just as problems inside a body but as unique human beings. Thank you for everything you do.
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Review of Dr. Robbins


Great Cardiologist and thanks to him I am alive today. I am forever grateful to him for finding a serious blockage issue with my heart and taking immediate open heart surgery action to repair the problem the next morning. He is a Doctor that truely cares about his patients.
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Review of Dr. Muldowney III


I went to him as a specialist in autonomic dysfunction. He knew as much if not less than I did and talked to me like I knew nothing and had never tried treatments. Every time I spoke, he interrupted me. I went with a family member and he told her that my tachycardia would go away as time progressed, which is frequently not the case.
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Review of Dr. Shen


Dr. Shen always makes herself available to her patients when unexpected circumstances surface.
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Review of Dr. Hung


Dr Hung is very hands on and extremely knowledgeable in her field. She constantly strives for excellence in care for all her patients. She is compassionate and truly cares for each individual need of her patients. She gives of her time unselfishly and her patients are the benefactors of all her skills. I would recommend her to anyone who may be needing cardiac care
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Review of Dr. Baker


Dr Baker has been my cardiologist for about 10 years. He is kind, considerate and very well trained. He has seen me through multiple life threatening situations and obtained specialized help when needed. His bedside manner is outstanding.
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Review of Dr. McPherson


Absolutely the perfect doc. Very smart, very caring, always goes the extra mile for his patients. Just can not say enough good things about him. So, if our lives depended on him (and they have), I would feel very comfortable with that. By the way, I am a very, very picky physician myself and can not imagine a better doc than Dr. McPherson.
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Review of Dr. Robbins

- in TN |

You can't find a better cardiologist/ cardiac surgeon anywhere. Dr. Robbins truly cares about his patients. He's very knowledgeable and takes time to answer all questions/concerns you may have in a way that you understand. I was really nervous when he came in to talk to me about the procedure I was having done and calm when he left the room. He has a great bedside manner as well. I would and will recommend him to everyone I know that is need of a cardiologist.
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Review of Dr. Churchwell


He has been treating my for ten years. In 2000 I had two heart attacks and all my arteries were at least 70% occluded. Now when he gives me a stress test, I score as a marathon runner or ice hockey player -- he must be doing something right. Furthermore, he inspires great confidence and is a fun fella to be around. His team is second to none.
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Review of Dr. Hansen

- in Lebanon , TN |

I’m a patient of Dr. Hansen’s , and I’m very blessed to be one. Dr.Hansen and his staff are very Amazing. I got a second chance at life thanks be to God working through Dr Hansen and Dr. Melissa Levack. E. Thompson , Lebanon, Tn
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Learn About Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute

58 Procedures

  • Ablation For Treatment Of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Anemia And Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Repair, Open Or Repair Of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (Icd) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (Incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Mri (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) Of Heart Or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator Or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal Or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
  • Carotid Endarterectomy (Cea) Or Excision Of Infected Graft
  • Chest Ct (Incl. Heart And Lungs)
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy And Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (Cabg) Surgery
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Electrocardiogram (Ekg)
  • Electrophysiological Study
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head And Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Transplant
  • Immunization
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion Of Epicardial Lead For Pacemaker Or Cardioverter And-Or Defibrillator
  • Insertion Of Left Ventricular Lead For Pacemaker Or Cardioverter And-Or Defibrillator
  • Liver Function Test
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy Or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, And Stenting
  • Pacemaker Insertion Or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Port Placements Or Replacements
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
  • Removal Or Revision Of Pacemaker Or Cardioverter And-Or Defibrillator
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombolysis
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tilt Testing Or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (Tavr)
  • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair Or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, And Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography And Plethysmography
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Ventricular Assist Device


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  • Czech
  • French
  • German
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute accepts 25 insurance carriers

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MedCost
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • National Elevator
  • POMCO Group
  • Principal Life
  • Priority Health
  • Sagamore Health Network
  • Thrivent Financial
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare


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