Dr. Eric Grogan, MD

Dr. Eric Grogan, MD

Thoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 45
Dr. Eric Grogan, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine in 1999 and specializes in thoracic surgery.

1301 MEDICAL CENTER DR Ste. 1710

Nashville, TN 37232

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  • Humana
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Port Placements or Replacements
more than 65% of peers
Pulmonary Disease
more than 61% of peers
Lung Cancer
more than 60% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

34  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
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28  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • Lipscomb University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
  • Vanderbilt University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center/Surgical Residency
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • University Of Virginia/Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery Clinical Fellow
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Va Medical Center Quality Scholars Research Fellowship
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • H. William Scott Student Surgery Award, Vanderbilt University, 1999
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Vanderbilt University Medical School, 1998
Media & Publications
  • "Diagnostic characteristics of a serum biomarker in patients with positron emission tomography scans." Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2010: 89:1724-1729., 2010
  • "Thoracic operations for focal pulmonary lesions are frequently not futile in patients with a benign pathologic diagnosis." Journal of Thoracic Oncology (in press), 2011
  • "Accuracy of FDG-PET to diagnosis lung cancer in a region of endemic granulomatous disease." Annals of Thoracic Surgery (In Press), 2011
  • "Identification of small lung nodules-technique of radiotracer guided thoracoscopic biopsy." Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 2008 Feb; 85: S772-S777., 2008
  • "Radiotracer-guided thoracoscopic resection (RGTR) is a cost-effective technique for the evaluation of sub-centimeter pulmonary nodules." Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2008 Sep; 86: 934-940., 2008
  • "The relationship of patient complaints and surgical complications." Journal of Quality and Safety in Health Care. 2006 Feb: 15: 13-6., 2006
  • "Transplant pneumonectomy in a patient with an acutely thrombosed allograft". Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2010 Mar; 89:975-977., 2010
  • "Successful treatment of atrioesophageal fistula via cervical esophageal ligation and decompression." Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2011 Jun; 91(6):e85-6., 2011
  • "Existing general population models inaccurately predict lung cancer risk in patients referred for surgical evaluation." Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2011: 91(1): 227-33., 2011
  • "Heart rate variability predicts trauma patient outcomes as 12 hours: Implications for military and civilian triage." Journal of Surgical Research. 2005 Nov; 129(1): 122-8., 2005

Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Eric Grogan, MD
How do u thank someone for saving your life On May 11th of this year I was transferred from Williamson Medical Center to Vanderbilt with my vital organs shutting down as a result of double peumonia and sepus .A large pus pocket had formed around my heart Long story short is that Dr Grogan...Read More
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Randy McCall in Columbia Tn – Dec 18, 2017
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Dr. Grogan has changed my life! Absolutely one of the most amazing, kindest and knowledgeable doctors I have met! He and his staff have truly guided me through my thoracic surgery process from day one! I pray these people are blessed beyond!
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