Dr. Grayson Wheatley III, MD

Dr. Grayson Wheatley III, MD

Cardiovascular Surgery  |  
Male  |  
50 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Grayson Wheatley III, MD is a cardiovascular surgery specialist in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University in 1994 and specializes in cardiovascular surgery, cardiac surgery, and more.Read his story

TriStar Cardiovascular Surgery

2400 Patterson St Ste 307

Nashville, TN 37203
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas


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Aortic Valve Surgery
more than 74% of peers
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
more than 69% of peers
Vascular Disease
more than 68% of peers

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Dr. Wheatley III's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Wheatley III "Dr. Wheatley received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and completed his Cardiovascular Surgery Residency at The University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, Texas in addition to completing a Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Fellowship at The Arizona Heart Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. Prior to joining TriStar Cardiovascular Surgery, he served as Director of Aortic and Endovascular Surgery and Surgical Director of the TAVR Program at Temple University Hospital and Associate Professor of Surgery at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Wheatley also was an attending Cardiovascular Surgeon at The Arizona Heart Institute in Phoenix. Dr. Wheatley, an internationally recognized expert in aortic treatments, specializes in open and endovascular repair of complex aortic diseases along with the surgical treatment of coronary artery disease and valvular heart disease. He performs open aortic repair along with percutaneous aortic interventions including TEVAR (Thoracic Endovascular Aneurysm Repair) and EVAR (Endovascular Aneurysm Repair) for both aortic aneurysms and dissections. Dr. Wheatley treats both aortic aneurysms and aortic dissections by performing ascending aortic replacements and aortic root replacements, open arch replacements, open abdominal aneurysm repair, and thoracoabdominal aneurysm repair. He also performs TAVR procedures and surgery and percutaneous interventions for peripheral vascular disease."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Wheatley III "My goal is to provide exceptional care for patients in a compassionate manner, while at the same time offering cutting-edge therapies that few surgeons are qualified to provide."


  • Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Adult Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracoabdominal Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Sinus of Valsalva
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Arch Thoracic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Ascending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Bacterial Endocarditis
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bicuspid Aortic Valve
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Descending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Dissecting Aneurysm
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • False Aneurysm
  • Femoral Aneurysm
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Valve Diseases
  • Iliac Aneurysm
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Postoperative Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aneurysm
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Saccular Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Suprarenal Aneurysm
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thromboembolism
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease


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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

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Florida State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • University Of Florida College Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Ohio State University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Arizona Heart Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Wheatley III has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Wheatley III's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wheatley III to family and friends
based on 32 total reviews (24 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (32)

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  • 3
  • 2
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Dr. Wheatley III's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Wheatley III Says:

Thank you in advance for your valuable feedback.  It is both an honor and a privilege to take care of patients that need my professional expertise.  I take your comments very seriously and do my best to incorporate feedback from patients and their family members into constantly improving my practice and the care I provide for my patients.  - Dr. Wheatley

Patient Comments (24)

Was very impressed with Dr Wheatley; very personable, took time to answer all my questions, was in no rush to end the appt. Left me confident in his knowledge and abilities to handle my particular issues.
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Went to Dr. Wheatly for a second opinion. Never so happy that we met. From first moment I knew I was at the right place with the right Doctor. I would highly recommend Him to anyone facing similar heart issues. The follow up was great.
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As a former staff physician of CMC for some 37 years, and as a member of the Nashville Hospital Liaison Committee for Jehovah's Witnesses, I have been extremely impressed by the dignified and respectful care that Dr. Grayson Wheatley provides for his cardiovascular heart disease patients and...more
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I was recommended to Dr. Wheatley by my Cardiologist who said if he wasn't the best that he was one of the best in this country. I had a great experience. The after care recommended and provided was great too. I would recommend Dr. Grayson Wheatley without reservation.
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Dr. Wheatley has been a tremendous resource for those patients who need lifesaving surgery without blood transfusions. I have been able to recommend him to many of my friends and he has been a real lifesaver, literally for them. I recommend him always for anyone with heart issues.
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