Dr. Sreekumar Subramanian, MD

Dr. Sreekumar Subramanian, MD

Cardiovascular Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
46 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Sreekumar Subramanian, MD is a cardiovascular surgery specialist in Nashville, TN and has been practicing for 20 years. He specializes in cardiovascular surgery.Read his story

TriStar Cardiovascular Surgery

2400 Patterson St Ste 307

Nashville, TN 37203
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Insurance Accepted

  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • CareSource
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • Peach State Health Plan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Subramanian performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
very high
more than 95% of peers
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
very high
more than 94% of peers
Aortic Valve Surgery
very high
more than 89% of peers

Dr. Subramanian's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Subramanian's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Subramanian "Dr. Subramanian is a native of Michigan and Pennsylvania. He graduated from a 7-year BS/MD program at Union College (BS, magna cum laude, Biology major and Modern Languages minor) and MD with honors from Albany Medical College. He joined the US Air Force, and completed his general surgery internship, residency and a clinical research fellowship at David Grant Medical Center, Travis AFB, California. Following completion of his general surgical training, he was stationed at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. During this time, he was deployed to Liberia and Kazakhstan, and served as a combat trauma surgeon in Balad, Iraq in support of Operation Iragi Freedom. Following military service, he completed a Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, which included a fellowship in (Complex) Aortic surgery. During this time, he won an Arizona Heart Institute traveling fellowship and spent time in Hannover and Leipzig, Germany. He then worked as an independent cardiac surgeon at the Heart Center Leipzig, while receiving advanced training in Percutaneous and Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery and Innovations. Coincident with FDA approval of transcatheter valve (TAVR) technology, he returned to the US to the University of Arizona Medical enter and helped build the TAVR program. He also served as the Thoracic Surgery residency program director and was the local principal investigator of an FDA IDE sutureless aortic valve study. He has authored or co-authored over 60 articles and abstracts in the scientific literature. He joined the Tristar Cardiovascular Surgery practice at Centennial Medical Center in 2015. He is married and has two children."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Subramanian "My care philosophy is embodied within 3 principles:1) Never offer an operation or procedure to a patient that you would not offer to your own family.2) Only offer patients operations or procedures - let the patient and his/her family decide what treatment is best for them.3) Only offer patients operations or procedures if it is reasonable to expect that survival can be improved or the quality of life can be improved over continued best medical management. Adherence to these principles ensures empathetic patient care, respect for patient autonomy, and collaborative decision-making based on best medical evidence.In addition, my care philosophy also incorporates 2 important concepts - the Heart Team and Tailored Therapies. The Heart Team concept enables a multi-disciplinary discussion between medical and surgical heart specialties about the various therapeutic options for each patient. This allows for consideration of both standard therapies and investigational therapies, which may be appropriate for some patients. The Tailored Therapies concept recognizes that each patient is different. Whereas one patient may benefit from a minimally invasive operation, another patient may be better suited for a complex, open chest reoperation to achieve the best results. Rather than fit all patients into one treatment box, my treatment plan for each patient will be individually tailored, based on specific clinical and anatomic factors."
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1  Specialties

  • Cardiovascular Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

47  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • 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
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Heart Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • 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

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


  • Union College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • Albany Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • David Grant Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • David Grant Usaf Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Heart Center Leipzig
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Subramanian has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • German
  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Subramanian's Reviews

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What People Say About Dr. Sreekumar Subramanian, MD
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Wonderful doctor with a very calm, professional demeanor. He took time to explain everything about my surgery in detail. I highly recommend Dr. Subramanian.
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Very likely to recommend! This was my first visit but I was well pleased with the whole office staff and Dr. Subramanian!
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Dr. Subramanian is an excellent doctor. I have complete confidence in him. I had open heart surgery, which is scary to say the least. He took the time to explain everything that was happening with me and exactly what would be going on during the surgery.
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100% would recommend Dr. Subramanian. Very thorough, open, and gives a good review of what was going to occur. He helps answer questions before you ask or not know what to ask. Good personality and his concerns were very genuine. He can simply what is about to happen so you and your family...Read More
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I consulted with Dr Subramanian regarding valve replacement and he was awesome! He not only takes time to make sure you understand the issue and the procedure (and really loved that he used visuals...made such a huge difference), but he truly listened to our questions and concerns. I have...Read More
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