October 10, 2016
Nashville, Tenn., (October 1, 2016) – TriStar Centennial Medical Center welcomes Dr. Grayson H. Wheatley, III, Cardiovascular Surgeon, to TriStar Cardiovascular Surgery.
Dr. Wheatley joins TriStar Cardiovascular Surgery after serving 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. Prior to his roles at Temple University, Dr. Wheatley was an attending Cardiovascular Surgeon at The Arizona Heart Institute in Phoenix. He 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.
“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Grayson Wheatley to our medical staff,” said Heather J. Rohan, President and CEO of TriStar Centennial Medical Center. “Dr. Wheatley brings with him a wealth of knowledge and surgical expertise in caring for patients with severe cardiovascular conditions and complex aortic disease.
Dr. Wheatley, an internationally recognized expert in aortic treatments, will specialize in open and endovascular repair of complex aortic diseases along with the surgical treatment of coronary artery disease and valvular heart disease. He will perform aortic repair along with percutaneous aortic interventions including Thoracic Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (TEVAR) and Endovascular Aneurysm Repair for both (EVAR) aortic aneurysms and dissections. Dr. Wheatley will treat 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 will also perform TAVR (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement) procedures and surgery and percutaneous interventions for peripheral vascular disease.
Dr. Wheatley is the fifth surgeon to join TriStar Cardiovascular Surgery at TriStar Centennial Medical Center. The specialized Cardiothoracic Surgeons at TriStar Cardiovascular Surgery are leaders in developing less-invasive cardiac surgical techniques, allowing patients to experience a quicker recovery.