The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is committed to understanding, preventing, and treating cardiovascular disease through: groundbreaking research, providing exceptional patient care, and training the next generation of leaders in cardiovascular medicine.
- Groundbreaking research
- Providing exceptional patient care
- Training the next generation of leaders in cardiovascular medicine
At the forefront of cardiovascular research
A fundamental component of our mission is research aimed at understanding the causes of cardiovascular disease and the translation of this knowledge to improve patient care. Our division is comprised of more than 140 faculty who are recognized nationally and internationally for their work in basic, clinical and translational investigation. Since 2013, NIH funding to the division has more than doubled, and overall extramural funding has increased by 70%.
Exceptional cardiovascular patient care
Our clinical programs in women’s heart health, prevention, lipid management, inherited heart disease, adult congenital heart disease, heart failure, cardiac transplant, vascular medicine, advanced arrhythmia management, and cardio-oncology are unique in the region and among the busiest in the nation. Our physicians, located primarily in our multidisciplinary Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute, perform over 130,000 clinic visits annually. Our heart transplant program has been the busiest in the world over the past five years, with 123 adult heart transplants performed last year.
Training and mentoring future leaders in cardiovascular medicine
We train over 40 fellows per year in our general Cardiovascular Medicine fellowship and eight advanced subspecialty training programs.
Director, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
Physician-in-Chief, Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute
Department of Medicine
Jane Freedman, MD, is the Gladys Parkinson Stahlman Professor of Cardiovascular Research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Director of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and Physician-in-Chief of the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute.