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Dr. Jeffrey Everett Joins UT Medical Center as Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Everett recently joined The University of Tennessee Medical Center. Everett specializes in minimally invasive cardiac procedures, heart valve surgery and coronary bypass surgery. He will work with the practice of University Heart Surgeons at the medical center and will serve as an associate professor with the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the UT Graduate School of Medicine.

“We’re very excited to have Dr. Everett join the Heart Lung Vascular Institute,” said Teresa Levey, vice president of the Heart Lung Vascular Institute at UT Medical Center. “Not only is he an outstanding doctor, but his extensive expertise will allow the hospital to expand its minimally invasive surgery program for the East Tennessee region.”

Prior to joining The University of Tennessee Medical Center, Everett worked for the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa. In addition to his role as a cardiothoracic surgeon, Everett served as director of Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery and director of the Cardiac Transplant Program at the health system.

“As a surgeon, I have found that UT Medical Center offers an environment that embraces cutting-edge technology while also placing top priority on compassionate patient care,” Everett said. “Additionally, East Tennessee is such a beautiful area to enjoy and appreciate with my family. This is truly a tremendous opportunity. But most important, I’ll be helping patients with life-threatening conditions. I can think of no greater reward.”

Among Everett’s professional memberships are the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and Alpha Omega Alpha, the only national honor society for medicine in the United States. His honors include being named to the “Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare” list since 2000 as well as being named one of “America’s Top Doctors” for 2006.

Everett received his bachelor’s in biology from Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio, and graduated Summa Cum Laude with his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio. He went on to complete his residency at The University of Minnesota and his fellowship at the University of Michigan.

Everett lives in West Knoxville with his wife, Jacqueline, and their children, Allison, Katherine and Lauren. In his free time, Everett enjoys running and playing basketball.

The University of Tennessee Medical Center is a 581-bed, not-for-profit academic medical center, which serves as a referral center for Eastern Tennessee, Southeast Kentucky and Western North Carolina. The medical center, the region’s only Level I Trauma Center, is one of the largest employers in Knoxville. For more information about the University of Tennessee Medical Center, visit online at www.utmedicalcenter.org.