Dr. James Shamiyeh Named Heart Lung Vascular Institute Medical Director for The University of Tennessee Medical Center

The University of Tennessee Medical Center announced that James Shamiyeh, MD, has been named medical director for the medical center’s Heart Lung Vascular Institute.

The University of Tennessee Medical Center announced that James Shamiyeh, MD, has been named medical director for the medical center’s Heart Lung Vascular Institute. Shamiyeh is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

“Dr. Shamiyeh’s collaborative style, his expertise in patient care and his commitment to quality and process improvement make him a natural to lead the Heart Lung Vascular Institute,” said Jeanne Wohlford, vice president of UT Medical Center’s Heart Lung Vascular Institute.  “We are excited about his plans and know he will do an exceptional job given his leadership skills, past experience.”

A graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis, he completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital where he served as chief resident and completed a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine.

In addition, Shamiyeh received a Master of Science in Public Health in Clinical Research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health. He also completed LEAN for Healthcare providers at The University of Tennessee and a Physician Leadership Development course developed for UT Medical Center physicians by the UT MBA program.

Shamiyeh follows Dr. John W. Mack, a cardiothoracic surgeon who previously served as medical director for the Heart Lung Vascular Institute until his retirement this year.

The mission of The University of Tennessee Medical Center, the region’s only hospital to achieve status as a Magnet® recognized organization, is to serve through healing, education and discovery. UT Medical Center, a 609-bed, not-for-profit academic medical center, 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.