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Cardiac Surgery

The Division of Cardiac Surgery is a team of two surgeons under the leadership of Chittoor "Sai" Sudhakar, MD. The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, in conjunction with Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, will offer world-class care in all areas of cardiovascular medicine through the new UTHSC-Methodist Cardiac Institute. 


About the Division Chief

sai sudhakar

Chittoor "Sai" Sudhakar, MD, is the new division chief of Cardiac Surgery, the Methodist Endowed Professor of Cardiac Surgery, and co-director of the Methodist Le Bonheur Adult Cardiac Service Line. He brings a wealth of leadership, clinical excellence, and academic achievement from his prevision position as the division director for Cardiothoracic Surgery at Scott & White Medical Center and surgical director of the Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program at The Ohio State University Medical Center.


Chittoor B. "Sai" Sudhakar, MD
Division Chief


James W. Pate, MD
Distinguished University Professor



Yazhini Ravi, MD
Assistant Professor, Research


Darryl Weiman, MD, JD


Ganpat Valaulikar, MD
Associate Professor


Last Published: Sep 23, 2020