Keith Churchwell

  • Vanderbilt University

    Home Fires

    Brothers André, Keith and Kevin Churchwell, who were together for 15 years at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, are among the most accomplished physicians and administrators in the country. All three credit their father, Robert Churchwell, the first Black reporter at the Nashville Banner newspaper, as the inspiration for their success. Read More

    Dec. 6, 2021

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    Heart patient uses ICD experience to promote benefits of exercise

    Carrie Romero of Columbia, Tennessee, is running for her life. In 1997, when she was 28, Romero was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy — a heart muscle disease that puts her at risk for sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Read More

    Oct. 16, 2014

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    Churchwell to depart VHVI; Clair to assume interim role

    Keith Churchwell, M.D., executive director and chief medical officer for the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute (VHVI), is departing Vanderbilt and will join Yale-New Haven Health System as vice president and executive director of Cardiovascular Services on Dec. 1. Read More

    Sep. 25, 2014

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    Photo: Vanderbilt Heart Town Hall

    Keith Churchwell, M.D., executive director and chief medical officer of the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute, spoke at last week’s Town Hall, a quarterly gathering of Vanderbilt Heart faculty and staff. Churchwell announced that Vanderbilt Heart – Shelbyville has moved into new office space and that a… Read More

    Jun. 19, 2014

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    Vanderbilt Heart opens new cardiac procedure area in hospital’s critical care tower

    From left to right: Charlotte Chaney; Brad Simmons, Turner Construction; Pam Jones; C. Wright Pinson, MBA, M.D.; Keith Churchwell, M.D.; David Posch; Robin Steaban, R.N.; Mark Robbins, M.D.; Mitch Edgeworth, MBA On Feb. 3 the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute will relocate its key procedure areas to… Read More

    Jan. 13, 2014

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    Vanderbilt doctors warn against holiday heart attack spike

    Studies have indicated that death rates from heart attacks and stroke as well as non-heart-related causes spike during the holiday season. “It is not uncommon to see a heavier patient volume in the hospital during the Christmas and New Year’s period of time. Some years that’s true,… Read More

    Dec. 26, 2013

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    Photo: Heart Institute Town Hall

    (photo by Steve Green) Keith Churchwell, M.D., executive director and chief medical officer of Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute, addressed his colleagues on Valentine’s Day at the quarterly Town Hall. Patient visits to Vanderbilt Heart’s main campus clinic are projected to be on budget for the fiscal… Read More

    Feb. 21, 2013

  • Town hall meeting outlines Heart Institute’s busy year

    Town hall meeting outlines Heart Institute’s busy year

    The Department of Cardiac Surgery experienced its highest case volume to date with 1,245 adult cardiac surgeries at Vanderbilt University Hospital during the last fiscal year, according to department chair John Byrne, M.D., who spoke at Vanderbilt Heart’s quarterly town hall on Friday. Read More

    Aug. 16, 2012

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    VUMC leaders: ‘The Future is All Around Us’

    A team of writers and reporters from VUMC News and Communications spoke to a selected group of Medical Center leaders about where they think the opportunities and challenges lie in the decade ahead, and the part that all of us play as we move ahead together. Read More

    Jul. 6, 2012

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    Dr. Keith Churchwell: Advances in Heart Care

    Watch video of Dr. Keith Churchwell speaking on advances in heart care. Churchwell spoke Jan. 11 as part of the Osher Lifelong Learning class, “Medical Advances.” The course is presented by faculty of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and focuses on what the future of medicine holds. Physicians are now able… Read More

    Jan. 12, 2012

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    My Health Chat: Innovation in Heart Care and Genomic Medicine

    Have you ever wanted to ask the world’s leading physicians and medical researchers about their work and how it affects you? My Health Chat is your chance. Join Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Dr. Jim Jirjis, as he discusses the latest advancements in genomic medicine and heart care innovations with Dr. Read More

    Nov. 14, 2011

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    VUMC to launch live video chat series Nov. 9

    Jim Jirjis (Vanderbilt University) Patients, caregivers and consumers will have a chance Nov. 9 to ask questions about the latest in genomic medicine and heart care innovations during a live online video chat with Vanderbilt University Medical Center experts. The free event, which will be from 1:30… Read More

    Oct. 28, 2011

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    Promise of Discovery campaign adds video chat, new story lines

    Dr. Emily Kurtz (left) of the Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute appears in new ads for the Promise of Discovery campaign. (Vanderbilt University) Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s award-winning “Promise of Discovery” initiative continues with the creation of additional story lines and the launch of a new series… Read More

    Oct. 21, 2011