John Lynn JefferiesMD, MPH
John L. Jefferies, MD, MPH, has been appointed the Jay M. Sullivan Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine and Chief of Cardiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). He has also been named co-director for the newly formed UT Methodist Institute for Cardiovascular Science.
As the Jay M. Sullivan Endowed Chair and Chief for the Division of Cardiovascular Disease, Dr. Jefferies will oversee the educational opportunities that occur within the division, including its comprehensive fellowship programs; the inpatient and outpatient clinical services offered through Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, the Memphis VA Medical Center, and Regional One Health; and the basic, translational, and clinical science research efforts within the institution.
Dr. Jefferies’ research interests include novel gene discovery for various forms of cardiomyopathy, quality-of-life research in cardiomyopathy and heart failure, cardio-oncology, cardiac care in genetic syndromes, and novel drug investigation in heart failure. He has had and continues to have significant grant support from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and from the industry.