Through the Eyes

Our Through the Eyes video series allows you to learn more about our department and how we work, and, just as important, who we are as people.

Wonder Drake - Assistant Professor

John McPherson, MD, Vice Chair for Education, Director, Residency Program

Featured Story

Katie D. White MD, PhD

Katie D. White MD, PhD

Science and service aren’t mutually exclusive concepts to Katie White — they’re mutually reinforcing.

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Shah named to lead Department of Cardiac Surgery

“Dr. Shah has demonstrated the determination and expertise to further departmental efforts in enriching the educational experience for our residents and fellows while continuing to grow this important program and lead the country in providing our patients personalized innovative care,” said R. Daniel Beauchamp, M.D., chief of the Section of Surgical Sciences.

Shah, professor of Cardiac Surgery, succeeds Michael Petracek, M.D., who is stepping down from the post. Petracek, named chair of the department in 2013, said locating a successor was his first step toward retirement.


Aspirnaut program helps launch students into science

Billy Hudson, whose research has advanced understanding of the molecular basis of kidney disease, calls the program a form of “time travel.” Participants “acquire knowledge and skills six to eight years ahead of their classmates on which to make decisions about their lives,” he said.

Fast Facts

Vanderbilt University Hospital has one of the most advanced electronic systems in the nation for both order entry and for its EMR.