CMHC Faculty Members

Faculty of Tarsus Medical Group are leaders in healthcare

John L. Jefferies, MD, MPH

Memphis, TN

John L. Jefferies, MD, MPH



Dr. Jefferies is the Jay M. Michael Sullivan Endowed Chair in cardiovascular medicine and chief of cardiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Dr. Jeffries has edited two cardiology textbooks and has authored or co-authored over 240 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters on cardiomyopathy, cardiovascular genetics, and advanced heart failure. His research interests include cardiovascular genetics, novel heart failure therapies, and cardiovascular findings in heritable disorders.

Education and Training

  • Master of Public Health, University of Kentucky,
  • Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine, 2006
  • Internal Pediatric Medicine Residency, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, 2000
  • Medical Degree, University of Tennessee Health Science Center College, 1996
  • Bachelor of Science - Microbiology, University of Tennessee Knoxville, 1992

Professional Highlights

  • Governor, American College of Cardiology (ACC) Tennessee Chapter, 2021
  • Top Doctors, Cincy Magazine, 2014
  • Best Doctors in America, 2013
  • Cincinnati's Top Doctors, 2012
  • New Research Award, Thrasher, 2007
  • Research Fellowship Award, ACC, 2007


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