John Lynn Jefferies, MD, MPH, FAAP, FACC
Jay Michael Sullivan Distinguished Chair in Cardiology; Professor and Chief, Division of Adult Cardiovascular Diseases; Director, Methodist University of Tennessee Cardiovascular Institute; Director, Methodist Cardiovascular Service Line; Professor, Pediatric Cardiology, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital; Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine; Research Member, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Dr. John L. Jefferies is the appointed Jay M. Sullivan Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine and Chief of Cardiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) as well as the co-director for the newly formed UT Methodist Institute for Cardiovascular Science. Prior to UT, John spent over eight years with the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Cincinnati Children’s, where he was an associate professor of adult cardiovascular disease and pediatric cardiology from 2010-2015, professor of adult cardiovascular disease and pediatric cardiology from 2015-2018, and professor of human genetics from 2015-2018.
Of immense value to our community, John was the Director of the Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy Services in the Heart Institute at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, where he played a primary role in BTHS patient heart transplantation cases.