John A. McPherson, MD, FACC, FSCAI - Interventional Cardiology


Dr. John McPherson reviews medical content for Healthwise, a nonprofit organization with a mission to help people make better health decisions. Dr. McPherson is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, at Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute in Nashville, Tennessee.

Education and Training

MD: University of California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, Ca, 1993

Internship and Residency: The Osler Medical Service, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, 1993-1996

Fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine: University of Virginia Health Systems, Charlottesville, VA, 1996-1999

Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology: University of Virginia Health Systems, Charlottesville, VA, 1999-2000


American Board of Internal Medicine

Interventional Cardiology, American Board of Internal Medicine

Cardiovascular Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine

Academic Appointments

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN:

  • Associate Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine, 2011-present
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine, 2006-2011
  • Clinical Instructor, Nurse Practitioner Program, School of Nursing, 2003-2006

Clinical Instructor, Travecca Nazarene University, Physician Assistant Program, Nashville, TN, 2000-2001

University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA:

  • Clinical Instructor, Cardiovascular Division, 1999-2000
  • Instructor, Physical Diagnosis, 1998-1999

Financial Disclosure

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This reviewer reported no financial conflicts.

Current as of: January 10, 2014

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