Tarek Absi, MD

Associate Professor of Cardiac Surgery
Department of Cardiac Surgery
Staff Surgeon
Nashville VA Hospital
Office Address
Medical Center East - North Tower
1215 21st Avenue South
Room / Suite
Suite 5025
(615) 322-2318
(615) 343-6184


  • M.D., American University of Beirut 1995
  • B.S.,  Biology, American University of Beirut 1991

Post Graduate Training

  • General Surgery, North Shore University Hospital, NYU school of Medicine, Manhasset,  NY 2000
  • Cardiac Surgery Research Fellow, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 2002
  • Cardiac Surgery Residency, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 2005
  • Cardiac Surgery Fellowship, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston,  MA 2006  

Research Studies:

  • Molecular biology cardiac valvular diseases
  • Clinical outcomes research.

Clinical Interests:

  • Minimally invasive aortic and mitral valve surgery
  • Off- pump coronary revascularization
  • Minimally invasive coronary revascularization
  • Aortic aneurysms
  • Valvular endocarditis