Dr Evelio Rodriguez, MD, FACS, FACC
Co-Director of Saint Thomas Heart Institute, Chief of Cardiac Surgery and Medical Director
Research Institute at Saint Thomas Heart

Dr. Evelio Rodriguez is a thoracic surgeon in Nashville, Tennessee and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Ascension St. John Hospital and Ascension St. Agnes Hospital-Baltimore. He received his medical degree from Albany Medical College and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

Thoracic Surgery
Cardiac and thoracic surgeons specialize in the surgical treatment of diseases of the chest and heart. Thoracic surgeons and cardiac surgeons have the same general training and certified by the same board. Cardiac surgery deals with the heart, and thoracic surgery focuses on the lungs. Cardiac surgeons deal with heart transplant, heart disease, coronary artery disease, heart valve blockages, heart failure. Thoracic surgeons focus on the lungs, esophagus, and other chest organs and they treat lung cancer and emphysema.