Cardiothoracic Surgeon Dr. Richard Morrison Opens Private Practice

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Dr. Richard Morrison and his staff will celebrate the grand opening of Morrison Heart Center, at 6031 Shallowford Road, Suite 117, with a ribbon cutting on Thursday starting 12:30 p.m. This event is hosted by the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce and is free and open to the public. 

“We don’t just perform heart surgery or just take care of patients; when you literally hold someone’s heart in your hands, you make a lasting connection. You become family,” says Dr. Morrison. “I believe that moving into private practice will ensure we can better provide for our family.” 

Dr. Morrison is a Tennessee native with over 30 years of experience performing more than 15,000 cardiac, thoracic and peripheral vascular procedures. He was an integral part of bringing transcatheter aortic valve replacement to Chattanooga, an act that drastically changed the face of cardiac surgery and created options for patients previously labeled “inoperable.” 

With the launching of Morrison Heart Center, Dr. Morison and his team of five offer a variety of services, including complex aortic and structural heart surgeries and procedures and aortic, mitral and tricuspid valve replacements. Personal and family consultations, advice and recommendations are also provided onsite. 

“Our mission statement describes us thoroughly,” says Dr. Morrison. “We are dedicated to serving our patients and their families through a concierge level of care that ensures exceptional outcomes following cardiac surgery.” 

In addition to being a Fellow with the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Morrison holds certifications from multiple governing boards and organizations, such as the American Board of Surgery and the National Board of Medical Examiners. His team includes Brittany Pryor, Tracy Robertson, Laura Ledbetter, Teresa Stewart and Kaleigh Akins. 

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