Officials with the Erlanger Health System welcome two new interventional cardiologists, Drs. Steven Austin, Selwin Abraham and general cardiologist Dr. Paul Stewart, to Erlanger’s cardiology team. The addition of these specialists will expand the Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute group to more than 20 physicians, spanning eight subspecialties in the field of cardiology.
“This latest addition to our growing team of heart specialists is another demonstration of Erlanger’s commitment to offer the most advanced cardiac care in this region, said Erlanger Senior Executive and VP of Network Development Steve Burkett.
These three highly skilled cardiologists “can diagnose, evaluate and treat a variety of heart conditions,” Burkett added.
Dr. Austin, FACC is a Chattanooga native who attended McCallie School and Covenant College. He completed his medical school and internal medicine training at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis, Tenn. Following a year on faculty as internal medicine chief resident, Dr. Austin completed cardiovascular fellowship training at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He has practiced in the Cleveland and Chattanooga area for over 20 years. He is board certified in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. Lifestyle modification and preventive healthcare are treatment focuses of Dr. Austin.
Dr. Abraham, FACC, received his Bachelor of Science in biology from Southern Adventist University in Collegedale, Tenn. He earned his medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in Loma Linda, Cal. Dr. Abraham did his internal medicine residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Tex. He continued at Baylor for his cardiology and interventional cardiology fellowships. He is board certified in cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. He is a fellow of the Society of Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions and member of the American College of Physicians, American Medical Association and the American Heart Association.
Dr. Stewart received his Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University. He earned his medical degree from the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, Tex. and completed his internal medicine residency at Plaza Medical Center in the same city. He continued at Plaza Medical Center for his cardiology fellowship. Dr. Stewart is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine, adult echocardiography and nuclear cardiology. He also has a special certification in transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography. . He is a member of the American College of Cardiology and the American Osteopathic Association.
Currently based in Cleveland, Tenn., the three cardiologists will be primarily practicing at Erlanger Volkswagen Drive, off I-75 at Exit 9 located at 7380 Volkswagen Drive. Dr. Abraham will begin seeing patients in mid-September, and the other two cardiologists in October. For more information, to schedule an appointment or for current patients’ questions call 423-778-5661.