Centennial Heart At Parkridge Hires Interventional Cardiologist And Structural Heart Specialist Matthew Wiisanen, MD, FACC

Monday, April 5, 2021
Centennial Heart at Parkridge has hired Matthew E. Wiisanen, MD, FACC, a board-certified and fellowship-trained interventional cardiologist and structural heart specialist.  Dr. Wiisanen will serve as medical director of Interventional Cardiology and the Structural Heart Programs at Parkridge Health System.

“Dr. Wiisanen will strengthen the heart and vascular services at Parkridge Health and introduce new structural heart capabilities to our hospitals,” said Tom Ozburn, president and CEO of Parkridge Health. “We are redefining cardiac care in Chattanooga, and adding Dr. Wiisanen to our team underscores our commitment to provide the full gamut of cardiac care in Chattanooga.”

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Wiisanen earned a medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School and served an internal medicine residency at the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education at the Mayo Clinic. He sought advanced training from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, where he completed fellowships in cardiology and interventional cardiology. He subsequently completed further advanced fellowship training in peripheral vascular disease and structural heart interventions, also from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He is board-certified in internal medicine, echocardiography, cardiovascular disease, vascular interpretation and endovascular medicine.

Prior to joining Centennial Heart at Parkridge, Dr. Wiisanen served as the director of structural heart disease at Erlanger Health System and was an assistant professor of medicine on the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga College of Medicine. 

Dr. Wiisanen will see patients in the Centennial Heart at Parkridge offices on the second floor of the Diagnostic Center, 2205 McCallie Ave. in Chattanooga.

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