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New Clinician Spotlight: Andrew DeFilippis

Jun. 1, 2021, 9:06 AM

Andrew DeFilippis, MD

Andrew DeFilippis, MD, has joined Vanderbilt University Medical Center from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He began seeing patients in September 2020.

“Dr. DeFilippis is a nationally recognized leader in critical care cardiology and in research that strives to improve our understanding of the underlying drivers and causes of acute myocardial infarction,” said Daniel Muñoz, MD, MPA, associate professor of Cardiovascular Medicine. “He has hit the ground running and has a forward-leaning vision for strengthening the clinical care and scientific discovery that take place in our CVICU.”

DeFilippis’ clinical interests include cohort development, clinical cardiology, cardiovascular epidemiology and acute myocardial infarction (MI). His research interests include better understanding, diagnosing and predicting the full spectrum of myocardial injury events, specifically subtypes of MI.

DeFilippis was responsible for bringing a state-of-the-art cardiovascular critical care unit (CICU) to Jewish Hospital at the University of Louisville. The CICU is the first working collaboration between a private practice group and the University. DeFilippis also served as the director of the University of Louisville cardiovascular disease prevention center, an outpatient clinic that evaluates and treats patients with primary and secondary cardiovascular disease prevention needs.

“VUMC is home to the most innovative Division of Cardiovascular Medicine in the world,” DeFilippis said. “I am looking forward to expanding our ability to deliver the most sophisticated cardiovascular therapeutics by leveraging the massive level of advanced resources and cardiovascular expertise at the Medical Center.”

DeFilippis received his Bachelor of Science in biology from James Madison University and his Doctor of Medicine from Georgetown University. He completed a Master of Science in clinical research and an internal medicine residency, both at Emory University School of Medicine. He completed his fellowship in cardiovascular medicine and a post-doctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

He is a member of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.

To make an appointment with Dr. DeFilippis, please call Vanderbilt Cardiology at 615-322-2318.

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