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Clayton Kaiser

Clayton A. Kaiser, M.D.

Saint Thomas West
4230 Hardin Pike
Suite 330
Nashville, TN  37205
United States
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Surgeon - Cardiothoracic


Dr. Kaiser received his undergraduate degree from Duke University in Durham, NC with a BSE degree in Biomedical Engineering, and his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, TN where he received the prestigious Dean’s Award.

He trained at the first Integrated 6-Year Residency in Cardiac Surgery in the U.S. at Stanford Hospital and Clinics.   Kaiser’s research interest’s include clinical outcomes studies, connective tissues disorders and congestive heart failure.

His clinical areas of interest are in adult cardiac surgery, aortic aneurysms, connective tissue diseases, aortic/mitral valve disease and minimally invasive cardiac surgery. Kaiser’s practice will include the entire spectrum of current cardiac treatments and surgery.


Dr. Kaiser's research interests are in clinic outcomes, heart failure, and in vascular aortopathies.

Additional Educational Information

Duke University - Biomedical Engineeting (BSE, 2002) Vanderbilt Medical School (MD, 2008) Stanford Hospital and Clinics - Integrated 6-year Cardiothoracic Residency (2014)

Practice Areas

  • Cardiac
  • Minimally Invasive
  • Transcatheter
  • Cardiac
  • Coronary disease
  • Aortic valve disease
  • Mitral valve disease
  • Great vessels
  • Aorta
  • Endovascular
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