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Advanced cardiac care to get you back to those you love


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James Zellner

M.D., FACS, Cardiothoracic Surgeon


Dr. James Zellner is a board certified cardiothoracic surgeon. He earned his medical degree at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and an internship and residency at Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Zellner is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

TAVR team


To learn more about CHI Memorial’s Heart Valve Program, talk with your physician or call the valve clinic coordinator at (423) 495-4327.



CHI Memorial is honored to be one of 48 hospitals in the nation that received a ‘high performing’ rating in all nine surgical procedures and chronic conditions evaluated by U.S. News, including heart failure, heart bypass, aortic valve and AAA Repair.



The area’s most experienced cardiologists and cardiothoracic surgeons are ready to take care of you.



Inspiring new hope in people who are not eligible for traditional surgery.