Dr. Meese obtained his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati, in Cincinnati, Ohio and completed his internship and residency at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas. Meese then completed a cardiology fellowship at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC where he is also an assistant consulting professor of medicine. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Cardiovascular Disease and subspecialty of Interventional Cardiology.
When asked about his reason for moving to practice Interventional Cardiology in Franklin County, Dr. Meese explained: "First, I am in strong agreement with Southern Tennessee's desire to provide quality clinical care close to home. Secondly, Cardiovascular Disease continues in our nation to take more lives than any other disorder. Through my experience, and supported by clinical evidence, I know that by providing patients with more rapid and effective therapy to open narrowed or blocked arteries in the face of Acute Heart Attacks and Unstable Angina; we can save lives and improve the Quality of Life for the patients within the region that STRHS serves."
Heather was Director of Cardiac Catherizataion at Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Winchester before deciding to advance her education. She attended Middle Tennessee State University where she received her Masters of Science Degreee in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner.
Dr. John P. Kristofich has more than 20 years of cardiology experience. He graduated magna cum laude from Manhatten College in Riverdale, New York and received his medical degree from the Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine and Dentistry in Piscataway, New Jersey. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Lehigh Valley Hospital Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania and a fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania. Dr. Kristofich is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and is also Board Certified in CV Medicine. He is a member of the American College of Cardiology, the American Society of Echocardiography, and the American Medical Association.
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