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Pulmonary Vascular Clinic

The Pulmonary Vascular Clinic at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is one of only two accredited pulmonary hypertension care centers in Tennessee. We offer a full range of treatment options, from medications to advanced surgeries and clinical trials.



Conditions We Treat

  • Pulmonary vascular disease

Meet Your Care Team

Tracy M. Frech

Tracy M. FrechMD, MS

    Raynaud’s, Rheumatology, Systemic Autoimmune Diseases
Anna R. Hemnes

Anna R. HemnesMD

    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Meredith E. Pugh

Meredith E. PughMD, MSCI

    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Ivan M. Robbins

Ivan M. RobbinsMD

    Allergy / Pulmonary and Critical Care, Critical Care Medicine, Lung Transplant, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Susan G. Clendenen

Susan G. ClendenenDNP, FNP-BC

    Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Why Choose the Pulmonary Vascular Clinic at Vanderbilt

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    Recognized care

    Vanderbilt is among the top 20 programs in the country and the top-ranked pulmonology program in Tennessee, according to U.S. News & World Report. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is ranked the No. 1 adult hospital in Tennessee.

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    Accredited expertise

    We are the only clinic in Tennessee to be accredited as a Center of Comprehensive Care by the Pulmonary Hypertension Association. This accreditation recognizes that we are at the forefront of treating pulmonary vascular disease. We offer the most up-to-date care and are committed to research and clinical trials.

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    Dedicated specialists

    Our doctors focus on treating pulmonary vascular disease, so we can offer you the most effective care. This dedication means you benefit from our vast experience and expertise.

  • laboratory, test tubes, Advanced treatment
    Comprehensive treatment

    We offer the full range of treatments, from oral, inhaled and infused medications to catheter-based therapies and surgical treatment for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. Our surgeons are highly skilled in performing pulmonary thromboendarterectomy, an advanced procedure that removes blood clots from the lung. We also offer extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and lung transplantation for selected severely ill patients with pulmonary vascular disease.

  • conference, Team approach, people, staff, partners
    A team approach

    Our pulmonary vascular team works closely with Vanderbilt experts in other specialties, such as cardiology, rheumatology and gastroenterology, to ensure that you receive comprehensive care. Together, we develop a personalized care plan to meet your unique needs.

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    Coordinated care

    Our nurse coordinators oversee all aspects of your care. They can explain your test results, help guide your treatment plan, connect you with resources for financial support, assist with any necessary disability paperwork, and more.

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    Specialty pharmacy

    Our specialty pharmacists ensure that you have the right medications and know how to take them. They also can advise you on lab monitoring and financial assistance as needed.

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    Clinical trials

    As the only academic medical center in the region, we offer you the opportunity to participate in research that is investigating new treatments. That means you have access to the latest therapeutic options for pulmonary hypertension.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:

  • Balloon pulmonary angioplasty
  • Exercise testing
  • Inhaled medications
  • Intravenous (IV) and subcutaneous medications
  • Oral medications
  • Pulmonary angiogram
  • Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy


1301 Medical Center Drive, B817
Nashville, TN 37232