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Allen J Naftilan, MD, PhD


Associate Professor of Medicine; Clinical Director, Heart Failure Program

4.8 4.8 292 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Cardiovascular Medicine
Congestive Heart Failure
Congestive Heart Failure and Transplant

Board Certificates

Cardiovascular Disease - American Board of Internal Medicine, 1987
Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine, 1985


MD - University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1982
PhD - University of Chicago, 1979
Fellowship - Brigham and Women's Hospital - Harvard Medical School, 1988
Internship - Brigham and Women's Hospital - Harvard Medical School, 1983
Residency - Brigham and Women's Hospital - Harvard Medical School, 1985
Research Fellowship - Brigham and Women's Hospital - Harvard Medical School, 1988


Vanderbilt Heart
Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute
1215 21st Avenue South
5th Floor
Nashville, TN 37232

Vanderbilt Heart Winchester
Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute
1397 South College Street
Bldg 2 Suite 1
Winchester, TN 37398

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Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
Patient | November 3, 2017

good experience.
Patient | October 29, 2017

Best heart doc I know!
Patient | October 26, 2017

I feel is not that concerned about any symptoms that I express. I have a medical background & I am not ignorant when it comes to symptoms, tests, concerns. My age maybe the reason there is not much concern.
Patient | October 25, 2017

Dr. Naflitan was trying to answer questions that really should have been asked of my arrhythmia specialist. This made the visit more difficult but he did his best.
Patient | October 23, 2017

I love Dr. Naftilan. I have been seeing him for years.
Patient | October 21, 2017

A great dr. that helps a lot.
Patient | September 28, 2017

During the previous appt doc was not aware of my having 2 dif heart valves & would not listen until we followed him out of rm and cont'd to tell him abt it & then he listened.
Patient | September 25, 2017

Patient | July 17, 2017

Dr. Naftilan is a wonderful dr. & a wonderful person.
Patient | July 13, 2017

One of the best dr. I knew of - great -
Patient | July 12, 2017

Dr. Naftilin is a wonderful dr. He is kind, knowledgeable person. I like him!!!
Patient | July 10, 2017

Dr. Naftilin stated that I was doing so well that unless I had issues I would not need to see him again. Though I was doing well and could continue care with my primary care provider!
Patient | June 29, 2017

Out of all of the providers I have ever had, he is my all time favorite!
Patient | June 27, 2017

Have recommended my provider to others.
Patient | May 24, 2017

Seemed rushed, had student dr. perhaps allow more time when student will be present.
Patient | May 4, 2017

Dr. Allen J Naftilan is an excellent doctor. I have a great deal of respect for him!
Patient | May 2, 2017

Patient | April 20, 2017

Dr. Naftilan is a wonderful example of what a doctor should be, - friendly, kind and very skilled.
Patient | April 13, 2017

I love Dr. Naftilan!!!!!
Patient | March 20, 2017

I would recommended Dr. Naftilan to anyone needing an excellent heart doctor.
Patient | February 28, 2017

Excellent dr.
Patient | February 28, 2017

Very good.
Patient | February 27, 2017

Best dr. I ever had.
Patient | February 22, 2017

Provider excellent - very best.
Patient | February 14, 2017

I have recommended him to other people....
Patient | January 29, 2017

Dr. Naftilan is the VERY, VERY BEST. Can't say enough good about him. Other doctors gave Earl 3 to 5 years to live. Earl has been with Dr.Naftilan 20+ years!!!!
Patient | January 29, 2017

Costantly recommending Doctor and Vanderbilt to others
Patient | January 23, 2017

confident enough to spend an extra $200 monthly to have insurance acceptable to Vandy.
Patient | January 16, 2017

Dr. Naftilan is the best!!!
Patient | January 6, 2017

Patient | December 28, 2016

Everything been good.
Patient | December 21, 2016

Dr. Naftilan and his staff are very caring, very professional and very easy to talk to!
Patient | December 20, 2016

Patient | December 14, 2016

Patient | December 6, 2016

I drove from Knoxville TN to see my physicians because Vanderbilt & my physician always deliver level 5 service.
Patient | November 13, 2016

Dr. Naftilan is an outstanding doctor, a true humanist.
Patient | November 2, 2016

Excellent physician!
Patient | November 1, 2016

Doctor was very patient and took time explaining all procedures and addressing all of my concerns.
Patient | October 24, 2016