Marfan Syndrome and Aortic Disorders Center

Heart specialists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center provide expert care for a full range of aortic disorders. This includes Marfan syndrome, a genetic condition affecting connective tissue that often causes problems with the aorta, the main vessel carrying blood from the heart. We help you manage your heart condition so you can live a full, active life.

Conditions We Treat

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    Aortic branch vessel disease
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    Aortic dissection
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    Aortic intramural hematoma
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    Aortic valve disease
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    Aortitis
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    Atherosclerosis
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    Penetrating atherosclerotic ulcer

Meet Your Care Team

Aaron W. Aday

Aaron W. AdayMD, MSc

    Aortic Aneurysms, Aortic Center, Cardiac Surgery, Cardiovascular Medicine, Carotid Disease, General Cardiology, Peripheral Arterial Disease
Joshua A. Beckman
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4.7

Joshua A. BeckmanMD, MS

    Abdominal Aortic (AAA), Aortic Center, Cardiovascular Medicine, Carotid Disease, General Cardiology, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Varicose Veins
John A. Curci
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4.8

John A. CurciMD

    Abdominal Aortic (AAA), Aneurysm, Aortic Center, Carotid Disease, Peripheral Arterial Disease, Varicose Veins, Vascular Surgery
Louis Garrard
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4.8

Louis GarrardIII, MD

    Aneurysm, Carotid Disease, Diabetic Leg and Foot Ulcers, Varicose Veins, Vascular Surgery, Vascular Surgery and Peripheral Vascular Disease, Visceral and Renovascular Disorders
Thomas C. Naslund
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4.5

Thomas C. NaslundMD

    Aneurysm, Aortic Aneurysms, Aortic Center, Cardiac Surgery, IVC Filter Insertion and Retrieval, Radiology, Surgery for Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms
Patrick A. Stone

Patrick A. StoneMD

    Aortic Aneurysms, Cerebrovascular Disease, Diabetic Leg and Foot Ulcers, Dialysis Access, Peripheral Arterial Disease, Transplant Surgery, Vascular Surgery
Pete Fong
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4.8

Pete FongMD

    Aortic Center, Cardiovascular Medicine, Coronary Heart Disease, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy & Inherited Disease, Interventional Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology and Peripheral Vascular Disease, Peripheral Vascular Disease
Melissa Levack

Melissa LevackMD

    Aortic Center, Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Valve Disease, Coronary Heart Disease, Heart Valve Center, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, Surgery for Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms
Ashish S. Shah
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4.8

Ashish S. ShahMD

    Aortic Center, Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Tumors, Cardiac Valve Disease, Heart Assist Devices, Heart Transplant, Heart Valve Center
Rachel W. Kuchtey
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4.8

Rachel W. KuchteyMD, PhD

    Cataract- Pediatric/Adults, Glaucoma, Glaucoma Suspect-High Pressure, Ophthalmology, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
Gregory A. Mencio
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4.7

Gregory A. MencioMD

    Fractures, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Spinal Surgery, Spine
Jonathan G. Schoenecker
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4.9

Jonathan G. SchoeneckerMD, PhD

    Fractures, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Orthopaedics

Why Choose Marfan Syndrome and Aortic Disorders Center at Vanderbilt

  • Recognized care

    Vanderbilt is consistently ranked among the nation’s best by leading authorities on healthcare quality. People from throughout the Southeast and across the country rely on us for the best and most innovative care possible. 

  • Expert doctors

    Our cardiologists, heart surgeons and vascular surgeons have vast experience in caring for patients with Marfan syndrome and other aortic disorders. They are uniquely skilled to treat your condition, no matter how routine or complex.

  • Coordinated care

    If you have Marfan syndrome, we provide comprehensive care, including genetic evaluation and counseling. Our patient care coordinator guides you through your diagnosis and treatment. You also have direct access to top Vanderbilt doctors in orthopedics, ophthalmology and other specialties.

  • Personalized care

    We tailor your treatment plan to meet your unique needs and health goals. We help you navigate your treatment options to ensure that you receive the best possible care.

  • Innovation

    Our surgeons use the least-invasive procedures to get the best outcomes. We have a history of pioneering innovative techniques, such as minimally invasive aneurysm repair, and have trained surgeons across the country. We can offer advanced treatment even to some patients who have been told their condition is inoperable.

  • Clinical trials

    As part of an academic medical center, we offer access to some of the most promising new approaches being tested in clinical trials. Find a clinical trial

  • Online health portal

    We want to make your experience as seamless and stress-free as possible. You can use our secure online portal, My Health at Vanderbilt, to contact your care team 24/7, schedule appointments, manage medications and access your medical records.

Tests, Treatments and Services

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

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    Genetic counseling
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    Monitoring
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    Medication
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    Stent grafting
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    Surgery

Locations (3)

800 Weatherly Drive, Suite 201
Clarksville, TN 37040
1215 21st Avenue South, 5th Floor
Nashville, TN 37232
Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks
719 Thompson Lane, Suite 22100
Nashville, TN 37204