Eric H. Conn, M.D., FACC
Dr. Eric Conn's interest in medicine began early in life. While growing up, his interest in medicine was cultivated by spending summers at the University of Pennsylvania working as a technician in cardiovascular research laboratories. At home, his father, an academic cardiologist, served to further enhance his interest in the field of medicine. Dr. Conn’s continued involvement and dedication to cardiac research during his formal medical training led to his receipt of the first Merck Fellowship of the American College of Cardiology. He continues his focus in the newest advancements in cardiovascular care at The Chattanooga Heart Institute, with emphasis on interventional cardiology and a wide variety of patient research studies. Dr. Conn has participated as the principle investigator or sub-investigator for more than 30 clinical studies.
Before moving to Chattanooga in 1982, Dr. Conn was on the medical faculty at Duke University Medical Center and director of the Medical Center's Coronary Care Unit. Dr. Conn performed one of the first angioplasties at Duke in 1982 and has since performed approximately 10,000 cardiac procedures.
He served as president of the Chattanooga chapter of the American Heart Association, and as chief of staff at Memorial Hospital. He currently serves on Memorial’s board of directors and Chairman of the Quality/Professional Affairs Committee of this board. He is also chairman of the board of The Chattanooga Heart Institute and on the research committee of The Chattanooga Heart Institute. He is a member of the Chattanooga and Hamilton County Medical Society, the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology.
Dr. Conn received his medical degree from Duke Medical School in North Carolina, graduating as a member of Alpha Omega Alpha (a national medical honor society). He served his residency at Yale New Haven Hospital in Connecticut and his cardiology fellowship at Duke University Medical Center. He is board-certified in internal medicine and cardiology with a subspecialty and board certification in interventional cardiology.
Dr. Conn and his wife have five children and live in Riverview. He enjoys golfing and hiking.
Memorial Hospital (Main) Campus - Chattanooga
Duke University Medical School
Yale New Haven Hospital
Duke University Medical Center
American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
American Board of Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology
American Board of Internal Medicine