University Cardiology
Stuart James Bresee, MD
Stuart James Bresee, MD, FACC

City View Top Docs“I enjoy cardiology because it allows me to establish long-term relationships with patients and make a difference in their lives.”

Born in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Dr. Bresee attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and a magna cum laude graduate with a degree in psychology. He went on to receive his MD from Emory University in Atlanta.

Dr. Bresee completed both an internship and a residency at Boston City Hospital, followed by a fellowship in cardiology at Boston University School of Medicine and an interventional fellowship at University Hospital, also in Boston, Massachusetts.

Active in academia, Dr. Bresee has served as a Clinical Instructor in Medicine at James H. Quillen College of Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine. He has also acted as Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine.

On staff with University Cardiology since 1991, Dr. Bresee serves as Chief of Cardiology for the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, a position he was appointed to at the age of 39.

Dr. Bresee is married to Cindy Smith Bresee. Together they have three children. Dr. Bresee remains active in the medical community having served as past President of the American Heart Association, East Tennessee Chapter, and serving as a volunteer with the Interfaith Health Clinic.

Education
  • BS, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1978
  • MD, Emory University School of Medicine, 1982
Internship
  • Boston City Hospital
Residency
  • Boston City Hospital
Fellowship
  • Cardiology, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Interventional Fellowship, University Hospital, Boston
Board Certification
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, 1985
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, 1989
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Added Qualifications in Interventional Cardiology, 2009
Professional Distinctions
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1977
  • Regional Health Administrators Award, United States Public Health Service, 1987
  • London Award, Department of Medicine, University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, 1994
  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology
  • Fellow, Society for Cardiac Angiography and Interventions
  • Past President, East Tennessee Chapter, American Heart Association, 1997
  • Knoxville Academy of Medicine
  • Tennessee Medical Association
  • American Medical Association
  • Chief, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, 1995-present
  • Association of Professors of Cardiology
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