University Cardiology
John H. Acker, MD

Special Interests

  • General Cardiology
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography
  • Cardiac Catheterization
Russell Huntsinger, Jr., MD, FACC

City View Top Docs“I enjoy the diversity of people and problems in cardiology, the direct one-on-one patient interaction, and the opportunities to make a connection with patients and families and positively affect their lives.”

A native East Tennesseean, Dr. Huntsinger grew up in Morristown. His grandfather was a doctor, and he has always loved the science of medicine and variety of cardiology. For undergrad, he attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where he was active with Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and a number of campus activities. After graduating magna cum laude with a BA in Political Science, Dr. Huntsinger went on to earn his medical degree from Tulane School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana. There, too, he was active—being elected treasurer of his junior class, serving on several committees, and playing intramural football and basketball.

After doing both his internship and his residency in internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern/Parkland Hospital, Dr. Huntsinger did a fellowship in cardiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

In his spare time, Dr. Huntsinger enjoys spending time with his wife, Elizabeth and sons, Harrison, Hudson and Haddon, as well as playing basketball, swimming, reading, and traveling. He is also involved at Cedar Springs Presbytarian Church and does medical missions.

  • BA, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1992
  • MD, Tulane School of Medicine, 1997
  • Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern/Parkland Hospital, 1997-1998
  • Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern/Parkland Hospital, 1998-2000
  • Cardiology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2000-2003
Board Certification
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, 2003
Professional Distinctions
  • Phi Gamma Delta Graduate Scholarship, 1993
  • American College of Cardiology
  • American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
  • Society of Nuclear Medicine
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