University Cardiology
Tjuan L. Overly, MD

Special Interests

  • Carotid and peripheral
    intervention
  • Complex coronary
    interventions
  • PFO and ASD closure
  • Valvular heart disease:
    aortic/mitral valvuloplasty
  • Hypertrophic
    cardiomyopathy:
    alcohol septal ablations
Tjuan L. Overly, MD, FACC

“For me, the greatest satisfaction originates in the interpersonal relationships and trust that develop in patients for whom I provide care.”

With an interest in the intellectual challenges of the field of medicine and an enjoyment for developing relationships with patients and their families, Dr. Tjuan Overly chose to pursue a career in cardiology. A native of Morehead, Kentucky, he received his BS in Chemistry, graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, he went on to earn his medical degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington. Following his internship and residency, Dr. Overly completed an additional year as Chief Resident in internal medicine at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. He further completed fellowship training in general and interventional cardiology at the renowned Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. 

As an interventional cardiologist, Dr. Overly enjoys the technical advances and the rapidly evolving nature of his specialty. Many of its life-saving and life-improving procedures allow for both short and long term benefits to patients. Dr. Overly's special interests within his field include carotid and peripheral intervention, complex coronary interventions, and structural heart disease, including PFO and ASD closure, aortic/mitral valvuloplasty, and treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with alcohol septal ablation. 

Dr. Overly and his wife, Sara, a nurse, live in Knoxville. In his leisure time, Dr. Overly enjoys reading, playing basketball and tennis, traveling with his wife and cheering for University of Kentucky Wildcats. In addition, he enjoys music and is a former member of the world renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers. 

Education
  • BS, Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee, 1995
  • MD, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, Kentucky, 1999
Internship
  • Internal Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1999-2000
Residency
  • Internal Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2000-2002
  • Chief Resident-Internal Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2002-2003
Fellowship
  • General Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, 2003-2006
  • Interventional Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, 2006-2008
Board Certification
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine, 2002
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease, 2006
  • American Board of Internal Medicine - Interventional Cardiology, 2007
  • Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology, Board Certification, 2007
Professional Distinctions
  • Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI), 2007
  • American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC), 2007
  • American College of Cardiology (ACC), 2003
  • Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC), 2003
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