Saint Thomas Heart in Smyrna is now open and is seeing patients at 741 Presidents Place, Suite 110 in Smyrna. This newest location for the Saint Thomas Heart cardiac care program adds a location at the northern end of the county, in addition to the location in Murfreesboro, for Rutherford County-area residents to access advanced cardiac care, including diagnostics, treatment, emergency care, specialty surgery and rehabilitation, without leaving the county.
Saint Thomas Heart is the cardiac division of Saint Thomas Health and includes the cardiology programs at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital, Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, and Saint Thomas West Hospital. Saint Thomas Heart offers complete cardiac services, from the treatment of chest pain, to minimally invasive surgical procedures that provide quicker recoveries and fewer complications. With more than 60 cardiac specialists, 35 regional sites throughout Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky, and Tennessee’s largest network of accredited Chest Pain Centers, Saint Thomas Heart offers greater access and the experience that comes with seeing more heart patients than anyone in Tennessee.
Saint Thomas Heart is part of Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and non-profit health system. This newest location in Smyrna is part of the advanced cardiac care program Ascension is developing for patients across the country.
Dr. M. Fayaz Malik, cardiologist, and Dr. Peter Robertson, cardiac electrophysiologist, are the primary cardiac physicians at the Smyrna location, joining the rest of the Rutherford County cardiac team, including Dr. Edward Rhim, invasive cardiologist, Dr. Guy Mioton, interventional cardiologist, Dr. Chester Falterman, interventional cardiologist, and Dr. Aristides Zacharoudis, interventional cardiologist.
Dr. Malik is board-certified in internal medicine, internal medicine-cardiovascular diseases, and cardiovascular computed tomography. He is a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation and is a Fellow in Cardiovascular Medicine of the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He graduated from medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine at Indianapolis. In his undergraduate studies, Dr. Malik received multiple academic scholarships and graduated summa cum laude with highest honors from Butler University.
Dr. Robertson did his fellowship in cardiovascular disease as well as clinical cardiac electrophysiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He graduated from medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and completed his residency and internship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.