Dr. Matthew deShazo Joins Saint Thomas Heart Failure Clinics in Nashville, Murfreesboro

Matthew deShazo, M.D., MPH, has joined the Saint Thomas West Heart Failure Clinic and the Saint Thomas Rutherford Heart Failure Clinic as a specialist in advanced heart failure, pulmonary hypertension and transplant cardiology. Dr. deShazo joins the two Saint Thomas Health Heart Failure Clinics from the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where he was Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology and Medical Director of the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit.  Dr. deShazo is accredited in advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology, cardiovascular disease and general internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine.  Saint Thomas Health is part of Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and non-profit health system.

Dr. deShazo is a clinical researcher with multiple ongoing cardiac-related research studies; in addition, he publishes and speaks frequently on a variety of cardiac-related topics, including pulmonary hypertension and acute heart failure.

Dr. deShazo received his Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology from Birmingham-Southern College and his medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine.  He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.  He completed his fellowship in advanced heart failure, cardiac transplantation and pulmonary hypertension at the University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center.  Dr. deShazo received his Master of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland.




In Tennessee, Ascension’s Saint Thomas Health operates nine hospitals in addition to a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities that cover a 68-county area and employ more than 8,000 associates.  Across the state, Saint Thomas Health provided more than $78 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2016.  Serving Tennessee for 15 years, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable.  Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia.