Douglas M. Brinkley MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
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  • 67 ratings

Areas of Expertise

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    Cardiovascular Medicine
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    Congestive Heart Failure
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    Heart Transplantation
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    Mechanical Circulatory Support

Locations (2)

1215 21st Avenue South, 5th Floor
Nashville, TN 37232
11440 Parkside Drive, Suite 205
Knoxville, TN 37934


  • Doctor of Medicine - Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, 2007
  • Residency, Internal Medicine - Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University Medical Center, 2010
  • Fellowship, Cardiovascular Medicine - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 2015
  • Fellowship, Heart Failure & Transplantation - Brigham and Women's Hospital - Harvard Medical School, 2016

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine, 2010
  • Cardiovascular Disease - American Board of Internal Medicine, 2015
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology - American Board of Internal Medicine, 2016

Patient Comments

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I wish all of my doctors were this good.
August 4, 2020
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He took time to explain my virus risks.
June 18, 2020
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Very good dr.
June 9, 2020
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Dr Brinkley is amazing he is constantly educating me on my disease , procedures and results are explained to me and then he let's me make my decision, truly a great man , I feel very blessed to have him as my doctor
March 24, 2020
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Always listens to my concerns & tries different meds, etc., to correct my problem.
March 3, 2020
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A caring provider, and great person.
November 5, 2019
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*Dr. Brinkley and all other staff provider excellent care and are very professional. I am pleased with the level of service provided.
September 3, 2019
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My dr. is the best!
August 1, 2019
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