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Douglas M. Brinkley MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, and Director, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Program
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  • 124 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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    Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy & Inherited Disease
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    Mechanical Circulatory Support

Locations (4)

1215 21st Avenue South, 5th Floor
Nashville, TN 37232
11440 Parkside Drive, Suite 205
Knoxville, TN 37934
1215 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37232
11440 Parkside Drive, Suite 205
Knoxville, TN 37924


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  • 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

  • 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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*Dr. Brinkley spent a lot of time collecting info and did not rush through the appt. at all!
May 19, 2022
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I was still confused of what l should do??? Take meds seem the best l guess
March 29, 2022
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Much CARE was given by all.
February 11, 2022
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*Dr. Brinkman spent way more time with me than I expected, he was very thorough and informative.
February 9, 2022
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January 29, 2022
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A- OK!
January 26, 2022
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*Dr. Brinkley is an excellent physician. he is so knowledgeable and thorough. He is also very pleasant, kind, and caring.
December 21, 2021
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Very good.
December 13, 2021
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*Dr. Brinkley was very informative and answered all mine & my husband's questions.
September 29, 2021
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