Dr. Joe B Putnam MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon
Dr. Joe Putnam is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Nashville, Tennessee. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Tennessee Valley Healthcare System and Vanderbilt Hospital and Clinics. He received his medical degree from University of North Carolina School of Medicine and has been in practice for 27 years. Dr. Putnam accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 8 doctors at Tennessee Valley Healthcare System and one of 13 at Vanderbilt Hospital and Clinics who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.
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Specialty & Clinical Interests
Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: Adult General Thoracic, Minimally Invasive Thoracic, Thoracic Surgical Oncology
Education & Medical Training
Johns Hopkins University
Residency, General Surgery, 1979 - 1981
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center
Residency, General Surgery, 1981 - 1984
University of Rochester
Residency, General Surgery, 1984 - 1986
University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1986 - 1988
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Class of 1979
Certifications & Licensure
American Board of Surgery
Certified 27 years in Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified 7 years in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery
NC State Medical License
TN State Medical License
Active through 2013
Awards, Honors & Recognition
Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification,
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Publications & Presentations
Obesity Increases Operating Room Time for Lobectomy in The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database.
St Julien, J. B., Aldrich, M. C., Sheng, S., Deppen, S. A., Burfeind, W. R., Putnam, J. B., Lambright, E. S., Nesbitt, J. C., Grogan, E. L.
Poor survival for veterans with pathologic stage I non-small-cell lung cancer.
St Julien, J. B., Pinkerman, R., Aldrich, M. C., Chen, H., Deppen, S. A., Callaway-Lane, C., Massion, P., Putnam, J. B., Lambright, E. S., Nesbitt, J. C., Grogan, E. L.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS Tennessee Network 5
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access
- CIGNA PPO
- Coventry Carelink Health Plans PPO
- Great West PPO
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
- Multiplan PHCS PPO
- United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
- United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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Department Of Thoracic Surgery 609 Oxford House
1313 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37232
Phone: (615) 343-9202
Fax: (615) 322-3079