Dr. Karla Christian MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Karla Christian is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Nashville, Tennessee and is affiliated with Vanderbilt Hospital and Clinics. She received her medical degree from University of Washington School of Medicine and has been in practice for 29 years. Dr. Christian accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. She is one of 13 doctors at Vanderbilt Hospital and Clinics who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery

Hospital Affiliation

Vanderbilt Hospital and Clinics
Ranked #34 in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Education & Medical Training

Vanderbilt University
Residency, General Surgery, 1988 - 1991

University of Washington
Residency, General Surgery, 1985 - 1987

University of Washington
Residency, Plastic Surgery, 1987 - 1988

Vanderbilt University
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1991 - 1994

University of Washington School of Medicine
Class of 1985

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified in N/A

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified 2 years in Congenital Cardiac Surgery

NJ State Medical License
Active through 2015

PA State Medical License
Active through 2014

NY State Medical License
Active through 2016

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Texas BlueChoice
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Empire BCBS HMO
  • Empire BCBS PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • GHI PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HIP of New York - Select PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • MagnaCare PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • MVP Healthcare PPO
  • Oxford Health Freedom
  • Oxford Health Liberty
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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