John Hance, MD, Thoracic Surgery, Oak Ridge, TN, Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge


Thoracic Surgery Oak Ridge, TN

Aortic Surgery, Adult General Thoracic Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery

East Tennessee Cardiovascular Surgery Group, Cardiothoracic Surgeon

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  • Office

    Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge
    988 Oak Ridge Turnpike, Suite 380
    Oak Ridge, TN 37830
    Phone(865) 481-0183
    Fax(865) 374-2147
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  • Dr. John Hance is a thoracic surgeon in Oak Ridge, TN and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge, Parkwest Medical Center, and Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of Florida College of Medicine and has been in practice 8 years. He specializes in aortic surgery, adult general thoracic surgery, and cardiovascular surgery.

Education & Training

  • University Cincinnati College of Medicine
    University Cincinnati College of MedicineFellowship, Cardiothoracic Surgery, 2016 - 2019
  • University of Kentucky College of Medicine
    University of Kentucky College of MedicineResidency, General Surgery, 2011 - 2016
  • University of Florida College of Medicine
    University of Florida College of MedicineClass of 2011, MD

Certifications & Licensure

  • TN State Medical License
    TN State Medical License 2019 - 2022
  • OH State Medical License
    OH State Medical License 2016 - 2021
  • KY State Medical License
    KY State Medical License 2012 - 2016
  • American Board of Surgery Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Recognition of Excellence in Medical Student Education University of Kentucky, 2015-2016
  • Bobby C. Powell Intern of the Year 2012

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • 17-Hydroxestra-4,9,11-trien-3-one (trenbelone) exhibits tissue selective anabolic activity: effects on muscle, bone, adiposity, hemoglobin, and prostate  
    Yarrow, JF, Conover, CF, McCoy, SC, Lipinska, JA, Santillana, CA, Hance, JM, Cannady, DF, VanPelt, TD, Sanchez, J, Conrad, BP, Pingel, JE, Wronski, TJ, Borst, SE, Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab, 1/1/2011
  • Cytotoxicity from sulfide exposure in a sulfide-tolerant marine invertebrate  
    Hance, JM, Andrzejewski JE, Predmore BL, Dunlap KJ, Misiak KL and Julian D, Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 1/1/2008


  • Supraphysiological testosterone-enanthate augments the biomechanical characteristics of bone by altering cortical bone dimensions.
    Yarrow, JF, Conover, CF, Hance, JM, Franz, SE, Conrad, B, Zheng, N, Wronski, TJ, Borst, SE, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 1/1/2009
  • Hydrogen sulfide induces cell death both in vitro and in vivo in coelomocytes from a mudflat polychaete worm.
    Hance JM and Julian D, FASEB Journal, 1/1/2005
  • Survival of coelomocytes from the intertidal polychaete Glycera dibranchiata during eposure to H2S and the effect of MPTP inbhitors to reduce cytotoxicity.
    Hance JM, Wohlgmuth SE, Julian D, Integrative and Comparative Biology, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 1/1/2004


  • Conduit Selection in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting 
    University of Cincinnati Medical Center - 6/19/2019
  • Management and Prevention of New Onset Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation (POAF) after Cardiothoracic Surgery​ 
    University of Cincinnati Medical Center - 4/25/2018
  • Controversies in the Management of Acute Type A Aortic Dissection 
    University of Cincinnati Medical Center - 5/24/2017
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