Walter Clair, MD

Walter Clair, MD, MPH

Cardiology Nashville, TN

Associate Professor of Medicine, Interim Executive Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer, Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute, Vanderbilt University Medical Center


Office Address

  • 1215 21st Ave South
    MCE 5th Floor, South Tower
    Nashville, TN 37232
    Phone: (615) 322-2318

Walter Clair, MD, MPH

Cardiology Nashville, TN

Associate Professor of Medicine, Interim Executive Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer, Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Cardiology: Cardiac Electrophysiology

Education & Training

  • Duke University HospitalDuke University Hospital
  • Harvard School of Public Health
  • Brigham and Women's HospitalBrigham and Women's Hospital
  • Harvard Medical SchoolHarvard Medical School
  • Harvard College

Certifications & Licensure

  • TN State Medical LicenseTN State Medical License1993 - 2015
  • KY State Medical LicenseKY State Medical LicenseActive through 2013
  • American Board of Internal MedicineInternal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal MedicineCardiovascular Disease
  • American Board of Internal MedicineClinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

    Awards, Honors, & Recognition

    • Fellow (FHRS)Heart Rhythm Society
    • Fellow (FAHA)American Heart Association
    • Nashville 2014 Father of the YearAmerican Diabetes Association, 2014

    Clinical Trials

    Publications & Presentations

    PubMed

    Journal Articles

    • Apparent Failure to Sense During temporary Pacing with a Permanent Pulse Generator  Clair, WK , Montgomery, J and Ellis, CR, PACE, 1/26/2014
    • A Travel Alert  Clair, WK, William, H, Hygaard, BJ and Saavedra, PJ, The Journal of Innovations in Cardiac Rhythm Management, 1/1/2013
    • MRI Conditional Pacemakers: The Future Begins Here  Sabin, D and Clair, WK, The Journal of Innovations in Cardiac Rhythm Management, 1/1/2012

    Books/Book Chapters

    • Acute Care Surgery Chapter: Cardiovascular Failure and Circulatory Support, Monitoring and Essential Adjuncts 
      Morris JA, Tot M, Casimir FJ, Clair WK and Glazer M
      Editors: Britt, LD, Barie P, Jurkovich G, and Peitzman A.Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
      2012

    Abstracts/Posters

    • Strategies for the Safe Performance of MRI in ICD Patients Gimbel JR, Trohman RG, Lindsay WC, Clair WK, Wilkoff BL, PACE, 1/1/2002
    • Frequency of Asymptomatic Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia in Patients Followed by Trans-telephonic Electrocardiogram Monitor Page RL, Wilkinson WE, McCarthy EA, Clair WK, and Pritchett ELC, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 1/1/1992

    Lectures

    • "Lead Position, Pacing Algorithms, and MRI" ( Oral Abstracts Co-Chair) San Francisco, CA - 1/8/2014
    • Cardiac Electronic Implantable Devices and the "End of Life " Patient " Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville TN - 1/5/2014
    • Ten Things to Know about Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices in 2013 Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN - 1/25/2013

    Hospital Affiliations

    Insurance Accepted

    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
    • BCBS Illinois PPO
    • BCBS Tennessee Network 5
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access
    • CIGNA PPO
    • Cofinity PPO
    • Coventry Carelink Health Plans PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • Great West PPO
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
    • Multiplan PHCS PPO
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PriorityHealth HMO
    • Spectrum Health
    • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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