John Lynn Jefferies

University of Tennessee

(Past Steering Committee Member)

Dr. Jefferies is the Jay Michael Sullivan Distinguished Chair in Cardiology, Professor and Chief of the Division of Adult Cardiovascular Diseases, Director of the Methodist University of Tennessee Cardiovascular Institute, Professor of Pediatric Cardiology and Preventive Medicine at the University of Tennessee and Research Member of St Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. He completed his combined pediatric and adult cardiology training at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas at the Texas Children's Hospital and the Texas Heart Institute. He is the lead Editor on two textbooks on cardiology and has authored or co-authored over 240 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters on cardiomyopathy, cardiovascular genetics, and advanced heart failure. His research interests include cardiovascular genetics, novel heart failure therapies, and cardiovascular findings in heritable disorders. He is the current Governor of the American College of Cardiology Tennessee Chapter.