Cardiac Care


Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, for both males and females. One in every three adult Americans is affected by some form of Cardiovascular Disease.  Cardiovascular disease includes high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, stroke and many other heart diseases.

Sumner Regional Medical Center is proud to offer a high level of heart care with new technology, new procedures, and services to keep you and your heart healthy right here in Sumner County.  Here at Sumner Regional Medical Center we have full-time cardiologists on our staff, two state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization labs, cardiographics services, and a cardiac rehabilitation program. 

Meet our Cardiologists


Muhammad Asad, MD                           Peter Borek, MD                                    Gregory Bashian, MD


Tracy Quayle Callister, MD                Reginald Peeler Dickerson, MD               Christopher Jones, MD


Paul Kudelko, MD                                 Jung Ho Lee, MD                                    Nicholas John Lippolis, MD


Donald Joseph Russo, MD                    Gary Yawn, MD

Accreditation Information

Sumner Regional Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. The Gold Seal of Approval® and the Heart-Check mark represent symbols of quality from their respective organizations.  Sumner Regional Medical Center underwent a rigorous onsite review in May 2018. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with stroke-related standards and requirements, including program management, the delivery of clinical care and performance improvement. 

Sumner Regional Medical Center has earned a place in the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's roster of hospitals recognized for achievement in the Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke healthcare quality program. The list of award-winning hospitals appears in a 2017 U.S. News & World Report "Best Hospitals" issue congratulatory ad.  Sumner Regional Medical Center is a Silver Plus level recipient, award winner in stroke care.

Sumner Regional Medical Center was also included on the Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll for ensuring that at least 50 percent of eligible stroke patients get treatment to restore blood flow to the brain within 60 minutes of arriving at the hospital — timing considered critical to limiting stroke damage.