Megan Coylewright


Megan Coylewright, MD, MPH

The Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute

Director, Structural Heart Program Vice Chief, Cardiology

In her new position as Director of the Structural Heart Program and Vice Chief of Cardiology at The Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute, Dr. Megan Coylewright is leading a highly skilled heart team to treat valvular and structural heart disease. Dr. Coylewright served for six years on faculty at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center where she was promoted to Associate Professor within her role as a funded research scientist, mentor, and leader in interventional cardiology. Dr. Coylewright founded the transcatheter mitral and tricuspid valve repair and left atrial appendage closure programs, and was an active member of the TAVR program. She was also awarded the Department of Medicine teaching award for her work with residents and fellows. Dr. Coylewright’s research focused on diversity, equity and inclusion compliments her role as Vice Chief of Cardiology for Faculty Development within southern Tennessee's only academic cardiovascular program. With support from the Erlanger Institute for Clinical Research and the University of Tennessee, Dr. Coylewright serves as the PI for multiple trials, and is on the global steering committee for CHAMPION AF, a large study comparing DOACs to watchman for stroke prevention. As a frequent lecturer on structural heart topics, health policy, and shared decision making, Dr. Coylewright serves on the planning committees and faculty for the Scientific Sessions of ACC and SCAI, and leads initiatives to increase the visibility of women and underrepresented in medicine (URiM) physicians. She contributes to multiple national guideline writing committees on both technical topics and professionalism and ethics. Dr. Coylewright completed medical school, residency, and Master of Public Health training at Johns Hopkins. Five years of cardiovascular training were spent at the Mayo Clinic in her home state of Minnesota, finishing with an Advanced Interventional Cardiology fellowship in Structural Heart Disease.

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States