Thomas C. Naslund, MD

Meet Dr. Naslund, Aortic Surgeon Nashville

  • Chief, Division of Vascular Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Medical Director, Vanderbilt Vascular Laboratory
  • Professor of Surgery
  • Tennessee Aortic Center
  • 25-year career focusing on diseases of the aorta
  • Over 700 endovascular aneurysm repairs
  • Pioneers techinques for minimally invasive aortic surgery


Thomas C. Naslund's career spans over 25 years with interests devoted to diseases of the aorta, dominantly aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection. He has conducted in excel of 700 endovascular aneurysm repairs. Dr. Naslund initiated endovascular aneurysm repair in the southeast region of the United States over 20 years ago. He has been active as an investigator in emerging technology to treat aortic disease and continues to pioneer techniques to apply minimally invasive aortic surgery to more and more patient’s afflicted with aortic disease.

Education and Training

Dr. Naslund received his M.D. degree from Vanderbilt University School of medicine in 1984. He then completed the residency in Surgery at Vanderbilt as well as a year of clinical pharmacology research. He was awarded the Harwell Wilson award for excellence at the completion of his surgical training. Dr. Naslund then completed a two-year fellowship in vascular surgery at the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans, Louisiana. He joined the full-time faculty at Vanderbilt in 1992. Since that time, he as risen the academic ranks to professor of surgery and Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery, a post Dr. Naslund has held for 22 years.

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Some of Dr. Naslund’s research publications can be viewed on PubMed.