Andre L. Churchwell, M.D.

Faculty Appointments
Senior Associate Dean for Diversity Affairs Professor of Medicine Professor of Biomedical EngineeringLevi Watkins Jr., M.D. ChairProfessor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences
M.D., Harvard University, Cambridge, MassachusettsB.S., Biomedical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee
Office Address
319 Light Hall (0190)
Nashville, TN 37232
Clinical Description
Dr. André L. Churchwell received his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering from Vanderbilt University and his M.D. from Havard Medical School. Dr. Churchwell is a Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), Radiology, and Biomedical Engineering. He is Senior Associate Dean for Diversity Affairs at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and in 2016 was named Chief Diversity Officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Churchwell’s experience includes over 30 years as a medical school diversity dean with a research focus on healthcare disparities.
Walker M, Churchwell AL. Clinical Immersion and Biomedical Engineering Design Education: "Engineering Grand Rounds". Cardiovasc Eng Technol [print-electronic]. 2016 Mar; 7(1): 1-6. PMID: 26857015, PII: 10.1007/s13239-016-0257-y, DOI: 10.1007/s13239-016-0257-y, ISSN: 1869-4098.

Churchwell AL. Hearing voices. Tex Heart Inst J. 2013; 40(2): 123-4. PMID: 23678209, PMCID: PMC3649791, ISSN: 1526-6702.

Churchwell AL. Daily devotion [letter]. Pharos Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Med Soc. 2013; 76(3): 43. PMID: 23957076, ISSN: 0031-7179.

Taylor-Clarke K, Henry-Okafor Q, Murphy C, Keyes M, Rothman R, Churchwell A, Mensah GA, Sawyer D, Sampson UK. Assessment of commonly available education materials in heart failure clinics. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2012 Nov; 27(6): 485-94. PMID: 21743339, PMCID: PMC4007697, DOI: 10.1097/JCN.0b013e318220720c, ISSN: 1550-5049.

Churchwell AL, Schaffner W. Facing down the triple threat of influenza and pneumococcal disease in African Americans: focusing on prevention [editorial]. J Natl Med Assoc. 2011 Mar; 103(3): 278-80. PMID: 21671532, ISSN: 1943-4693.

Orr LA, Pettigrew RI, Churchwell AL, Jennings HS, Petracek MR, Vansant JP. Gadolinium utilization in the MR evaluation of cardiac paraganglioma. Clin Imaging. 1997 Nov; 21(6): 404-6. PMID: 9391731, PII: S0899707197817330, ISSN: 0899-7071.

Churchwell AL. Indications for surgical treatment of aortic valve stenosis. Heart Dis Stroke. 1994 Nov; 3(6): 351-4. PMID: 7850156, ISSN: 1058-2819.

Benkeser PJ, Churchwell AL, Lee C, Abouelnasr DM. Resolution limitations in intravascular ultrasound imaging. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 1993 Mar; 6(2): 158-65. PMID: 8481244, ISSN: 0894-7317.

Churchwell AL. Evaluation of pulmonary venous flow by transesophageal echocardiography [editorial]. J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 1991 Jul; 18(1): 72-4. PMID: 2050944, ISSN: 0735-1097.

Little T, Crenshaw M, Liberman HA, Battey LL, Warner R, Churchwell AL, Eisner RL, Morris DC, Patterson RE. Effects of time required for reperfusion (thrombolysis or angioplasty, or both) and location of acute myocardial infarction on left ventricular functional reserve capacity several months later. Am. J. Cardiol. 1991 Apr 4/15/1991; 67(9): 797-805. PMID: 1901437, ISSN: 0002-9149.

Eisner RL, Tamas MJ, Cloninger K, Shonkoff D, Oates JA, Gober AM, Dunn DW, Malko JA, Churchwell AL, Patterson RE. Normal SPECT thallium-201 bull's-eye display: gender differences. J. Nucl. Med. 1988 Dec; 29(12): 1901-9. PMID: 3264019, ISSN: 0161-5505.

Felner JM, Churchwell AL, Murphy DA. Right atrial thromboemboli: clinical, echocardiographic and pathophysiologic manifestations. J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 1984 Nov; 4(5): 1041-51. PMID: 6491071, ISSN: 0735-1097.