James R. Headrick, MD, FACS

James R. Headrick, MD, FACS

Headrick, James R.

Dr. Rob Headrick specializes in thoracic and lung care. He completed his undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering from Vanderbilt University. He went on to medical school at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. Dr. Headrick returned to his hometown of Chattanooga for his general surgery residency at the UT College of Medicine, Chattanooga Unit. He then completed a fellowship in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery from the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. He again returned to his Chattanooga roots to begin his cardiothoracic career in 2000. Dr. Headrick is board certified in both general and thoracic surgery. In 2014, he completed an MBA from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.


Cardiac, vascular and thoracic surgery

Main Location

2108 Third St., Chattanooga


(423) 495-5864

Medical School

University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis


University of Tennessee


Mayo Clinic


American Board of Thoracic Surgery
American Board of Surgery