Timothy W. Attebery

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Timothy W. Attebery


Chief Executive Officer

Timothy W. Attebery, DSc, MBA, FACHE, is the chief executive officer (CEO) of the American College of Cardiology (ACC). He also serves as CEO of MedAxiom, an ACC company.

Prior to taking the helm as CEO of the ACC, Attebery served as president and CEO of Holston Valley Medical Center – part of Ballad Health – since 2013. At Ballad Health, Attebery led the large, tertiary referral center and teaching hospital under a model focused on patient safety, quality, service, collaboration with the medical staff, employee engagement, efficiency and equity. 

Attebery previously held the position of system vice president of cardiovascular services from 2010 to 2013. He also served as CEO of Cardiovascular Associates, P.C., also in Kingsport; CEO of South Carolina Heart Center, P.A., in Columbia; and CEO of the Heart Group, P.C., in Evansville, IN. In addition, he has served in leadership positions on the boards of the Cardiology Advocacy Alliance and the Cardiology Leadership Alliance.

Attebery holds a Bachelor’s Degree in business administration from Western Governors University in Salt Lake City, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville Haslam College of Business, and a Doctorate Degree in Healthcare Leadership at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Tim is board certified in healthcare management as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).