Rick Meece

Perioperative and Structural Heart Echocardiography,
St. Thomas Hospital

Contact Details

St. Thomas Hospital
Franklin, TN

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Perioperative TEE and Transcatheter Structural Heart Interventional Procedures; Clinical Research Development & Coordinator; Scientific Peer Review Journal Editorial Review (JASE, IJC, JDMS), Educator; Consultant for new echo technologies and procedures (3D; Peri-operative robotic and transcatheter surgery; devices; Cardiac Resynchronization; Speckle Tracking Strain), ASE Guidelines and Standards Review Committee (2015-18).

Publications & Abstracts (selected)

"The Mitral Valve"; (chapter), Catheter based valve and aortic surgery; M. Andrew Morse, R Meece, E Rodriguez; 2015, Springer, New York, NY.

Novel Matrix of M-Mode, Doppler, and 3D Echocardiography Improves Prediction of Response to Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy; Meece et al; ASE Sessions Abstract; June 2014.

Assessment of the right ventricle by echocardiography: A primer for sonographers. Horton KD, Meece RW, Hill JC. J Am Soc Echocardiogr. 2009 Aug;22(8):889.

3D Echocardiography - An emerging giant in the treatment of heart failure. Meece RW, Graves DJ. Touch Briefings: Cardiology Year in Review; 2007

"Percutaneous Coronary Angioplasty", Meece RW, Gorski, K. Invasive Cardiology: A Manual for Cath Lab Personnel, Watson, Gorski, ed. Third Edition received 4 Stars from Doody's Book Review.

"Electrocardiology", Meece RW, Holz NE, Invasive Cardiology: A Manual for Cath Lab Personnel, Watson, Gorski, ed. Third Edition received 4 Stars from Doody's Book Review.

Specialties: Clinical research development; TEE; 3D echocardiography, Structural Heart Team; Mitral valve repair, Myocardial mechanics and Strain imaging; Cardiac resynchronization therapy, Cardiothoracic OR surgical valve and interventional imaging.


  • CCT
  • Other
  • RCIS
  • RCS
  • RDCS


Davidson Technical College, Draughons Junior College, Volunteer State University

Professional Associations

Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
2006 - Present

American Society of Echocardiography
2002 - Present

Job History

Saint Thomas West Hospital
Perioperative & Structural Heart Echocardiography; Research Development
Nashville, TN
January 2012 - present

Saint Thomas West Hospital
Clinical & Research Echocardiography; Research Development and Core Lab
Nashville, TN
January 2002 - January 2012

Saint Thomas Hospital
Sr. Invasive CV Technologist
February 1996 - June 2004

Baptist Hospital
Sr. Invasive Cardiovascular Technologist; Echocardiographer
January 1989 - January 1994

Honors and Awards

Advanced Cardiac Songrapher
Cardiovascular Credentialing International (ACS)

Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals (FSICP)

American Society of Echocardiography (FASE)