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Chad Hoyt, MD, FACC, FRCPE

Dr. Chad Hoyt is earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry from McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. He received his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine where he was class Vice President and a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. He completed his internal medicine residency at Vanderbilt University Hospital where he was awarded house staff “Teacher of the Year” and then completed his cardiology fellowship at Emory University. Dr. Hoyt is board certified with expertise in advanced cardiovascular imaging including echo, TEE, nuclear cardiology, cardiac CT, and cardiac MRI. His hallmark is being a “program builder," having founded the cardiac CT, MRI, and noninvasive vascular programs at the Centra Health Heart and Vascular Institute in Lynchburg, VA. He has experience building cardiovascular programs in outreach areas leading to market dominance and financial success.


Dr. Hoyt is an authentic leader who has worn many administrative hats. He served as President of the Cardiovascular Group in Lynchburg, VA and worked for over a decade as Executive Chair of the Centra Heart & Vascular Institute where he enjoyed tremendous success on many fronts, including national recognition for its quality outcomes and fastest door to balloon times in the nation for heart attacks (D2B).


Dr. Hoyt recently moved on from Centra Health and joined the executive leadership team at the University of Virginia Health System.  He currently serves as Executive Director of Clinical Growth & Outreach and has an appointment as Associate Professor of Medicine in the Cardiovascular Division. His mission is to bridge the gap between community health systems and the academic medical center hub in Charlottesville by growing and integrating clinical services throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.


Dr. Hoyt is an accomplished public speaker on physician leadership topics and recently delivered the keynote address to the members of the American College of Cardiology at their annual Cardiovascular Leadership Summit. He has expertise in leveraging physician leadership concepts to facilitate developing highly successful clinical centers of excellence which produce improved patient outcomes and provider engagement. He has delivered national podcasts on cardiology compensation.


Dr. Hoyt is active in his local church and serves with his wife teaching a group of special needs children. He is passionate about medical missions and has spent the last fifteen years providing care and expertise in Vietnam. He works in rural outreach clinics in the Mekong Delta region, Qui Nhon region, and near Ho Chi Minh City.  He has donated equipment and teaching expertise, training cardiologists to perform trans-esophageal echo at Nguyen Trai Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City. He co-founded Healing Hearts Vietnam, a nonprofit organization committed to financing open heart surgeries and catheter-based cardiovascular procedures for needy Vietnamese children. Healing Hearts Vietnam has a thriving partnership with the Vietnamese National Heart Institute in Hanoi, as well as Viet Duc Hospital. Thus far, the organization has financed nearly 500 surgeries.


Dr. Hoyt and his wife currently reside in Charlottesville, VA. They have three grown children who also participate in the Healing Hearts Vietnam ministry.

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