Ashok N. Babu, MD

Ashok N. Babu, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiothoracic Transplant Surgery
Medical Group
Ascension Medical Group
Ascension Medical Group Ascension Medical Group
Languages Spoken
English, Estonian


Dr. Ashok Babu, MD, is a board certified cardiothoracic surgeon who provides acute care, cardiac surgery, and transplantation to patients with heart failure and heart disease. He has a special clinical interest in minimally invasive robotic bypass surgery, heart transplantation, and mechanical circulatory support. Dr. Babu strives to explain in very simple terms what the problem is and how it will be addressed surgically, as well as the risks and benefits of the procedure. His ultimate goal is to provide excellence in surgical care both inside and outside of the operating room. Outside of the office, Ashok enjoys repairing anything that moves, boating on Center Hill Lake, and mountain biking.



  • Northwestern University Medical School


  • Duke University School of Medicine


  • University of Colorado, Thoracic Surgery
  • University of Colorado School of Medicine


  • University of Colorado School of Medicine


Hospital Affiliations

  • Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital
  • Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital Midtown
  • Ascension Saint Thomas Managed Care Organization
  • Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford


  • The American Board of Thoracic Surgery - Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery


Ashok N. Babu, MD offers services at multiple Tennessee locations. Contact your preferred location to book an appointment.
Why Ascension
Ascension doctors are committed to getting to know you. They take time for real back-and-forth conversations with you so they can understand all aspects of you and your life. Because great care starts with seeing your whole picture.
Schedule a Visit

It's easy to request an appointment with this provider. Just choose your preferred time and location, and we'll help you get started.