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Kent Nilsson, MD

Kent Nilsson, MD

Kent Nilsson, MD

PAR Internal Medicine Residency Program


Medical School: 
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Residency and Fellowships: 

Residency, Internal Medicine
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Fellowship, Cardiology
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Fellowship, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Clinical & Teaching Interests: 


  • Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society (FHRS)
  • Fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC)
  • University of Virginia
    • Jefferson Scholarship, 1992-1996
    • Phi Beta Kappa, 1995
    • Lawn Resident, 1995-1996
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Franklin Paine Mall Award, 1997
  • Warfield T. Longcope Award, 2002
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, 2002
  • Chief Resident (declined)

Areas of Interest:

  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Supraventricular Tachycardias (SVT)
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
  • Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
  • Pacemakers and ICD


  • Lariat® to Prevent Strokes in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation, EP Lab Digest

One of the greatest privileges of being a physician is being allowed to guide patients through pivotal moments in their lives. This requires that the physician is available and able to devote the time necessary to make them feel comfortable with the decisions that they make. As a physician, I strive to give each patient the time that they need to make informed decisions.

Personal Interests: 

Dr. Nilsson is married and has three daughters. He enjoys fishing, gardening and spending time with friends and family. Dr. Nilsson and his family are active in their church.

Athens Regional Health System

Piedmont Athens Regional Health System is one of Northeast Georgia's largest health care systems. Comprised of an acute care facility with 350-plus beds, four urgent care centers, a quality network of physicians and specialists, a health maintenance organization and a home health agency, Piedmont Athens Regional is a progressive health care system committed to excellence and dedicated to improving the health, wellness and quality of life of our communities.


1199 Prince Avenue
Suite 70
Athens, GA 30606 / USA