Athens Regional Health System

Kent Nilsson, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Cardiologist Kent Nilsson, M.D.Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology

Athens Regional Cardiology
Medical Services Building, Second Floor
ARMC Campus - 1199 Prince Avenue

Athens, GA 30606

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology 

About Dr. Kent Nilsson

I am married and have three daughters. I enjoy fishing, gardening and spending time with friends and family. We are active in our church.


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.   

Board Certification 

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Education and Training 

  • Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 2002
  • Internship: Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2003
  • Residency: (Internal Medicine) Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2005
  • Fellowship: (Cardiology) Duke University Medical Center, 2008
  • Fellowship: (Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology) Duke University Medical Center, 2010


  • 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


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