Defining Personalized Care

Nothing is more personal than your health and the well-being of those you love. At Vanderbilt Health, we’re committed to defining personalized care that is for you, near you and knows you. From helping you achieve the results that matter most to you to making discoveries that allow us to personalize care based on your own genes — we’re defining personalized care, together. Join us and share your story.

Featured Stories

Kael Adams

Kael Adams was diagnosed with a rare, complex congenital heart disorder in utero and had his first heart surgery at 8 days old. After more than 20 surgeries and procedures and a lifetime of care of Vanderbilt, Kael, now 15, is keeping up with his friends in baseball and playing without restrictions.

Maurice McAllister

Maurice McAllister’s heart was failing him. Being there to raise his teen daughters helped him more easily make the decision to opt for an innovative option in heart transplant in Vanderbilt, and now he’s helping educate others.


Jessica Biggs

Jessica Biggs was scared to go to sleep at night. At 32, she had her first heart attack, then a second, third and fourth within a few months. The Smith County schoolteacher couldn’t find answers about the underlying cause until she came to Vanderbilt.


Anne Wolfe

Just before Anne Wolfe faced one of the toughest times in her life, everything fell into place. An unanticipated move to Bowling Green, Kentucky, put her closer to Vanderbilt — and the treatment that saved her life.

James George

James George had not one, but two transplants at Vanderbilt. He received a new liver and then about a decade later, a kidney. Now 67, he’s working on his Master’s degree and living a full life again without dialysis.


Jordyn Spann

At age 32, Jordyn Spann – a wife and mother of 4 – learned she had a brain tumor. Her mission to find the best surgeons led her to Vanderbilt and a 16-hour surgery that removed her acoustic neuroma and returned her to family life.


Wade Hayes

In October 2011, country artist Wade Hayes was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer that had spread to most of his liver, a small portion of his diaphragm and gall bladder, and his lymph nodes. Under the care of gastrointestinal oncologist Dr. Jordan Berlin and the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center care team, Wade, now 50, has survived his colon cancer – twice.

“I was a broken person when I showed up at Vanderbilt, and statistically, I should not be here. My life was spared to help others. I try my best to make the most of this and help others that are going through this. ... And I feel, I honestly feel, that had I not met the exact people that I met at Vanderbilt, I wouldn’t be here today.


Learn how Vanderbilt defines personalized care, from work in precision medicine and genomics to the bond with those who come through our doors.