About the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences
The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University is a distinguished institution committed to delivering the most advanced education in a climate of compassion. Our medical school was founded on a mission of service, a directive that colors everything we do.
Our medical campus is located in west Greenville near two major traffic arteries, U.S. 264 and N.C. 43.
The East Carolina Heart Institute is actually not one, but two separate buildings operating together. The ECU facility is an outpatient center and also serves as the primary teaching and research location for the institute. It contains offices and research labs for cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, vascular surgeons, and scientists—as well as exam rooms, a rehabilitation center, and a 250-seat auditorium.
The six-story cardiovascular tower at Vidant Medical Center is the inpatient facility with operating rooms for robotic surgery, interventional labs, and 120 patient beds.The institute's research capabilities will feature clinical trials to develop new techniques, treatments, and devices for cardiovascular care. Our teaching institution is Pitt County Memorial Hospital, a 735-bed tertiary center and Level 1 Trauma Center. Combined, ECHI at ECU and ECHI at Vidant Medical Center bring together all heart and vascular services into a single, dynamic institute.
East Carolina University, located in the historic district of Greenville, was founded in 1907 and is a major research and educational center.
Greenville, as the largest city east of Raleigh, serves as the center of eastern North Carolina. With a population of nearly 80,000, it is among the fastest growing places in the state.
Nearby beaches include the state's Crystal Coast and Outer Banks
. Off the coast of Atlantic Beach lies the shipwreck believed to be the Queen Anne's Revenge, Blackbeard's flagship.
To the west are the state's majestic Appalachian Mountains, only a few hours away.
The Greenville - Pitt County area has 34 public schools, 12 private schools and a community college.
Greenville's Recreation and Parks Department
provides a variety of athletic, recreational, and arts and crafts activities for all ages and special populations. The department maintains over 25 parks and recreational facilities, including numerous gymnasiums, recreation and community centers, swimming pools, tennis courts, a soccer complex, softball and baseball fields, playgrounds, a greenway, as well as The Town Common, River Park North, Bradford Creek Golf Course, Aquatics and Fitness Center, the Extreme Park, Sports Connection, and River Birch Tennis Center.
Opportunities to enjoy the arts include art museums
, orchestra performances and frequent art shows hosted by the university. A vigorous theater program at the university means community residents can enjoy plays, musicals and Broadway touring shows.