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Rakesh Kumar Chandra, MD


Professor of Otolaryngology--Head & Neck Surgery Chief of Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery Fellowship Director, Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery

4.7 4.7 293 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose and Throat)
Adult Rhinitis
Adult Sinusitis
Nose and Sinus Conditions
Skull Base Conditions

Board Certificates

Otolaryngology - American Board of Otolaryngology, 2003


MD - University of Maryland, 1997
Residency - Northwestern Memorial Hospital, 2002
Fellowship - University of Pennsylvania, 2003


1215 21st Avenue South
Floors 6-10
Nashville, TN 37232

Vanderbilt Asthma, Sinus & Allergy Program
Vanderbilt Asthma, Sinus And Allergy Program
2611 West End Avenue
Suite 210
Nashville, TN 37203

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Patient Comments

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Excellent care.
Patient | February 4, 2017

He seems very capable but is in too much of a hurry.
Patient | February 3, 2017

I wish I had been warned about how expensive my Rx was. Five hundred dollars/mo for generic w/my insurance.
Patient | January 28, 2017

he is a very good doctor, and I would recommend him highly
Patient | January 24, 2017

I was not originally scheduled to meet with Dr. Chandra but he saw me anyway.
Patient | January 2, 2017

Dr. Chandra is an amazing person and provider. Very thorough and professional!
Patient | December 29, 2016

The whole staff was very personable.
Patient | December 1, 2016

I would definitely recommend Dr Chandra to a friend or family member.
Patient | October 25, 2016

Already recommended Dr. Chondra. He was very professional and I have had a very positive experience.
Patient | September 23, 2016

Dr. Chandra was great. Very caring and professional. An A+ in bedside manner.
Patient | September 21, 2016

This was my first encounter with Dr. Chandra. I did find him to be rough when he was looking at my sinuses. I got the feeling he was trying to end the appointment as soon as possible. I didn't feel comfortable asking any questions.
Patient | September 19, 2016

Dr. Chaundra was awesome!
Patient | August 19, 2016

Very good.
Patient | August 12, 2016

Dr. Chandra is fantastic!
Patient | August 10, 2016

I wouldn't describe the doc as present. He was okay, but I've had much more passionate care.
Patient | July 26, 2016

Dr. Chandra is a very knowledgeable and caring doctor.
Patient | July 21, 2016

Dr. C. is like a personal dr. I love his attitude.
Patient | July 18, 2016

Excellent experience. Excellent/superior service. Excellent/superior provider & staff.
Patient | July 1, 2016

I understand this is a training hospital but would want to be assured Dr. Chandra would be the only surgeon to work on me during any procedure I may have in the future.
Patient | May 31, 2016

Chandra is the best...
Patient | May 30, 2016

This was my first appt. with Dr. Chandra. He took time to review my history & thourghly explain what was going on in terms I would understand. I felt comfortable enough to trust him to schedule surgery.
Patient | April 27, 2016

Very likeable dr. very good at what he does!
Patient | April 1, 2016

We did not discuss medications or follow-up care. I anticipate doing this with the scheduler who calls to set up my surgery.
Patient | February 22, 2016

Dr. Chandra is the best physician I've encountered at Vanderbilt. From our first meeting, he has listened well, responded with respect and kindness, and offered detailed, helpful information about my health concerns and treatment. His high level of skill made my surgery and recovery far better than I expected. I'm deeply thankful I was fortunate enough to be treated by him.
Patient | February 22, 2016

Excellent dr. grateful for his effort to become who he is.
Patient | February 15, 2016

All good.
Patient | January 12, 2016