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Rakesh Kumar Chandra, MD


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

4.7 4.7 261 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Adult Rhinitis
Adult Sinusitis
Allergy / Immunology
Nose and Sinus Conditions
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Board Certificates

Otolaryngology - American Board of Otolaryngology, 2003


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


Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center
Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center
1215 21st Ave. S.
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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The best.
Patient | October 17, 2018

I hope none of my family or friends are ever sick enough to need his services!
Patient | September 14, 2018

Dr. Chandra is very pleasant and helpful and describes what he is doing and what I can do to help myself. He smiles and can laugh which puts me at ease. He is the best and has done some great things for me since going to Vanderbilt 4 yrs. ago. Thank you Dr. Chandra.
Patient | August 23, 2018

confidence in and likelihood of recommendation not based on last visit
Patient | August 20, 2018

you could tell he was rushed because he was behind seeing patients and I felt hurried through my appointment
Patient | July 21, 2018

Dr. Chandra is one of the premier sinus surgeons in the country. I always feel I'm in good hands when I attend follow-up appointments, and especially appreciate his objective assessment of his own surgical performance. If I had a criticism, it would be that scheduling follow-ups every 6 months isn't frequent enough given that I'm still struggling to manage my condition.
Patient | July 9, 2018

In my opinion Dr. Chandra is a wonderful doctor. I am very grateful that I was referred to him for my sinus surgery. My experience with him and his staff was very refreshing. I will be glad to recommend him to anyone I know that should ever need an ENT Doctor.
Patient | May 30, 2018

Dr Chandra is one of the most outstanding doctors I have had in my life. He has been a blessing.
Patient | May 28, 2018

Although we really like Dr. Chandra, we felt that in past visits he seem to be in a hurry when he came into the exam room. That did not happen on the May 16th visit.
Patient | May 21, 2018

EXCELLENT overall doctor -
Patient | May 12, 2018

Dr Chandra is one of the most outstanding physicians I've ever dealt with. He is personable, knowledgeable, a great communicator, and provides outstanding care. I would heartily recommend him to anyone.
Patient | April 30, 2018

Dr Chandra was excellent, this was my first appointment about a problem I am having and he was great! I would highly recommend him
Patient | April 27, 2018

Excellent provider
Patient | April 22, 2018

Dr. Chandra has always been very concerned about my problem and has treated me with the upmost respect. Never met a doctor like him.
Patient | April 19, 2018

Dr. Chandra was very informative and explained in detail the results of my CT Scan. He spent a lot of time going over everything with me. Many doctors I have seen in the past make me feel rushed and don't provide enough care that I feel they should. I left Dr. Chandra's office feeling as if I was in good hands.
Patient | March 3, 2018

Dr. Shondra is very easy to talk to. I feel like he listens to every thing I say. I enjoy my office visits with him & his staff. I leave with a peace in knowing I am getting the BEST care.
Patient | March 2, 2018

Really compassionate and excellent from both a medical standpoint and on a human level.
Patient | December 20, 2017

Dr. Chandra was great!
Patient | December 13, 2017

Very pleased!
Patient | October 27, 2017

Dr. Chandra is one of the best doctors I have ever had. Not only as a skilled clinician and surgeon, but also with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Cannot speak highly enough of him.
Patient | October 25, 2017

Nice visit.
Patient | October 24, 2017

Dr. Chandra has always demonstrated professionalism, caring,and medical expertise that is superior.We are thankful for having him as a surgeon.
Patient | September 28, 2017