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Michael R Petracek, MD


Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Surgery; Professor of Clinical Cardiac Surgery

4.8 4.8 154 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Adult Congenital Heart and Valve Disease
Cardiac Surgery
Cardiac Valve Disease
Coronary Heart Disease
Pulmonary Endarterectomy for Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension

Board Certificates

Thoracic Surgery - American Board of Thoracic Surgery, 2000


MD - Johns Hopkins University, 1971
Residency - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1981
Residency - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1979
Fellowship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1977
Internship - Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System, 1972


Vanderbilt Heart
Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute
1215 21st Avenue South
5th Floor
Nashville, TN 37232

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Patient Comments

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Best provider for the procedure.
Patient | December 15, 2017

An excellent and experienced surgeon. Fortunate to have him.
Patient | November 9, 2017

It seems as if he doesn't listen to my concerns about medicines I take and can't take.
Patient | November 7, 2017

All my care was excellent.
Patient | October 11, 2017

Patient | August 21, 2017

I saw Dr. Petracek he explain everything - He made me feel at ease and not worry.
Patient | August 17, 2017

He made me feel like a friend.
Patient | August 14, 2017

Dr. Petracek is phenomenal. The best, without question. He changed my life.
Patient | July 18, 2017

My doctor & all his staff are are great.
Patient | July 7, 2017

He was outstanding! Could not have been more pleased!!
Patient | June 8, 2017

Dr. Petracek is an outstanding physician/surgeon & very caring.
Patient | May 30, 2017

Dr. Petracek was in no hurry when I was with him. He seemed very approachable. Kind - confident.
Patient | May 19, 2017

Patient | May 2, 2017

Already have recommended Dr. Petracek to others who need his skills.
Patient | March 14, 2017

Provider spent a lot of time with me. Explained everything. Very easy to talk to - Made me feel confident all will go well with my surgery. - Very fortunate to have THE TOP SURGEON.
Patient | February 9, 2017

Patient | January 25, 2017

All good for me & my husband & daughter. #10. Number 1 doctor or surgeon.
Patient | January 24, 2017