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Michael R Petracek, MD

3022

Chairman, Cardiac Surgery; Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Surgery; Professor of Clinical Cardiac Surgery

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4.8 4.8 153 ratings

Insurance plans accepted

Insurance plans accepted

Areas of Expertise

Cardiac Surgery
Adult Congenital Heart and Valve Disease
Cardiac Valve Disease
Coronary Heart Disease
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement/TAVR

Board Certificates

Thoracic Surgery - American Board of Thoracic Surgery, 2000

Education

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

Location(s)

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

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
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

Excellent.
Patient | January 25, 2017

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

Dr.Petracek is very knowledgeable in his field, his bedside manner commendable.
Patient | November 4, 2016

Great!!
Patient | October 7, 2016

Excellent: He is the best.
Patient | September 14, 2016

Could not be more pleased with all the guidance Dr. Petracek gave me. Confidence levels for my heart _____ were extremely high for success.
Patient | September 12, 2016

Dr. Petracek is amazing!
Patient | August 28, 2016

Overall ICU is managed very well. Excellent help is provided to patients. Staff are dedicated and patient friendly.
Patient | August 4, 2016

Very pleased with the care I received.
Patient | August 1, 2016

Dr. Michael Petracek was an outstanding care provider for my aortic valve replacement, I could not have been more pleased with my treatment, care, and follow-up.
Patient | July 22, 2016

Dr. Petracek is a blessing from God. He put me at ease, had complete confidence in him.
Patient | June 22, 2016

This was serious surgery, but it was successful and Dr. Petracek did a great job!
Patient | June 21, 2016

Dr. Petracek showed reassuring confidence that my mitral valve condition would be properly handled by him & his staff.
Patient | April 22, 2016