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Department of Cardiac Surgery

Michael R. Petracek, M.D.

Chair, Department of Cardiac Surgery
Professor of Clinical Cardiac Surgery

 

Education

  • B.S., Baylor University, Waco, TX, 1967
  • Research Fellow, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 1968-69
  • M.D., The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine,1971

Postgraduate Training

  • Internship, Surgery, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1971-72
  • Resident, Surgery, Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville, TN, 1975-78
  • Research Fellow, Vanderbilt University Hospital, 1977
  • Chief Surgical Resident, Vanderbilt University Hospital, 1979
  • Resident, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Vanderbilt University Hospital, 1979-81

Credentials

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Clinical Interests

  • Aortic and mitral valve surgery
  • Heart arrhythmia surgery
  • Minimally invasive valve repair and replacement

See Dr. Petracek's CV here in PDF format.

Contact:
Michael R. Petracek, M.D.
Department of Cardiac Surgery
The Vanderbilt Heart Institute
1215 21st Avenue South
MCE-North Tower, Suite 5025
Nashville, TN  37232-8802

Phone: (615) 343-9195 
Email: michael.petracek@Vanderbilt.edu

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