Michael R. Petracek, M.D.

Professor of Cardiac Surgery, Emeritus
Department of Cardiac Surgery
MCE-North Tower
1215 21st Avenue South
Room / Suite
Suite 5025
(615) 343-9195


  • 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


  • 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