Dr. Michael Petracek MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Michael Petracek is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Nashville, Tennessee. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Tennessee Valley Healthcare System and Vanderbilt Hospital and Clinics. He received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 43 years. Dr. Petracek accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 8 doctors at Tennessee Valley Healthcare System and one of 13 at Vanderbilt Hospital and Clinics who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery

Hospital Affiliation

Tennessee Valley Healthcare System

Vanderbilt Hospital and Clinics
Ranked #34 in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Williamson Medical Center

Education & Medical Training

Johns Hopkins University
Residency, General Surgery, 1971 - 1973

Vanderbilt University
Residency, General Surgery, 1975 - 1979

Vanderbilt University
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1979 - 1981

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Class of 1971

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgery

WI State Medical License
Active through 2013

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Elected Member, The American Society for Clinical Investigation

Publications & Presentations

Contribution of Endogenous Bradykinin to Fibrinolysis, Inflammation, and Blood Product Transfusion Following Cardiac Surgery: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
Balaguer, J. M.,Yu, C.,Byrne, J. G.,Ball, S. K.,Petracek, M. R.,Brown, N. J.,Pretorius, M.

Minimally invasive mitral valve surgery expands the surgical options for high-risks patients.
Petracek, M. R., Leacche, M., Solenkova, N., Umakanthan, R., Ahmad, R. M., Ball, S. K., Hoff, S. J., Absi, T. S., Balaguer, J. M., Byrne, J. G.

Successful treatment of atrioesophageal fistula by cervical esophageal ligation and decompression.
St Julien, J., Putnam, J. B., Nesbitt, J. C., Lambright, E. S., Petracek, M. R., Grogan, E. L.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • AmeriHealth Direct POS
  • Amerihealth HMO
  • AmeriHealth PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Great West PPO
  • HIP of New York - Select PPO
  • Horizon BCBS Direct Access
  • Horizon BCBS HMO
  • Horizon BCBS POS
  • Horizon BCBS PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Oxford Health Freedom
  • Oxford Health Liberty
  • QualCare HMO
  • QualCare PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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