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 34 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: Cardiovascular Surgery
Education & Medical Training
Johns Hopkins University
Residency, General Surgery, 1971 - 1973
Residency, General Surgery, 1975 - 1979
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1979 - 1981
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Class of 1971
Certifications & Licensure
American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery
TN State Medical License
Active through 2014
Awards, Honors & Recognition
Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification,
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
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.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS Illinois PPO
- BCBS Tennessee Network 5
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access
- CIGNA PPO
- Coventry Carelink Health Plans PPO
- Coventry Health Care PPO Platinum
- Coventry Missouri - HMO/POS
- First Choice
- First Health PPO
- Great West PPO
- Health Net Oregon PPO
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana/ChoiceCare+ Network PPO
- Multiplan PHCS PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- Premera BCBS Heritage & Heritage Plus 1
- Providence Health System Personal Option
- Regence Washington - Preferred Provider Network
- Sagamore Health Plus
- United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
- United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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1215 21st Ave S
Nashville, TN 37232
Phone: (615) 343-7363
Fax: (615) 343-5234