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New Clinician Spotlight: Matthews Chacko

Apr. 8, 2021, 9:26 AM

Matthews Chacko, MD

Matthews Chacko, MD, has joined Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute as an assistant professor of Medicine, an interventional cardiologist and the director of peripheral vascular interventions.

Chacko came to Vanderbilt in September 2020 after spending the past 13 years as an interventional cardiology attending physician at Johns Hopkins, where he was also co-director of the Advanced Structural and Vascular Interventional Fellowship Program. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Azusa Pacific University and his MD from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed an internal medicine residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital followed by fellowships in cardiology and interventional cardiology at the Cleveland Clinic.

He is a member of the Food and Drug Administration’s Cardiac and Renal Drug Advisory Committee.

“I joined Vanderbilt because it is, undoubtedly, the epicenter of excellence in cardiovascular medicine,” Chacko said.

Chacko is the son of south Indian immigrants and grew up in Wichita, Kansas. His wife, Molly, is a nurse, and they have a son who is a junior in high school and a daughter who is in middle school.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Chacko to Vanderbilt. He is a skilled interventional cardiologist and a talented clinician with a passion for teaching the next generation of physicians,” said Daniel Munoz, MD, executive medical director of Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute.

To make an appointment with Dr. Chacko, please call Vanderbilt Heart at 615-322-2318.

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