Dr. W. Randolph Chitwood, Heart Valve Surgeon

Hello! My name is Dr. W. Randolph Chitwood and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from University of Virginia in 1974. To date, I have performed approximately over 10,000 cardiac surgeries, of which more than 5,000 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at hospitals including East Carolina Heart Institute and Vidant Medical Center. Read more...

16 Patient Reviews for Dr. Chitwood

"After aortic valve and coronary bypass, I came through with flying color. Thanks Dr. Chitwood!"

-- Rodney Trueblood, heart valve surgery patient

"I had a wonderful experience with my surgical team. I had excellent care and a very sucessful recovery. I would highly recommend Dr. Chitwood, Dr. Kwon and the magnificent team that performed my surgery. The nurses and other team members were very knowledgeable and efficient and they treated me as if I was the only patient they had. I felt like a celebrity. I can only speak positive, they love what they do and it shows. I highly recommend them and I will continue to refer people. I would hope that everyone who goes through this surgery could the care I recieved and the results that I was given. God, prayers,a loving husband and these fine people are the reason I am able to send this message....God bless them all❤️"

-- Gwen Soltis, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Robotic Surgery, 08/21/2014

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My Specialities & Interests

Specific to heart valve surgery, you should know that I have several specialties including:

  • Robotic mitral repair
  • Minimally invasive valve surgery
  • Complex reoperative valve surgery

In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:

  • Robotic technology
  • Cardiac protection, during cardiac surgery
  • Simulation in teaching cardiac surgery

Education, Training & Certificates

Dr. W. Randolph Chitwood, heart surgeon, graduated from University of Virginia in 1974.

Dr. Chitwood graduated from Hampden-Sydney College and received his medical degree from the University of Virginia. He completed the surgical residency at Duke University Medical Center, spending 10 years training in general surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, and basic science research.

After his chief residency at Duke in 1984, he was selected to begin and head the new cardiac surgery program at the East Carolina University School of Medicine. Except for a two-year hiatus as the Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Kentucky, Dr. Chitwood has spent his entire career at East Carolina University and Vidant Medical Center (formerly Pitt County Memorial Hospital).

Dr. W. Randolph Chitwood

East Carolina Heart Institute
115 Heart Drive
Greenville, NC 27834
(888) 534-5284

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