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W. Randolph Chitwood, Jr.

W. Randolph Chitwood, Jr., M.D.
Vidant Medical Center and East Carolina University
146 East Longmeadow Rd.
Greenville, NC  27858
United States
+1 252 347 1436
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Adult Cardiac Surgery
General Thoracic Surgery

Practice area(s)

Professional Affairs
Medical Technology
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Port Access Cardiac Surgery
Mini-Sternotomy AVR
Robotic Cardiac Surgery
Valve Disease
Cardiac - Physiology
Coronary Disease - Surgery


Hampden-Sydney College (B.S. 1968) (DSC [Honorary] - 2005)
University of Virginia School of Medicine (M.D. 1974)
Duke University Medical Center (PGY 1-2, 1974-1976)
Duke University Medical Center (CV Research Fellow, 1976-1978)
Duke University Medical Center (Senior Resident, 1978-1982)
Duke University Medical Center (Chief Resident, 1982-1983)
Duke University Medical Center (Cardiothoracic Teaching Scholar, 1983-1984)
East Carolina University (Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery, 1984-2009
East Carolina University (Chairman, Department of Surgery, 1996-2003)
ECU - Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences (CV Diseases) 2003-2015
Fellow - Royal College of Surgeons of England
Hunterian Professorship - RCS England
Visiting Professor - University of Virginia - Present
Director (Founding), East Carolina Heart Institute
Emeritus, Chairman - Department of Surgery ECU - Present


Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
History of Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery & Physiology
Mitral Valve Repair and Aortic Root Surgery
Myocardial Preservation and Cardiac Function
Cardiac Videoconferencing and Internet Telecommunications
Antiquarian Bibliophilia, Ham Radio, Photography, Trout Fishing
Surgical Leadership and Education
Robotic and Computer Assisted Cardiac Surgey
Complex Myocardial Revascularization