Dr. Richard Morrison, MD

Dr. Richard Morrison, MD

Thoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 65
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Dr. Richard Morrison, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Chattanooga, TN and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine in 1977 and specializes in thoracic surgery.

6031 Shallowford Rd Ste 117

Chattanooga, TN 37421

Contact Information

(423) 498-3570

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Morrison performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
very high
more than 98% of peers
Aortic Valve Surgery
very high
more than 96% of peers

Dr. Morrison's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Morrison "Morrison Heart Center, the trusted name in Heart Care, "we don't just perform heart surgery or just take care of patients; when you literally hold someone's heart in your hands, you make a lasting connection.  You become family," Dr. Morrison. "

1  Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

47  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Vascular Disease
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36  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Erlanger Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Erlanger Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • New York University Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Morrison has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Morrison's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Morrison to family and friends
21 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (21)

  • 5
    (21)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Morrison's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

I had the great privledge to meet Dr. Morrison shortly after having my heart attack. He had a magical way of bringing comfort and confidence during our pre op conference. I immediately felt assured that I was in good hands. My open heart surgery went very well and I was up and walking about the...more
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He is absolutely great. Knows what he is doing and makes sure his patients are well cared for. I had surgery in 2013. If I ever have to have heart surgery again, I pray he will be the one that will do it.
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Dr Morrison is the most professional and skilled heart surgeon in the Southeast. He is innovative and knowledgeable in the latest methods and skills. His staff is highly qualified and execute the highest level of care to Dr. Morrison's patients. I am so grateful for his skills and for my...more
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Best cardiac surgeon in town.
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