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Simon C. Chakko, M.D.

General Information

Simon C. Chakko, M.D.


  • Fax: 305-243-5565


  • English


  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Med-Cardiovascular Disease


  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease - Internal Medicine


  • Chief, Cardiology, Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Professor of Medicine

Clinical Interests

Congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease, arrhythmias, cardiology education, exercise stress testing, echocardiography

Research Interests

Congestive heart failure


St. Joseph's College
St. John's Medical College
Jersey City Medical Center
Temple University Hospital


Areas of Specialization

  • Congestive heart failure
  • Coronary artery disease
  • Echocardiography

Simon Chakko, M.D., is professor of medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He is also Chief of the cardiology section and of the non-invasive laboratories at the Miami VA Medical Center (VAMC). Dr. Chakko received his undergraduate education at St. Joseph's College in Tiruchy, India, and his medical degree from St. John's Medical College in Bangalore, India. He underwent a residency in internal medicine at  Jersey City Medical Center and cardiology fellowship at  Temple University Hospital, Philadephia. Dr. Chakko was an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Virginia before joining the University of Miami.

Dr. Chakko has published 85 articles and edited or coedited 20 books. A fellow of both the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Physicians, Dr. Chakko is a 25-time recipient of the American Medical Association Physicians Recognition Award. He has helped to establish a chest pain center at the Miami VAMC as well as a congestive heart failure clinic.

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