Richard W. Chitwood, MD

Richard W. Chitwood, MD

Vascular Surgery
Medical Group
Ascension Medical Group
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Richard W. Chitwood, MD, is a vascular surgeon at Ascension St. Vincent in Anderson, Carmel and Indianapolis, Indiana. Dr. Chitwood specializes in diagnosing and treating peripheral vascular diseases, such as carotid stenosis, lower extremity arterial disease, mesenteric and renal artery stenosis, abdominal aortic aneurysms, dialysis access placement, deep vein thrombosis and cosmetic vein disorders. He provides minimally invasive procedures and surgical care options to help improve your circulation and vascular health. Dr. Chitwood starts by listening to understand you and your health concerns. Then, he works with you to create a care plan that's right for you.

In Carmel, Dr. Chitwood sees patients at VeinSolutions™, a practice dedicated to both cosmetic and medically necessary venous issues such as venous insufficiency and spider veins. Treatment options for these unsightly issues vary from in-office treatments to outpatient surgical procedures, with all options of getting you back to your daily activities quickly and with great results.

Dr. Chitwood is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He was recently recognized as one of Indianapolis Top Docs by Indianapolis Monthly Magazine. During his spare time, Dr. Chitwood enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, and traveling.

I take pride in my thoughtful approach to vascular surgery, matching a patient's needs to the most appropriate treatment plan whether that involves surgery or non-surgical alternatives.​​​​



  • Indiana University School of Medicine


  • Henry Ford Hospital


  • Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital


  • Saint Joseph Mercy Hospital


Hospital Affiliations

  • Ascension St. Vincent - Seton
  • Ascension St. Vincent Anderson
  • Ascension St. Vincent Carmel
  • Ascension St. Vincent Clay
  • Ascension St. Vincent Heart Center
  • Ascension St. Vincent Hospital - Indianapolis


  • The American Board of Surgery - Surgery
  • The American Board of Surgery - Vascular Surgery


Richard W. Chitwood, MD offers services at multiple Indiana locations. Contact your preferred location to book an appointment.
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