Dr. Chatman graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1985, then completed medical school at the James Quillen College of Medicine. His General Surgery and Vascular Surgery training were accomplished at Howard University and the Ochsner Clinic, respectively. He practiced General Vascular Surgery in Murfreesboro, TN, for 26 years.
He has held many leadership positions in his healthcare community, on the Vanderbilt University Alumni Board, and in the Association of Vanderbilt Black Alumni. He is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and recently retired from his practice of Vascular Surgery to accept a position at Optum Health Care as a Medical Director of Focused Claims Review in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery. He also recently began an MBA program at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management.