James Hemp, MD

Dr. James Hemp, MD
Dr. James Hemp, MD


  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Areas of Expertise

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery
4.8 137 Ratings
4033 Third Ave
Ste 210
San Diego, CA 92103


A fellowship-trained thoracic surgeon, Dr. James Hemp specializes in adult cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgery. His clinical focus is in minimally invasive procedures, robotically-assisted mitral valve repair, coronary artery bypass grafts (CABG) and pulmonary resections. Dr. Hemp is also expert at using endovascular procedures, such as stent grafts, to treat chest and abdominal aneurysms. He routinely performs lung cancer surgery, including lobectomy surgery, using minimally invasive techniques.

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Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery, Vascular Surgery, 1995
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery), 1994
  • American Board of Surgery, General Surgery, 1990

Medical Education

  • Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, MD, 1983


  • Naval Hospital, General Surgery, 1984


  • Rush Presbyterian St Luke's Medical Center, Residency, Vascular Surgery, 1991
  • Naval Hospital, General Surgery, 1989


  • Rush Presbyterian St Luke's Medical Center, Cardiothoracic Surgery, 1993
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