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Dr. Vaughn A Starnes MD is a male Cardiothoracic Surgeon, has 33 years of experience and practices in Thoracic Surgery and Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery.
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Dr. Vaughn Starnes has 7 office locations.
Usc Cardiothoracic Surgery
50 Bellefontaine St
Ste 403
Pasadena, CA 91105

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License & Identifications

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Patient Reviews

4.0
  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
(22)
Patient comments (13)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Vaughn Starnes is Excellent. Dr. Starnes has been reviewed by 22 patients who have provided 13 comments. The rating is 4 out of 4 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 3.9
  • Currently 3.8571428571429 of 4 stars
Promptness 3.5
  • Currently 3.5 of 4 stars
Courteous Staff 4.0
  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
Accurate Diagnosis 4.0
  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
Bedside Manner 3.9
  • Currently 3.9285714285714 of 4 stars
Spends Time with Me 3.9
  • Currently 3.9285714285714 of 4 stars
Follows Up After Visit 4.0
  • Currently 4 of 4 stars

Specialties & Research

Dr. Vaughn Starnes, MD is board certified in Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery).

  • He has special expertise in 31 areas:
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Valve Insufficiency
  • Aortic Valve Stenosis
  • Cardiac Surgical Procedures
  • Cardiopulmonary Bypass (CPB)
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease (Patent Ductus Arteriosus)
  • Coronary Artery Bypass (Heart Bypass)
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Disease
  • Cytomegalovirus Infections
  • Ebstein Anomaly
  • Glandular Cancer (Adenocarcinoma)
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Heart-Lung Transplantation
  • Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Mitral Valve Insufficiency
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Education & Awards

Dr. Starnes graduated from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He has 14 awards.

Awards  
One of America's Leading Experts on:
Cardiac Surgical Procedures
Congenital Heart Defects
Heart Transplantation
Heart-Lung Transplantation
Lung Transplantation
USC Presidential Medallion, 2008
Dr. Starnes was voted a Top Doctor by Pasadena Magazine in 2011
America's Top Doctors - New York: Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, 2004
2011 list of America's Top Doctors, compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® (2002 - 2008, 2010 - 2014)
Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012 - 2013)
Patients' Choice Award (2008 - 2013)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2009 - 2013)
On-Time Doctor Award (2009)

Affiliations

Dr. Starnes has 32 hospital affiliations:

  • Foothill Presbyterian Hospital 
  • East Valley Hospital Medical Center 

Accepted Insurance Plans

Dr. Starnes accepts these health insurances in at least one office:

  • Blue Shield of California - 3 plans
  • Great-West Healthcare - 3 plans
  • Care 1st Health Plan - 2 plans
  • Cigna - 3 plans
  • LA Care Health Plan - 3 plans
  • United Healthcare - 2 plans
  • Humana - 2 plans
  • USA H & W Network - 1 plan
  • Aetna - 3 plans
  • Anthem Blue Cross - 2 plans
  • CaIOPTIMA - 2 plans

Languages

  • Spanish
  • Tagalog


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Additional Information
Where does Dr. Vaughn A. Starnes practice?
Dr. Vaughn Starnes practices Thoracic Surgery and Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery near Pasadena, CA.
Additional practice locations include: Los Angeles, CA and Glendora, CA.
See Pasadena Surgeons.