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Dr. Vaughn Alden Starnes MD is a male Internist, has 33 years of experience and practices in Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery, Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Transplant Surgery, and Cardiovascular Disease.
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Dr. Vaughn Starnes has 10 office locations.
1520 San Pablo St
Ste 4300
East LA, Los Angeles, CA 90033

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Locations and availability (10)
License & Identifications

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Patient Reviews

4.0
  • Currently 4 of 4 stars
(18)
Patient comments (12)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Vaughn Starnes is Excellent. Dr. Starnes has been reviewed by 18 patients who have provided 12 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 Congenital Cardiac Surgery.

  • He has special expertise in 36 areas:
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
  • 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 Block
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Heart-Lung Transplantation
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)
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Education & Awards

Dr. Starnes graduated from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He has 10 awards.

Awards  
One of America's Leading Experts on:
Cardiac Surgical Procedures
Congenital Heart Defects
Heart Transplantation
Heart-Lung Transplantation
Lung Transplantation
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:

  • Centinela Hospital Medical Center 
  • Foothill Presbyterian Hospital 

Accepted Insurance Plans

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

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

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Additional Information
Where does Dr. Vaughn A. Starnes practice?
Dr. Vaughn Starnes practices Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery, Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Transplant Surgery, and Cardiovascular Disease near Los Angeles, CA.
Additional practice locations include: Pasadena, CA and Covina, CA.
See Los Angeles Surgeons, Los Angeles Cardiothoracic Surgeons, and Los Angeles Cardiologists.