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Cardiovascular Disease Oxnard, CA

About Dr. James G Mcpherson MD

Dr. James G Mcpherson, MD is a doctor primarily located in Oxnard, CA, with another office in Marina Dl Rey, CA. He has 32 years of experience. His specialties include Cardiovascular Disease, Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery.

Dr. Mcpherson has received 3 awards.

Patients' Choice AwardCompassionate Doctor RecognitionOn-Time Doctor Award

Locations

Dr. James G Mcpherson has 2 locations

Cardiovascular And Thoracic Surgeons Of Ventura County Apc 1700 N Rose Ave Ste 420 Oxnard, CA 93030
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS
LA Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgery 4644 Lincoln Blvd Ste 500 Marina Dl Rey, CA 90292
ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS

Specialties

Dr. James G Mcpherson has the following 4 SPECIALTIES

Surgery
A surgical specialist is a physician who has additional training in a specific area of surgery.The American Board of Medical Specialties acknowledges the following surgical specialties: general surgery, thoracic and cardiac surgery, colon and rectal surgery, obstetrics and gynecological surgery, neurological surgery, ophthalmic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngological surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, urological surgery, and vascular surgery.Some procedures are performed by more than one type of specialist. Also, some surgeons may choose to specialize in specific procedures within their specialty area. For example, a plastic and maxillofacial surgeon may specialize in performing rhinoplasty procedures.
Cardiovascular Disease
Thoracic Surgery
Cardiovascular Surgery

Specialty Expertise

Dr. James G Mcpherson has the following 2 expertise

  • Sports Medicine
  • Surgery

Awards

3 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012, 2013, 2014, 2018)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2018)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

Education

32 Years Experience

Education
Tulane University School Of Medicine

Graduated in 1989

Dr. James G Mcpherson Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Basic HMO
    • Aetna Vitalidad Plus CA con Aetna
  • Blue Shield California
    • Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
    • Cigna Southern CA Select
  • Health Net
    • Health Net CA CommunityCare Network HMO
    • Health Net CA HMO SmartCare
    • Health Net CA PPO
    • Health Net EPO - PureCare One Small Business
    • Health Net SmartCare Large Group
    • Health Net SmartCare Small Group

More about Dr. James G Mcpherson

Dr. James McPherson is medical director of the Los Angeles Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Group. Dr. McPherson is board certified in thoracic surgery and performs all aspects of adult cardiac, general thoracic and peripheral vascular surgery. Dr. McPherson received a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Southern California. (USC). He then attended Tulane University where he received his Doctor of Medicine degree as well as a Masters in Public Health. He then completed his general surgery training at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City. There, he continued his interest in cardiovascular surgery while working with Dr. George Green, a pioneer in the use of the internal mammary artery as a conduit for coronary artery bypass surgery. As Chief Resident, McPherson was awarded the Outstanding Teaching Award. Dr. McPherson returned to USC for his cardiothoracic surgery fellowship where he studied under renowned surgeon Dr. Vaughn Starnes. In addition Dr. McPherson studied esophageal and pulmonary surgery with Dr. Tom DeMeester, an international leader in this field. After serving four years on the USC faculty, Dr. McPherson founded the Los Angeles Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Group. The practice focuses on minimally invasive heart valve surgery, early diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer. Dr. McPherson is one of the only surgeons in Los Angeles performing thoracic surgical procedures utilizing the da Vinci surgical robot. He has also trained extensively in endovascular therapy for aortic aneurysmal disease, lower extremity peripheral arterial disease and chronic venous insufficiency. He is a firm believer that minimally invasive approaches decrease both postoperative pain and the hospital length of stay. Dr. McPherson has demonstrated medical staff leadership as chairman of cardiothoracic surgery at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Torrance from 2010-2013. Under his leadership, the 442-bed hospital has been awarded the Trueven Health Analytics (formerly Thompson Reuters) Top 100 Hospital Award for the second consecutive year. Dr. McPherson has provided vital leadership in achieving quality outcomes and blood conservation. He was recently appointed chairman of the general surgery section at St. Vincent Medical Center. He has also served as chairman of surgery at Centinela Hospital Medical Center and Medical Director of Cardiovascular Surgery at St. Vincent Medical Center. Dr. McPherson's charitable work includes serving on the boards of the Los Angeles American Heart Association , Barlow Respiratory Hospital and Challengers Boys and Girls Club. He is fluent in Spanish and has made numerous television and radio appearances educating the public on heart, lung and vascular disease. In his free time, he enjoys travel and is an avid fan of tennis.

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