Dr. James Kauten, Heart Valve Surgeon

Hello! My name is Dr. James Kauten and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from The Chicago Medical School in 1978. To date, I have performed approximately 11,000 cardiac surgeries, of which more than 3,000 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at Piedmont Heart. Read more...

8 Patient Reviews for Dr. Kauten

"He is excellent and my aortic valve replacement surgery experience was perfect. He is very professional, personable and an effective communicator. My experience includes every step in the overall process; his PA, office staff, hospital (Piedmont Heart, etc.) I highly recommend him to all of my family, friends and associates."

-- Hugh Switzer, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 07/12/2017

"Dr Kauten was excellent in all respects and he took on a very difficult surgery, that took most of his day and early evening. My cardiologist Dr Dhruva was instrumental in getting Dr Kauten to do the surgery! I hope never have the need for heart surgery again, but Dr Kauten would definately be our first and second choice. My wife and I are very grateful he decided to be a surgeon at the Marcus Heart Valve Center at Piedmont Peachtree Hospital. "

-- Herman Plybon, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 05/04/2016

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My Specialities & Interests

Specific to heart valve surgery, you should know that I have several specialties including:

  • Aortic valve and aortic root surgery
  • Mitral valve repair
  • Minimally invasive surgery

In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:

  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
  • Surgical valve research

Education, Training & Certificates

Dr. James Kauten, heart surgeon, graduated from The Chicago Medical School in 1978.

After medical school, Dr. Kauten completed a Surgical Residency at Southern Illinois School of Medicine in 1983. Then, Dr. Kauten completed a Cardiothoracic Residency at Emory University in 1986.

Dr. Kauten is board certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

Dr. James Kauten

Piedmont Heart
95 Collier Road, Suite 5015
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 996-0375

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