Dr. Vaughn Starnes, Heart Valve Surgeon

Hello! My name is Dr. Vaughn Starnes and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from North Carolina (Chapel Hill) in 1977. To date, I have performed approximately 12,000 cardiac surgeries, of which 4,000 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at hospitals including University of Southern California and Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. Read more...

22 Patient Reviews for Dr. Starnes

"Thanks goes to Dr. Starnes for a successful mitral valve repair surgery at the right time!"

-- Debby Tomlinson, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, 09/13/2011

"Dr. Starnes put me at ease immediately during our first meeting I knew he was my guy. He did the Bentall procedure for me (includes aortic valve & ascending aorta aneurysm) plus one bypass. I had complications but him and his team took care of them. Dr. Craig Baker is also very excellent. I am here today because of him and his team including Dr Mitra Nadim. Wouldn't go anywhere else for heart surgery."

-- Lonnie Parker, Aortic Valve, Median Sternotomy, Root Replacement, 01/27/2017

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My Specialities & Interests

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

  • Aortic valve replacement including the Ross Procedure
  • Mitral valve repair
  • Minimally invasive valve repair

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

  • Minimally invasive surgical approaches (robotic, transcatheter)
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Transplant

Education, Training & Certificates

Dr. Vaughn Starnes, heart surgeon, graduated from North Carolina (Chapel Hill) in 1977.

Dr. Vaughn Starnes

University of Southern California
1520 San Pablo St.
Los Angeles, CA 90033
(888) 536-1766

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