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...

9 Patient Reviews for Dr. Kauten

"It was like reading a book you can't put down. Beginning with a layman's illustration and demonstration of what is wrong and what is needed to fix the problem. Shown via plastic heart model. That relieved my fears quite a bit. After my surgery he continued to hold my confidence and admiration (beautiful straight scar). Oh, I had aortic valve replaced and mitral valve repaired. I highly recommend him ..."

-- Laura Shepherd, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, Median Sternotomy, 10/13/2017

"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

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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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