About Dr. James Wudel,
Heart Valve Surgeon

Hello! My name is Dr. James Wudel and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from Emory School of Medicine in 1987. To date, I have performed approximately 5,000 cardiac surgeries, of which 2,000 involved heart valve procedures. I regularly perform surgery at hospitals including Nebraska Heart Institute and St. Elizabeth Hospital. Read more...

2 Patient Reviews for
Dr. Wudel

"Dr. Wudel performed the surgery that gave me back my life. His skill, kindness and concern were all awesome"

-- Darlene Holecek, heart valve surgery patient

"Dr. Wudel performed the surgery that gave me back my life. His skill, kindness and concern were all awesome. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing serious heart surgery.

While I hope never to need another surgery, I would unhesitatingly trust my life to him again if necessary."

-- Darlene Holecek, Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, 02/18/2014

My Specialities &
Clinical Interests

My heart surgery specialties include:

  • Minimally invasive aortic valve surgery
  • Mitral valve surgery
  • Atrial fibrillation (Afib)

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

  • Principal Investigator for PARTNER II and SAPIEN 3i TAVR trials
  • Principal Investigator for COAPT MitraClip mitral valve repair trial
  • Coronary artery disease and Afib treatment

Education, Training & Certificates

Dr. James Wudel, heart surgeon, graduated from Emory School of Medicine in 1987.

After medical school, Dr. Wudel completed a General Surgery Residency in 1994 at Vanderbilt. Then, he completed a Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency in 1997 at University of California San Francisco and the Cleveland Clinic.

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

Schedule Appointment
with Dr. Wudel

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Wudel, you can:

  • Call (402) 327-1004 right now
  • Request an appointment by clicking here.

The office of Dr. Wudel is located at 7400 S 91st Street, Lincoln, NE 68526. To get driving directions to this office, please click the map below.



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