About Dr. James Yun,
Heart Valve Surgeon
Hello! My name is Dr. James Yun and I am a cardiac surgeon having graduated from Yale University School of Medicine in 1995. Cleveland Clinic performs more than 4,500 heart surgeries each year. All Cleveland Clinic cardiac surgeons complete between 300-400 cardiac cases per year. Read more...
I believe my greatest strength is delivering meticulous care before, during, and after surgery, in addition to fostering strong teamwork within our multidisciplinary care teams.
What I love about heart surgery is the opportunity to positively impact a patient’s life in a way that is not possible by any other means. In practicing within a comprehensive and innovative cardiac center, we can offer each patient the treatment option best suited for their individual medical and personal circumstances.
4 Patient Reviews for
"Dr. Yun has excellent bedside manner. He listens to your concerns and takes care of them. I highly recommend him. Very easy to talk to and understand his plan."
-- Connie DeWald, Tricuspid Valve, Valve Replacement, 10/05/2020
"Dr. Yun is an excellent surgeon. I had an aortic valve replacement and Mitral valve repair. My surgery was more complicated than expected. Dr Yun called in another specialist to complete my surgery. I would not be here today if it were not for Dr. Yun. Dr Yun was always around in the morning to check on me and let me know what he wanted to happen during the day in order to get me one step closer to getting out of the ICU and into a regular room. He even checked on me after I left the ICU. I would recommend Dr. Yun for anyone. He is the best!!"
-- Christine Helmes, Aortic Valve, Mitral Valve, Valve Repair, Valve Replacement, 09/24/2020
My surgery went well. I remember meeting the anesthesiologist and then waking in ICU. After a couple of days in ICU, I was moved up to a regular room. Dr. Yun visited me every day and checked me over, talked with my husband and me and he even joked with us.
Dr. Yun was very professional and caring, so were the many nurses who attended me. I would recommend Cleveland Clinic to anyone needing heart surgery and especially my surgeon, Dr. James Yun. He did a great job and my scar is already fading nicely. "
-- Nancy Taylor, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 09/11/2020
Before the surgery he explained everything in great detail and covered everything so thoroughly that the questions on our list were already answered. He is the most kind and compassionate doctor that my son and I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. We have recommended him to several people in the event that they would ever need heart surgery.
We are so glad that we met such a special surgeon and person and that he performed my surgery. He saved my life and we will always be grateful!"
-- Lois Rahuba, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, Mini Sternotomy, 07/24/2020
My Specialities &
My heart surgery specialties include:
- Surgical and transcatheter aortic valve replacement surgery, ascending aortic replacement
- Mitral valve repair and replacement
- Tricuspid valve repair and replacement, coronary artery bypass grafting
In addition, I have research and clinical interests specific to:
- Cardiothoracic transplantation
- ECMO therapy, cardiac support
- Cardiac simulation and resident education
Education, Training & Certificates
Dr. James Yun, heart surgeon, graduated from Yale University School of Medicine in 1995.
After medical school, Dr. Yun completed a General Surgery Residency at Yale New Haven Hospital in 2002 and a General Surgery Residency at Brigham & Women's Hospital in 2004.
Dr. Yun has a PhD in Experimental Pathology from the University of California, Los Angeles. In addition, he completed a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at Stanford University Hospital and a fellowship in advanced cardiac surgery and cardiothoracic transplant at Cleveland Clinic.
Dr. Yun is board certified in cardiothoracic surgery.
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The office of Dr. Yun is located at 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195. To get driving directions to this office, please click the map below.
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Page last updated: November 24, 2020