Dr. John Kern
Heart Surgeon

Charlottesville, VA
- Unregistered Surgeon

Patient Recommendations (3)

"I haven't had my surgery yet, but I want to say that Dr. John Kern has impressed me. The first doctor that I saw in my town just didn't have a good bedside manner from telling me (while I was all by myself) that I had to have heart surgery - this was a shock to me. I never expected that....there was such an uneasiness with this first doctor but I thought staying in my town would be better for my family - but the worries and fears never left me - I didn't feel comfortable putting my life in this first doctor's hands. So I went to UVA and met Dr. John Kern. Everything about my visit there from the moment I walked through the door was positive. The people who I dealt with - the nurse, the PA, the girls in the office and then Dr. Kern walked in - I was immediately put at ease - I knew this was going to be my doctor. I have only great things about him from several other doctors that I know - and I know that I made the right decision and I have total peace about my upcoming surgery in two weeks."

Posted by Nancy James, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 09/26/2017

"All my experiences were great with Dr. Kern. For such a major procedure, there was minimal discomfort and maximum results. Thank you!"

Posted by john kuhn, Aortic Valve, Valve Replacement, 04/07/2015

"Although this was my first major surgery and do not have much to compare it to, I thought my surgeon was as good as you can get. Doctor Kern came to my room every day to check on me personally. He also came in on a Sunday when he was off. I also saw the Fellow each day as well. I was so happy with my experience at University of Virginia and with Dr. Kern - I only wish he was more than a surgeon. Yes, he was that good."

Posted by Amy Hudson, Mitral Valve, Valve Replacement, 07/03/2007