Dr. Wheatley received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and completed his Cardiovascular Surgery Residency at The University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, Texas in addition to completing a Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Fellowship at The Arizona Heart Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. Prior to joining TriStar Cardiovascular Surgery, he served as Director of Aortic and Endovascular Surgery and Surgical Director of the TAVR Program at Temple University Hospital and Associate Professor of Surgery at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Wheatley also was an attending Cardiovascular Surgeon at The Arizona Heart Institute in Phoenix. Dr. Wheatley, an internationally recognized expert in aortic treatments, specializes in open and endovascular repair of complex aortic diseases along with the surgical treatment of coronary artery disease and valvular heart disease. He performs open aortic repair along with percutaneous aortic interventions including TEVAR (Thoracic Endovascular Aneurysm Repair) and EVAR (Endovascular Aneurysm Repair) for both aortic aneurysms and dissections. Dr. Wheatley treats both aortic aneurysms and aortic dissections by performing ascending aortic replacements and aortic root replacements, open arch replacements, open abdominal aneurysm repair, and thoracoabdominal aneurysm repair. He also performs TAVR procedures and surgery and percutaneous interventions for peripheral vascular disease.
Dr. Wheatley III's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
Board certified in General Surgery and Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
Why It Matters: Dr. Wheatley III's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
Aortic Valve Disease
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Bicuspid Aortic Valve
Carotid Artery Disease
Coarctation of the Aorta
Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
Congenital Heart Defects
Congenital Heart Disease
Congestive Heart Failure
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Coronary Artery Dissection
Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
Heart Tumors, Benign
Heart Valve Diseases
Mitral Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Peripheral Arterial Dissection
Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Aortic Aneurysm Repair
Aortic Aneurysm Stent Grafting
Aortic Reconstruction Surgery
Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Carotid Artery Stent Placement
Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Endovascular Repair of Aorta
Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
Endovascular Repair of Visceral Aorta
Head and Neck Surgery
Heart Defect Repair
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Mitral Valve Surgery
Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Port Placements or Replacements
Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
Vascular Surgical Procedure
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Tennessee.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Florida State University
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University
Medical School | Graduated 1994
University Of Florida College Of Medicine
Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
Ohio State University Medical Center
Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
Arizona Heart Institute
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Wheatley III has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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