Dr. J Kent Thorne, MD

Dr. J Kent Thorne, MD

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Cardiac Surgery  ·  
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66 y/o
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Dr. J Kent Thorne, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Salt Lake City, UT and has been practicing for 40 years. He specializes in cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, and more.Read his story

MountainStar Cardiovascular Surgery

1160 E 3900 S Ste 3500

Salt Lake City, UT 84124
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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Federal Employee Program (FEP)
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • PEHP

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Top Care Areas

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Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
very high
more than 95% of peers
Lung Surgery
very high
more than 92% of peers
Carotid Artery Disease
high
more than 84% of peers

Dr. Thorne's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Thorne's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Thorne "J. Kent Thorne, MD, FACS, specializes in complex heart valve replacement and repair and is a recipient of the prestigious Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Fellowship from Boston Children's Hospital.Dr. Thorne was born and raised in Salt Lake City and earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Utah. Following graduation, he earned his medical degree at the University of Utah School of Medicine. After completing his internship at the University of California Los Angeles, Dr. Thorne returned to the University of Utah for his surgical and cardiothoracic residency training. He also completed a fellowship program in pediatric cardiac surgery at the Boston Children's Hospital.Dr. Thorne is a board-certified surgeon who works hard to provide his patients with the care they need to resolve or diminish heart conditions and experience improved health."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Thorne "Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life. In recognition of this commitment, we strive to deliver high quality, cost effective healthcare in the communities we serve."

3  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

3  Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
  • Thoracic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

69  Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
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65  Procedures

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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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Education

  • University of Utah School of Medicine - Salt Lake City
    Medical School | Graduated 1978
  • University of California Los Angeles School of MedicineLos Angeles CA
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University of Utah School of Medicine - Salt Lake City
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Boston's Children's Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Thorne has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Thorne's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Thorne

3.9

Based on 11 reviews

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I had a follow-up appointment with Dr. Thorne for a sub-carotid stenosis. I mentioned that my 47 year old brother passed away suddenly from heart disease two weeks prior to my appointment. He looked at me and said that he wanted me to have a Stress EKG that afternoon. And that he thought that would...Read More
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Very personable. Explained procedure to my understanding. Answered questions to my satisfaction.
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Thanks for all you did for me. If not for you and your staff I would probably not be here. How can you say thanks for that.
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I really like dr Thorne. He is always very helpful. I would recommend him to all my friends.
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I felt that i was in the hands of a very competent Physician with Dr. Thorne,
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