Dr. James Donahue, MD

Dr. James Donahue, MD

Thoracic Surgery  ·  
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Age 48
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Dr. James Donahue, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Birmingham, AL and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from Harvard Med Sch in 1996 and specializes in thoracic surgery and cardiac surgery.Read his story

2000 6th Ave S

Birmingham, AL 35233

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Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Cigna
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid of Alabama
  • Medicare
  • Tricare
  • TriWest Champus
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • VIVA Health

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Dr. Donahue's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Donahue performs Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs) more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Donahue performs this procedure more than 93% of his peers

Lung Surgery
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Donahue performs Lung Surgery more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Donahue performs this procedure more than 91% of his peers

Lung Cancer
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Donahue treats Lung Cancer more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Donahue treats this condition more than 83% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
  • Bronchogenic Carcinoma
  • Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Small Cell Lung Cancer

Dr. Donahue's conditions and procedures:

Aneurysm
Aortic Aneurysm
Aortic Ectasia
Aortic Stenosis
Aortic Valve Disease
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Arrhythmias
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Flutter
Benign Tumor
Cancer
Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
Cardiomyopathy
Carotid Artery Disease
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
Congenital Heart Defects
Congestive Heart Failure
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Empyema
Endocarditis
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Surgery
Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
Excision of Esophageal Lesion
Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
Head and Neck Cancer
Head and Neck Surgery
Heart Disease
Heart Surgery
Hernia Repair
Lobectomy, Open
Lung Cancer
Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
Lung Removal, Open
Lung Surgery
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
Mitral Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
Pericardial Disease
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Pleura Cancer
Pleural Cancer
Port Placements or Replacements
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Embolism
Thoracentesis
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
Thrombosis
Tracheal Surgery
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
Vascular Disease
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

Care Philosophy

    

Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

  • 2008
    Mayo Clinic-Rochester
    Fellowship Hospital
    2008
  • 2005
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Residency Hospital
    2005
  • 1996
    Harvard Med Sch
    Medical School
    1996

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Kind, caring, knowledgeable, and thorough. High degree of expertise. Very satisfied.
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After a surprising discovery that I was born with a pulmonary sequestration, Dr. Donahue performed the surgery to remove the sequestration. The entire experience from start to finish was fantastic, and I will always be indebted to Dr. Donahue for his care, professionalism and diligence in regards...Read More
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Dr. Donahue is very professional, mild mannered and explains things very well. Thankful he was my physician !!
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I have lung cancer .My Doctor James Donahue talked to me gave me my options. I chose surgery to remove tumor, Thoracotomy. I have done well since surgery. And I am able to assume my normal life 4weeks after .I am very impressed with Doctor Donahue.
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Dr Donahue removed part of my lung in March 2018. He explained clearly about what to expect before my surgery. During my stay in the hospital, his residents, CRNPs, and himself visited me everyday to check on my progress and pain control. I received very good care at the hospital.
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
Blue Advantage Complete PPO
Blue Advantage Premier PPO
Cigna
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid of Alabama
Medicare
Tricare
TriWest Champus
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
VIVA Health