Dr. James Donahue, MD

Dr. James Donahue, MD

Thoracic Surgery  ·  
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Age 49
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Dr. James Donahue, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Birmingham, AL and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1998 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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very high

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, Malignant
  • 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

Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

Education

2008
Mayo Clinic-Rochester
Fellowship Hospital
2005
Massachusetts General Hospital
Residency Hospital
1998
Harvard Medical School
Medical School
2008
2005
1998

Awards

Dr. Donahue's Reviews

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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