Dr. James Fingleton, MD

Dr. James Fingleton, MD

Cardiac Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 58
Dr. James Fingleton, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Providence, RI and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from Temple University School Of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in cardiac surgery and general surgery.

2 Dudley St Ste 360

Providence, RI 02905

Contact Information

(508) 973-2000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Aortic Valve Disease
very high
more than 91% of peers
Heart Disease
more than 89% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
more than 88% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • General Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

43  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease


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38  Procedures


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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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  • Temple University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Temple University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Temple University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Wayne State University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Fingleton has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Fingleton's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fingleton to family and friends
10 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (10)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Fingleton's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Of all the Doctors,cardiologists, nurses and cardiac testing technicians, and Physical therapists that were involved in my care before and after, everyone assured me that Dr Fingleton was the best surgeon in southern New England. In fact my cardiologist insisted that I wait for an open date with...more
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My Father was admitted to The Miriam Hospital for a stent procedure & it was discovered that he needed to have open heart bypass surgery at eighty years of age. He does not do good with invasive surgery & anesthesia, so I told the nurses at Miriam that I wanted to take him to Mass General. Instead...more
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There is not enough good I can say about Dr Fingleton and his staff.The man literally saved my life. Thank You,thank you,thank you
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Dr. Fingleton is a wonderful doctor. I had emergency surgery for a SCAD and he saved my life.
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