Dr. James Greelish, MD


Cardiac Surgery | Male

Caromont Heart 2555 Court Dr Ste 200 Gastonia, NC 28054 Get Directions
Dr. James Greelish, MD
Dr. James Greelish, MD is a cardiac surgery doctor who practices in Gastonia, NC. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 25 years. Dr. Greelish is affiliated with CaroMont Health.

Learn about this doctor

Dr. Greelish's Care Philosophy

Mutidisciplinary team assessment of patients to arrive at the best patient care decisions. Secondary Specialties: General Surgery

Dr. Greelish's Experience

Experience Match

See how Dr. Greelish's experience matches your preferences.


For the best healthcare for your needs, choose a doctor who specializes in your medical condition.

Board Certifications

Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which they practice.

Conditions Treated

Check to see that this provider treats your medical condition.

Procedures Performed

Check to see that this provider performs the procedure that you need.

Background Check

Check to see if your provider has any malpractices, board actions, or sanctions.


Learn more about where this provider went to medical school, residency, and more.

Awards & Recognition

View information about special awards and recognition for this provider.

Languages Spoken

Check to see what languages this provider and/or staff speak.

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

View memberships and affiliations associated with this provider.

Visiting Dr. Greelish

Dr. Greelish accepts 8 insurance carriers

Dr. Greelish is now accepting new patients

Affiliated Hospitals

Hospital Quality
Check out the quality of care at the 1 hospitals where Dr. Greelish has admitting privileges.

Dr. Greelish's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Greelish to family and friends
based on 4 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Greelish's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Conway, SC |
Very inconsiderate toward family of the patient. Complained that he had to cancel his plans because he was operating on my mother's heart. She died.
Have you seen Dr. James Greelish, MD?
Are you Dr. Greelish?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!

Compare Dr. Greelish

Compare this Doctor
View other doctors with similar experience to find the right doctor for you.
View all 10 matches

Dr. Greelish's Care Philosophy

Mutidisciplinary team assessment of patients to arrive at the best patient care decisions. Secondary Specialties: General Surgery

Dr. Greelish'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, Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery and Thoracic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Alpha Omega Alpha, 1992
    • cum laude - Wake Forest Medical School, 1992
    • Jonathan E. Rhoads Research Award, 1998
    • National Research Service Award (NRSA), 1996
    What is a recognized doctor
  • Media & Publications
    • Interrelationship between atrial natriuretic factor concentrations and acute volume expansion in pregnant and nonpregnant women. Hatjis CG, Kofinas AD, Greelish JP, Swain M, Rose JC, 1990
    • Greelish, JP, Eagle SS, Zhao, DX, Deegan RJ, Crenshaw MH, Balaguer JM, Ahmad RM, Byrne JG. Management of new-onset mitral regurgitation with intraoperative angiography and intraoperative percutaneous coronary intervention. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 2006 Jan;131(1):239-240.
    • Greelish JP, Su LT, Lankford EB, Stedman HH. Stable restoration of the sarcoglycan complex in dystrophic muscle perfused with histamine and a recombinant adeno-associated viral vector. Nature Medicine 1999;Apr;5(4):439-443
    • Greelish JP, Friedberg JS: Secondary pulmonary malignancy. Surgical Clinics of North America 2000; Apr;80(2); 633-657.
    • Hatjis CG, Kofinas, Greelish JP, Swain M, Rose JC: Atrial natriuretic factor concentrations during pregnancy and in the postpartum period. A J Perinatology 1992;Jul;9(4):275-278., 1992
    • 4. Haecker SE, Stedman HH, Balice-Gordon RJ, Smith DB, Greelish JP, Mitchell MA, Wells A, Sweeney HL, Wilson JM: In vivo expression of full length human dystrophin from adenoviral vectors deleted of all viral genes. Human Gene Therapy 1996;Oct1;7(15):1907-1914.
    • Neely CF, DiPierro FV, Kong M, Greelish JP, Gardner TJ. A1 adenosine receptor antagonists block ischemia-reperfusion injury of the heart. Circulation, 1996;Nov1;94 (supp 9):II376-380.
    • Greelish, JP, Ailiwadi M, Balaguer JM, Ahmad RM, Zhao DX, Petracek MR, Byrne JG. Combined percutaneous coronary intervention and valve surgery. Curr Opin Cardiol 2006 Mar;21(2):113-117.
    • Pretorius M, Donahue BS, Yu C, Greelish JP, Roden DM, Brown NJ. Plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 as a predictor of postoperative atrial fibrillation after cardiopulmonary bypass. Circulation 2007 Sept 11;116(11 Suppl):I1-7.
    • Greelish JP, Cohn LH, Leacche M, Mitchell M, Karavas A, Fox J, Byrne JG, Aranki SF, Couper GS. Minimally invasive mitral valve repair suggests earlier operations for mitral valve disease. Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery 2003;Aug;126(2):365-371
    • Atrial natriuretic factor maternal and fetal concentrations in severe preeclampsia.Hatjis CG, Greelish JP, Kofinas AD, Stroud A, Hashimoto K, Rose JC, 1989
    • James P. Greelish, MD profile
    • CaroMont Health: Raising the Bar for Regional Cardiac Care, Jan 2011

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

    What is medical malpractice
  • 0

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    What are board actions

Board Certifications

Why It Matters: Dr. Greelish'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... More

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

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
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease


  • Medical School
    Wake Forest University

    Graduated in 1992

  • Internship Hospital
    The University Of Pennsylvania

    Completed in 1993

  • Residency Hospital
    Harvard Medical School (Brigham and Women's Hospital)

    Completed in 2002

    The University Of Pennsylvania

    Completed in 1999

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Harvard Medical School (Brigham and Women's Hospital)

    Completed in 2000

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

Dr. Greelish does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Greelish and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your free profile.


  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • 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
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Defect Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Impella Device
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Maze Procedure
  • Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy