Dr. James Hays Jr, MD
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Interventional Cardiology | Male

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Jackson Heart Clinic is a unique team of independent cardiovascular specialists committed to providing comprehensive and compassionate care to the patients and families we serve. Our mission is to set the standard in the delivery of quality, personalized care. We believe the needs of our patients come first.

Biography

Dr Hays graduated Cum Laude with an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Mississippi in Oxford. He then earned his medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. During his medical school years, he also completed clerkships at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Harvard Medical School, and the Mayo Medical School. After finishing his internal medicine residency at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, he completed his cardiology fellowship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He is board certified in cardiology and interventional cardiology.

He is a fellow in the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the Society of Coronary Angiography and Interventions. He is also a member of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. He serves as a delegate to the American Medical Association, secretary to the Mississippi State Medical Association, and past president of the Central Medical Society. He is a past award receipt of the Dr. James Waites leadership award.

He currently serves as the Chairman of the Governor's Task Force on Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, the Governor's Appointee to the Mississippi Tobacco Control Advisory Council, and the Lt. Governor's Appointee to the board of directors of the Healthcare Trust Fund. He is a past recipient of the Pat Yarbrough Outstanding Individual Volunteer award from the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership and immediate past chair for the Greater Jackson Chamber.

A member of First Baptist Church Jackson, he is a deacon and Sunday school teacher. He is a past board member of Mission First, a nonprofit inner-city mission, health, and legal clinic. He is an advocate for child exercise and obesity prevention and serves on the board of "You Gotta Move!", a nonprofit organization which created an exercise DVD for public school youth. He also currently serves on the board of Jackson Preparatory School.

He and his wife, Elizabeth, have two sons.

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      16 to 30 minutes
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    Excellent thoroughness and bedside manners. Felt like I was his only patient. Did a great job of explaining the medical terminology so that I could understand.
    in Madison, MS |
    Heart surgeon on call. came in middle of the night and fixed my heart. knowledgeable and sincere. I wouldn't trust anyone else.
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    Dr Hays graduated Cum Laude with an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Mississippi in Oxford. He then earned his medical degree from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. During his medical school years, he also completed clerkships at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Harvard Medical School, and the Mayo Medical School. After finishing his internal medicine residency at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, he completed his cardiology fellowship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He is board certified in cardiology and interventional cardiology.

    He is a fellow in the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the Society of Coronary Angiography and Interventions. He is also a member of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology and the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. He serves as a delegate to the American Medical Association, secretary to the Mississippi State Medical Association, and past president of the Central Medical Society. He is a past award receipt of the Dr. James Waites leadership award.

    He currently serves as the Chairman of the Governor's Task Force on Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, the Governor's Appointee to the Mississippi Tobacco Control Advisory Council, and the Lt. Governor's Appointee to the board of directors of the Healthcare Trust Fund. He is a past recipient of the Pat Yarbrough Outstanding Individual Volunteer award from the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership and immediate past chair for the Greater Jackson Chamber.

    A member of First Baptist Church Jackson, he is a deacon and Sunday school teacher. He is a past board member of Mission First, a nonprofit inner-city mission, health, and legal clinic. He is an advocate for child exercise and obesity prevention and serves on the board of "You Gotta Move!", a nonprofit organization which created an exercise DVD for public school youth. He also currently serves on the board of Jackson Preparatory School.

    He and his wife, Elizabeth, have two sons.

    Dr. Hays Jr' Care Philosophy

    Jackson Heart Clinic is a unique team of independent cardiovascular specialists committed to providing comprehensive and compassionate care to the patients and families we serve. Our mission is to set the standard in the delivery of quality, personalized care. We believe the needs of our patients come first.

    Dr. Hays Jr' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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    •  Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
    •  Board certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology
    •  Malpractice claims in Mississippi not available
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

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    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Interventional Cardiology

    Conditions Treated

    • Aneurysm
    • Aneurysm and Dissection 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
    • Autonomic Disorders
    • Benign Tumor
    • Cardiomegaly
    • Cardiomyopathy
    • Cardiovascular Disease
    • Carotid Artery Disease
    • Chest Pain
    • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
    • Congenital Heart Defects
    • Congestive Heart Failure
    • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
    • Coronary Artery Dissection
    • Endocarditis
    • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
    • Heart Disease
    • Heart Murmur
    • Heart Palpitations
    • Heart Tumors, Benign
    • Hyperlipidemia
    • Hypertension
    • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
    • Hypertensive Heart Disease
    • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
    • Mitral Valve Disease
    • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
    • Mitral Valve Stenosis
    • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
    • Pulmonary Disease
    • Pulmonary Valve Disease
    • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
    • Thrombosis
    • Tricuspid Valve Disease
    • Vascular Disease

    Education

    • Medical School
      University Of Mississippi

      Graduated in 1991

    • Internship Hospital
      Mayo Clinic Rochester

      Completed in 1992

    • Residency Hospital
      Mayo Clinic Rochester

      Completed in 1994

    • Fellowship Hospital
      University Miss School Med

      Completed in 1997

    • Undergraduate School
      University Of Mississippi

      Graduated in 1987

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    Specialties

    • Interventional Cardiology
    • Cardiology

    Procedures Performed

    • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
    • Angioplasty With Stent Placement
    • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
    • Cardiac Electrophysiology
    • Cardiac Imaging
    • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
    • Cardiovascular Stress Test
    • Cardioversion, Elective
    • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
    • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
    • Echocardiography
    • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
    • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
    • Nuclear Stress Testing
    • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
    • Puncture Aspiration
    • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
    • Thrombolysis
    • Vascular Duplex Ultrasonography and Plethysmography