Dr. James Huang, MD

Dr. James Huang, MD

Thoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 41
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Dr. James Huang, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons in 1998 and specializes in thoracic surgery and cardiac surgery.

1275 York Ave

New York, NY 10065

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Locals (any local)
  • MultiPlan
  • QualCare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Huang performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Pleural Cancer
very high
more than 99% of peers
Lung Cancer
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Huang "I am a surgeon who specializes in the treatment of cancers of the chest including lung cancer, esophageal cancer, thymoma, thymic carcinoma, mediastinal tumors, lung metastases, and mesothelioma. When possible, I utilize minimally invasive surgical techniques to reduce trauma and speed the recovery process. Video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) lobectomy permits the removal of lung tumors through small incisions, and endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) now provides a much less invasive method to biopsy and stage lung cancer.

I have a special interest in the treatment of patients with thymoma, thymic carcinoma, and other mediastinal tumors. My research centers on increasing our knowledge about these uncommon diseases. By examining the genetic and molecular characteristics of thymomas and thymic carcinomas, we can better understand how these tumors develop and can create new targeted therapies to treat them. To enhance the quality of our care, I developed and maintain the MSKCC thymoma database to follow the outcomes of our patients. My colleagues and I are actively pursuing clinical trials to find more-effective therapies to treat these tumors. The treatment of these tumors often requires a collaborative effort between surgeons, oncologists and radiation oncologists, and we are fortunate here at MSKCC to have a team of experts specifically interested in thymoma and thymic carcinoma.

In addition, I am also committed to the training of future leaders in thoracic surgery. I lead the teaching program for our fellows in thoracic surgery and serve on a national committee overseeing all thoracic surgery training programs in the United States. The interaction we have with our fellows and students is a continual source of renewal and enrichment. Educating the physicians of tomorrow is a unique privilege that will continue to advance our fight against cancer.

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2  Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

44  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Vascular Disease
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32  Procedures

  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Lymphadenectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
  • Non-Invasive Mechanical Ventilation With Robotic Assistance
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Sympathectomy
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracoscopic Drainage of Pleural Cavity With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Excision of Lung With Robotic Assistance
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

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

Education

  • Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Huang has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Huang's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Huang to family and friends
3 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (3)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Dr. Huang's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Dr. Huang is an amazing surgeon that correctly diagnosed my condition where others in my area did not. Dr. Huang is polite, thoughtful, compassionate, and highly skilled. He explained everything, made me feel at ease and answered every question I had. I can't say enough great things about him...more
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