Dr. James McPherson, MD

Dr. James McPherson, MD

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Thoracic Surgery  ·  
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55 y/o
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Dr. James McPherson, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Oxnard, CA and has been practicing for 21 years. He specializes in thoracic surgery, cardiac surgery, and more.Read his story

Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgeons of Ventura County

1700 N Rose Ave Ste 420

Oxnard, CA 93030
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net of California
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Aneurysm
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more than 67% of peers
Aortic Aneurysm
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more than 66% of peers
Vascular Disease
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more than 60% of peers

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Dr. McPherson's bio

This content was provided by Dr. McPherson "Dr. James G. McPherson is a cardiovascular surgeon at Cardiovascular & Thoeracic Surgeons of Ventura County, located in Oxnard, CA. He is also a medical director of the Los Angeles Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Group. Dr. McPherson is board certified in thoracic surgery and performs all aspects of adult cardiac, general thoracic and peripheral vascular surgery. Dr. McPherson received a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Southern California. (USC). He then attended Tulane University where he received his Doctor of Medicine degree as well as a Masters in Public Health. He then completed his general surgery training at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City. There, he continued his interest in cardiovascular surgery while working with Dr. George Green, a pioneer in the use of the internal mammary artery as a conduit for coronary artery bypass surgery. As Chief Resident, McPherson was awarded the Outstanding Teaching Award. Dr. McPherson returned to USC for his cardiothoracic surgery fellowship where he studied under renowned surgeon Dr. Vaughn Starnes. In addition, Dr. McPherson studied esophageal and pulmonary surgery with Dr. Tom DeMeester, an international leader in this field. After serving four years on the USC faculty, Dr. McPherson founded the Los Angeles Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Group. The practice focuses on minimally invasive heart valve surgery, early diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer. Dr. McPherson is one of the only surgeons in Los Angeles performing thoracic surgical procedures utilizing the da Vinci surgical robot. He has also trained extensively in endovascular therapy for the aortic aneurysmal disease, lower extremity peripheral arterialdisease and chronic venous insufficiency. He is a firm believer that minimally invasive approaches decrease both postoperative pain and the hospital length of stay. Dr. McPherson has demonstrated medical staff leadership as chairman of cardiothoracic surgery at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Torrance from 2010-2013. Under his leadership, the 442-bed hospital has been awarded the Trueven Health Analytics (formerly Thompson Reuters) Top 100 Hospital Award for the second consecutive year. Dr. McPherson has provided vital leadership in achieving quality outcomes and blood conservation. He was recently appointed chairman of the general surgery section at St. Vincent Medical Center. He has also served as chairman of surgery at Centinela Hospital Medical Center and Medical Director of Cardiovascular Surgery at St. Vincent Medical Center. Dr. McPherson's charitable work includes serving on the boards of the Los Angeles American Heart Association, Barlow Respiratory Hospital and Challengers Boys and Girls Club. He is fluent in Spanish and has made numerous television and radio appearances educating the public on heart, lung and vascular disease. In his free time, he enjoys travel and is an avid fan of tennis."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. McPherson "My practice focuses on minimally invasive approaches to heart, lung, vein and vascular health. Our patients benefit from less pain, shorter stays in the hospital and a more rapid return to active living."

5  Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Phlebology
  • Vascular Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

66  Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heroin Overdose
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
  • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease of Extremities
  • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
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66  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • University of Southern California
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1985
  • Tulane University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • St Luke'S Roosevelt Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • St Lukes Roosevelt Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Usc Lac Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. McPherson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. McPherson's Reviews

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Very knowledgeable and competent doctor with an excellent bed side manner.
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