Dr. Joe Putnam Jr, MD

Dr. Joe Putnam Jr, MD

Thoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 65
Dr. Joe Putnam Jr, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in Jacksonville, FL and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from University Of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School Of Medicine in 1979 and specializes in thoracic surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, and more.Read his story

1235 San Marco Blvd Ste 2

Jacksonville, FL 32207

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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No malpractice claims found for Florida
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Dr. Putnam Jr's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
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Dr. Putnam Jr performs Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs) more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Putnam Jr performs this procedure more than 89% of his peers

Lung Surgery
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Dr. Putnam Jr performs Lung Surgery more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Putnam Jr performs this procedure more than 89% of his peers

Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Putnam Jr performs Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Putnam Jr performs this procedure more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Putnam Jr's conditions and procedures:

Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Adult Small Cell Lung Cancer
Benign Tumor
Bone Cancer
Bronchioalveolar Carcinoma
Bronchogenic Carcinoma
Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
Chest Tube Insertion
Clear Cell Adenocarcinoma
Decortication and Pleurectomy
Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal Diseases
Esophageal Stenting
Esophageal Surgery
Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
Excision of Esophageal Lesion
Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
Gastroenterologic Cancer (Colon, Stomach, Esophageal, Liver)
Hernia Repair
Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
Lobectomy, Open
Lung Cancer
Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
Lung Removal, Open
Lung Surgery
Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
Mediastinal Cancer
Mediastinal Tumors
Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
Metastatic Cancer
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
Open Thymectomy
Pleura Cancer
Pleural Cancer
Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
Port Placements or Replacements
Pulmonary Disease
Pulmonary Fibrosis
Respiratory System Cancer
Segmentectomy, Open
Small Cell Lung Cancer
Solitary Pulmonary Nodule
Stenting Procedures of the Airway (Trachea) and Esophagus
Thoracic Cancer
Thoracic Surgical Procedure
Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
Thymus Cancer
Trachea Cancer
Tracheal Reconstruction
Tracheal Resection
Tracheal Surgery
Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

About Me

We provide a coordinated, dedicated multidisciplinary and multispecialty team for all cancer patient care in a single location.  This closely integrated multidisciplinary care team creates a unique treatment environment to address all care ...


  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery


University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
Residency Hospital
University Rochester
Residency Hospital
Nci Surg Br
Fellowship Hospital
National Cancer Institute / National Institutes Of Health
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Residency Hospital
John Hopkins Hospital
Internship Hospital
University Of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, School Of Medicine
Medical School
University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
Undergraduate School


  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Top Scoring Physician RE: Overall Quality of Doctor Care, Vanderbilt Medical Group, 2007-2009
  • America's Top Doctors (Castle Connolly), 2006-Prese

Media & Publications

  • "Management of primary pulmonary artery sarcomas." Annals of Thoracic Surgery 2009 Mar; 87(3):977-84.,
  • "Accuracy of FDG-PET to diagnose lung cancer in a region of endemic granulomatous disease." Annals of Thoracic Surgery 92(2): 428-433, August, 2011.,
  • "Occult Metastases in Lymph Nodes Predict Survival in Resectable Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer." Journal of Clinical Oncology, 2011 (In Press).,
  • "Lymph node analysis in esophageal resection: American College of Surgeons Oncology Group Z0060 trial." Annals of Thoracic Surgery 421 2008; 86(2):418-21.,
  • "Lung Cancer Diagnosis from Proteomic Analysis of Preinvasive Lesions." Cancer Res, April 15, 2011; 3009.,
  • "Surgery With or Without Preoperative Paclitaxel and Carboplatin in Early-Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: Southwest Oncology Group Trial S9900, an Intergroup, Randomized, Phase III Trial." J Clin Oncol, April 10, 2010: 1843-1849.,
  • "Randomized Trial of Mediastinal Lymph Node Sampling Versus Complete Lymphadenectomy During Pulmonary Resection in the Patient with N0 or N1 (Less Than Hilar) Non-Small Cell Carcinoma: Results of the ACOSOG Z0030 Trial." J. Thorac Cardiovas. Surg., March 2011, 141: 662-670.,
  • "Successful treatment of atrioesophageal fistula via cervical esophageal ligation and decompression." Annals of Thoracic Surgery, June 2011, 91: e85-e86.,
  • "Cooperative Group Research Efforts in Thoracic Malignancies 2009: A Review from the 10th Annual International Lung Cancer Congress." Clinical Lung Cancer 2009 Nov; 395-404.,
  • "Cooperative group research efforts in lung cancer 2008: focus on advanced-stage non-small-cell lung cancer." Clinical Lung Cancer 2008 Nov; 9(6):346-51.,

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What People Say About Dr. Joe Putnam Jr, MD
Dr. Putnam is a fabulous surgeon with a wonderful bedside manner. He performed a lobectomy on my right lung in 2014 at Vanderbilt. I highly recommend this wonderful doctor.
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Care HMO
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Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO

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