Dr. Joelle Coletta, MD

Cardiac Surgery  |  
Female  |  
Age 48
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Dr. Joelle Coletta, MD
Dr. Coletta is chief of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Section at the Veterans Administration Hospital affiliated with UC San Diego, and also performs both cardiac and thoracic operations at Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center. Her areas of expertise include bypass surgery (including off-pump or "beating heart" procedures), valve repair and replacement, aortic surgery, and adoption of less invasive surgical techniques. She trained in cardiothoracic surgery at UC San Diego from 2002-2004 and then became the Department Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Naval Medical Center, San Diego. After leaving the Navy, she gained additional experience in mitral valve repair, minimally invasive techniques, and aortic surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Coletta joined the Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at UC San Diego Health System as an Assistant Clinical Professor in 2009. She combines her clinical interests in patient care with her genuine enthusiasm for teaching. General Surgery: Ship Surgeon on the USS John C. Stennis, 2000-2001 General Surgeon at Naval Medical Center, San Diego, 2000-2002 Cardiothoracic Surgery: Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Naval Medical Center, San Diego, 2004-2006 Clinical Associate at the Cleveland Clinic, 2006-2007 Staff Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Scripps Clinic Medical Group, 2007-2008 Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at University of California, San Diego, 2009-present

UC San Diego Health

9434 Medical Center Dr

La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Dr. Joelle Coletta, MD

Dr. Joelle Coletta, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Coletta's Experience

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Dr. Coletta'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 and Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
2

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
14

Conditions Treated

  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Lung Cancer
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Vascular Disease
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Procedures

  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lung Transplant
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Thoracentesis
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)

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

  • Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Naval Med Center San Diego
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Coletta has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Coletta's Reviews

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Dr. Coletta'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
    Under 10 minutes
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Dr. Coletta accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Coletta has admitting privileges

UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest
200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92103
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