Dr. Joelle Coletta, MD

Dr. Joelle Coletta, MD

Thoracic Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 50
Dr. Joelle Coletta, MD is a thoracic surgery specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 24 years. She graduated from Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med in 1994 and specializes in thoracic surgery and general surgery.Read her story

9434 Medical Center Dr

La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Insurance Accepted

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

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Coletta's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Dr. Coletta's conditions and procedures:

Aortic Valve Disease
Aortic Valve Surgery
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Heart Disease
Heart Surgery
Lung Cancer
Lung Surgery
Pulmonary Disease
Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
Vascular Disease

About Me


"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...


  • Thoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery


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


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What People Say About Dr. Joelle Coletta, MD
Dr Coleta was my surgeon for Aortic Valve Replacement! I chose a mechanical valve the surgery at the time was hit or miss and with the Drs persistence it worked out and I am very happy to say on the way to recovery!!!
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Insurance accepted

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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
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Molina Healthcare
MultiPlan PPO

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