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Dr. Joelle Coletta, MD is a cardiac 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 cardiac surgery.Read her story
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
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Dr. Coletta's bio
This content was provided by Dr. Coletta "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 "
2 Board Certifications
Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*