Dr. John Kern, MD

Dr. John Kern, MD

Cardiac Surgery  ·  
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Age 56
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Dr. John Kern, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Charlottesville, VA and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from University Of Virginia in 1988 and specializes in cardiac surgery and vascular surgery.

1215 Lee St

Charlottesville, VA 22908

Contact Information

(434) 982-4301

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Aortic Aneurysm
very high
more than 99% of peers
Aneurysm
very high
more than 99% of peers
Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
very high
more than 98% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

5  Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
  • Thoracic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
  • Vascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

80  Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Arterial Dissections With Lentiginosis
  • Arteritis
  • Artery Disorders
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis of Aorta
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • Endocarditis
  • Fibromuscular Dysplasia
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome (MALS)
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • 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 Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Venous Compression
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Venous Insufficiency
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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

  • Pennsylvania State Univ
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • University Of Virginia
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • University Of Virginia
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • University Of Virginia
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • University Of Virginia
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kern's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kern

4.6

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Outstanding surgeon you can trust. Ancillary staff are handpicked top drawer professionals. Dr Kern and Dr Gimple have carefully assembled a terrific team of like professionals. You may place your trust and confidence in them. -em
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Ed in Charlittesville, VA – Aug 10, 2018
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In September 2017 I needed emergency bypass surgery. I was referred to Dr. John Kern and within two days I was scheduled for the surgery. Dr. Kern has been the very best physician with whom I have dealt for anything. He listens, he is kind, and most importantly he knows what he is doing and he...Read More
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E Susan Kellogg in Rockbridge Baths – Apr 12, 2018
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Best cardiac surgeon ever!! Dr. Kern is very concerned about his patients. He has so much compassion and carrying for everyone. I am so glad that I was referred to him for my open heart surgery. The incision healed quickly and without any problems. I would recommend him... he truly cares and...Read More
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Donna in Palmyra, VA – Oct 05, 2017
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