Dr. John Lamberti Jr, MD

Dr. John Lamberti Jr, MD

Cardiac Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 76
Dr. John Lamberti Jr, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 45 years. He graduated from University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine in 1967 and specializes in cardiac surgery.Read his 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)
  • MultiPlan
  • Sharp Health Plan

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Septal Defect
more than 52% of peers
more than 36% of peers
Congenital Heart Defects
more than 33% of peers

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Dr. Lamberti Jr's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lamberti Jr "Dr. Lamberti leads the pediatric heart surgery program at Rady Children's Hospital, and also performs surgeries for adult congenital heart defects at Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center. Dr. Lamberti's clinical and research interests are focused on the surgical treatment of congenital heart disease in infants, children, and adults of all ages. He has extensive experience and expertise in the areas of complex infant heart surgery, the surgical repair of cardiac valves, and the comprehensive management of functional single ventricle patients of all ages. In 1978, Dr. Lamberti developed the pediatric cardiac surgery program at the Children’s Hospital of San Diego. In 2000, Dr. Lamberti moved to New York City where he was appointed Chief of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery at the Weill Cornell campus of the New York Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH). He was also appointed to the staff of the Columbia Presbyterian campus of NYPH. In 2003, Dr. Lamberti was appointed as an Associate Professor in the Department of Cardiac Surgery at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Chief of Cardiac Surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Oakland, California. In 2005, Dr. Lamberti returned to San Diego as the Eugene and Joyce Klein Director of the Heart Institute at the Rady Children’s Hospital of San Diego. He is also a Professor in the Department of Surgery at the UC San Diego School of Medicine, and has authored or co-authored more than 16 book chapters and more than 120 published papers in peer-reviewed journals."
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1  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery

3  Board Certifications

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

11  Conditions Treated

  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Heart Disease
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Vascular Disease

11  Procedures

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.


  • University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1967
  • Brigham and Womens Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1968
  • Brigham and Womens Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1973
  • Childrens Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1974

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lamberti Jr has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lamberti Jr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lamberti Jr to family and friends
4 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

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Dr. Lamberti Jr's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


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  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

Dr. Lamberti is 1 in a million. He first did surgery on my daughter when she was 6 months old. He has done a few others over the years. Our daughter turns 34 this month so success is obvious. Perhaps most importantly. We saw him last month and his caring comments were absolutely genuine. He...more
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He is very hands on dr. and did a really good job on making my son heart happy again..the surgery was indeed a success ??
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