Dr. John Lamberti Jr, MD

Dr. John Lamberti Jr, MD

Cardiac Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 76
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Dr. John Lamberti Jr, MD is a cardiac surgery doctor who practices in La Jolla, CA. He is 76 years old and has been practicing for 45 years.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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  • Cardiac Surgery

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*

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


  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Heart Surgery
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Lung Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Surgery
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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.


    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

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Dr. Lamberti Jr's Performance

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Office & Staff Performance

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Average wait time
Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

in Phoenix, AZ |
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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Dr. Lamberti Jr accepts 8 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
    Priority Select HMO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Sharp Health Plan
    Gold Value
    Health Premier

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Hospitals where Dr. Lamberti Jr has admitting privileges

Sharp Memorial Hospital
7901 Frost St
San Diego, CA 92123
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Rady Children's Hospital - San Diego
3020 Childrens Way
San Diego, CA 92123
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