Dr. John Luber, MD

Dr. John Luber, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
71 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. John Luber, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Tacoma, WA. He specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and cardiac surgery.

Franciscan Cardiothoracic Surgery Associates at St. Joseph

1802 Yakima Ave Ste 102

Tacoma, WA 98405
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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Top Care Areas

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Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
more than 85% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Luber "Dr. John Luber is a board certified cardiothoracic surgeon who has been practicing for over 25 years. He received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University, his medical degree at Tulane University School of Medicine and his general and thoracic surgery training at the Oregon Health Science University, Portland.

Dr. Luber completed his surgical training in 1982 at the Children s Hospital Medical Center, Boston, MA as the Senior Resident in Cardiovascular Surgery. Dr. Luber has been published in numerous papers, books and abstracts and has served as principal investigator in more than 30 clinical trials. Dr. Luber has been a part of the Franciscan Health System Heart Leadership team since 1998. He has served as Associate Professor of Surgery and chaired the division of cardiothoracic surgery at Albany Medical College and State University of New York at Stonybrook School of Medicine. "

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2  Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiac Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*

1  Conditions Treated

  • Adult Congenital Heart Disease

8  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

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.


  • Tulane University of Louisiana
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Oregon Health And Science University
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Oregon Health Sciences Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Childrens Hospital Boston
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Luber has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Luber's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Luber to family and friends
16 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

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Dr. Luber's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Excellent, caring and am so thankful for his care. Replaced aortic valve. I was aware of every step of surgery and Dr Luber took the best care of me. I highly recommend him and his staff. Nurse Teri is the best. They are caring and compassionate.
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Excellent team and positive manor. Felt fortunate to be in his care.
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Without Dr. Luber I wouldn't be alive today. He went way above and beyond to save me. What else can I say besides he'll always have a special place in my heart
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