Dr. M Kamath, MD

Dr. M Kamath, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
67 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. M Kamath, MD is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Augusta, GA and has been practicing for 34 years. He specializes in cardiothoracic surgery.Read his story

Augusta University Cardiovascular Center on Chafee Avenue

1003 Chafee Ave

Augusta, GA 30904
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • EmblemHealth
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellCare

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Top Care Areas

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Vascular Disease
more than 58% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
more than 57% of peers
Heart Disease
more than 48% of peers

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Dr. Kamath's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kamath "M. Vinayak Kamath, M.D., Chief of the Section of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Director of Cardiovascular Services at Georgia Health Sciences Health System, is the Robert E. Ellison, M.D. Distinguished Chair in Cardiothoracic Surgery. He received his medical degree from Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College in Indore, India, completed a general surgery residency at the University of South Carolina and a cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at Georgia Health Sciences Health Systems. Dr. Kamath is a past Chairman of the Georgia State Board of Medical Examiners and the Georgia Board Task Force for Pain Policy. He is a past President of the University Hospital Medical Staff and former State Chairman of the national Committee for Health Care Reforms. Kamath served as a member of the Georgia State Board of Medical Examiners for six years including one year as Chair. He is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Southern Thoracic Association, American Medical Association and Medical Association of Georgia. As Director of the cardiovascular service line, Kamath oversees clinical and research activities related to cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery and cardiovascular anesthesia."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kamath "Augusta University Health is a world-class health care network offering the most comprehensive care in the region, where your health is our priority. As leaders in patient- and family-centered care, our physicians partner with our patients, their families, and other specialty physicians to provide an unmatched level of care. As the only academic medical center in the area, our patients receive the compassionate care they deserve along with leading-edge research and technologies not found anywhere else in the region. "

1  Specialties

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

2  Board Certifications

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

41  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Empyema
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
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44  Procedures

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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.


  • Mgm Medical College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1973
  • Indore University
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • University of South Carolina
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1977
  • University Of South Carolina School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1981
  • Medical College of Georgia
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • My Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kamath has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. M Kamath, MD
Upon meeting Dr. Kamath, I knew that God had connected me with the right Physician. The level of knowledge, comfort and care provided by him and his team, helped to ease my anxiety about my surgery. Thanks a million!
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