Dr. Timothy James, MD

Dr. Timothy James, MD

Cardiac Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
58 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Timothy James, MD is a cardiac surgery specialist in Winfield, IL and has been practicing for 22 years. He specializes in cardiac surgery.

Northwestern Medicine Regional Medical Group

25 N Winfield Rd Ste 201

Winfield, IL 60190
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • LifeSynch
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • Private HealthCare Systems

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Top Care Areas

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Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
more than 66% of peers
Aortic Valve Surgery
more than 63% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
more than 62% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. James "In my view the words "patient first" mean continuous improvement, and that's what we're trying to do. If you put the patient first it means you're taking the trouble to understand your processes, and trying to perfect them."

1  Specialties

  • Cardiac Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

21  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endocarditis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Peripheral Arterial Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Renal Artery Arteriosclerotic Disease
  • Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
  • Septal Defect
  • Varicose Veins

13  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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.


  • Stanford University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • Yale University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Rush University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Timothy James, MD
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Dr James and staff are always compassionate and professional in the office, on the phone or in the hospital. They discuss your questions and actually teach you. Quick to respond and very helpful when dealing with other medical offices or pharmacies. Dr James treats your current medical needs and...Read More
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If there is a special place in Heaven for doctor's, Timothy James, M.D. will have golden wings. Eight years ago, after having a heart attack with the "widow maker" being 100% blocked and two other arteries blocked, Dr. James saved my life. Today, he successfully performed a quadruple bypass on my...Read More
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Dr. James is hands down the most compassionate, skilled surgeon around. He performed heart surgery in my husband in April. The way he talks to the patient and family is unlike any doctor we’ve ever met. He’s genuinely cares for his patients and it shows through his bedside manner. His team is...Read More
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Dr James and his staff are the best medical professionals I have ever had take care of me. When you are told you need open heart surgery, it can be a bit scary. He was so informative about every step of the process I was totally confident that I was in great hands. I have told everyone I know, if...Read More
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Dr. James has an excellent bedside manor, very empathetic and takes lots of time to explain things to you. I trust Dr. James and his nurse practitioners (Witney). Having a heart condition is terrifying, but knowing you have a medical team that you trust is imperative ??. I am lucky to have found...Read More
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