Dr. Vaughn Starnes, MD

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Dr. Vaughn Starnes, MD

Cardiac Surgery | Male

USC Cardio Vascular Thoracic Inst. 1520 San Pablo St Ste 4300, Los Angeles, CA 90033 Get Directions

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Dr. Starnes specializes in Cardiac Surgery and practices in Los Angeles, CA. He practices at 1 location.

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  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgerynull
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Specialties

      • Cardiac Surgery

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      • Congenital Cardiac Surgery
      • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Aneurysm
      • Aneurysm of Heart
      • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
      • Aortic Aneurysm
      • Aortic Dissection
      • Aortic Ectasia
      • Aortic Stenosis
      • Aortic Valve Disease
      • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
      • Arrhythmias
      • Atrial Fibrillation
      • Atrial Flutter
      • Benign Tumor
      • Cancer
      • Cardiomegaly
      • Cardiomyopathy
      • Carotid Artery Disease
      • Coarctation of the Aorta
      • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
      • Congenital Heart Defects
      • Congenital Heart Disease
      • Congestive Heart Failure
      • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
      • Coronary Artery Dissection
      • Empyema
      • Endocarditis
      • Esophageal Cancer
      • Esophageal Diseases
      • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
      • Heart Disease
      • Heart Tumors, Benign
      • Lung Cancer
      • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
      • Mitral Valve Disease
      • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
      • Mitral Valve Stenosis
      • Patent Ductus Arteriosus
      • Pericardial Disease
      • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
      • Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
      • Peripheral Arterial Dissection
      • Pleural Neoplasm, Not Specified as Malignant
      • Pulmonary Disease
      • Pulmonary Embolism
      • Pulmonary Valve Disease
      • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
      • Secondary Hypertension
      • Septal Defect
      • Tetralogy of Fallot
      • Thrombosis
      • Vascular Disease

      Procedures Performed

      • Aortic Repair, Open or Repair of Arterial Aneurysm, Open
      • Aortic Valve Surgery
      • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
      • Cardiac Electrophysiology
      • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
      • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
      • Cardiac Shunting Procedures With or Without Aortic Repair or Coronary Anomaly Repair
      • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
      • Carotid Artery Stent Placement
      • Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) or Excision of Infected Graft
      • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
      • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
      • Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
      • Decortication and Pleurectomy
      • Endovascular Repair of Aorta
      • Endovascular Repair of Thoracic Aorta
      • Esophageal Surgery
      • Head and Neck Surgery
      • Heart Defect Repair
      • Heart Surgery
      • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
      • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
      • Lung Surgery
      • Maze Procedure
      • Mitral Valve Surgery
      • Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
      • Open Thymectomy
      • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
      • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
      • Pulmonary Valve Surgery
      • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
      • Resection of Cardiac Tumor
      • Thoracentesis
      • Thromboendarterectomy or Excision of Infected Graft
      • Tracheal Surgery
      • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
      • Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair
      • Tricuspid Valve Surgery
      • Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)
      • Vascular Surgical Procedure
      • Ventricular Assist Device
      • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

      Background Check

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        Malpractice Claims

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        Sanctions

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      • 0
        Board Actions

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      Education

      • Medical School
        Univ Of Nc Chapel Hill Sch Of Med

        Graduated in 1977

      • Internship Hospital
        Vanderbilt University

        Completed in 1978

      • Residency Hospital
        Stanford University

        Completed in 1986

        Vanderbilt University

        Completed in 1984

      • Fellowship Hospital
        University Of North Carolina Hospitals

      Awards & Recognition

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
      • Board certified in Congenital Cardiac Surgery and Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Starnes' Office & Staff

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      16 – 30 minutes

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      Spends appropriate amount of time with patients