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Dr. Vaughn Starnes, MD

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45 years of experience
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Dr. Vaughn Starnes, MD is a Congenital Cardiac Surgery Specialist in Los Angeles, CA. They specialize in Congenital Cardiac Surgery, has 45 years of experience. They graduated from University of North Carolina School of Medicine and is affiliated with Keck Hospital of USC.

Dr. Starnes works at Keck Medical Center of USC in Los Angeles, CA. They frequently treat conditions like Mitral Valve Surgery, Tricuspid Valve Surgery, Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid and and Pulmonary) along with other conditions at varying frequencies. They are accepting new patients and accepts Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Blue Cross Blue Shield of California as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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    Keck Medical Center of USC
    1520 San Pablo St Ste 4300, Los Angeles, CA 90033 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (323) 442-6878

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  • Keck Hospital of USC

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Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid, and Pulmonary)

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Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator Chevron Icon
Resection of Cardiac Tumor Chevron Icon
Tetralogy of Fallot Chevron Icon
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) Chevron Icon
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    Jun 28, 2020
    Dr. Starnes performed surgery on me back in 2001. I had a aneurysm and a Aorta valve that we thought was going to have to be replaced. This amazing doctor was able to repair my valve and to this day almost 20 years later I have not had to have any other proceedings for this illness. His staff was outstanding they worked with me and explained everything and believe me I wasn’t the easiest patient to work with. I was very lucky that my cardiologist was able to get Dr. Stearns to perform this surgery. The amazing thing is that there has not been any problems for 20 years he is the best and I mean the best. Thank you to Dr. Starnes and his staff. Truly Doug Janney
    Doug Janney — Jun 28, 2020
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    About Dr. Vaughn Starnes, MD

    Specialties
    • Congenital Cardiac Surgery
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    Years of Experience
    • 45 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1346269024
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • University of North Carolina Hospitals
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • Stanford University
    Residency
    Internship
    • Vanderbilt University
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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    Dr. Vaughn Starnes, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Starnes is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Starnes has an average wait time of 16 – 30 minutes at their office(s).

    Dr. Starnes has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

    Dr. Starnes works at Keck Medical Center of USC in Los Angeles, CA. View the full address on Dr. Starnes’s profile.

    Dr. Starnes has seen patients for Mitral Valve Surgery, Tricuspid Valve Surgery, Valve Repair or Replacement (Aortic, Mitral, Tricuspid and and Pulmonary), and more. You can see other conditions treated by Dr. Starnes on their profile. Please call the provider’s office to confirm all visit reasons.

    15 patients have reviewed Dr. Starnes. The overall rating for this provider is 5.0. You can read verified reviews and ratings and leave your own review based on your experience with Dr. Starnes.

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