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James Cernilia, MD

Thoracic & Cardiac Surgeon

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Conditions Treated Lung Cancer Ovarian Cancer Peritoneal Mesothelioma Pleural Effusions Pleural Mesothelioma Testicular Mesothelioma

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  • Bio & Insurance Information

    Dr. Cernilia graduated the medical school from the Tulane University School of Medicine and completed his residency program at the University of California Irvine. A fellowship followed at the Tulane University soon after that. Dr. Cernilia is both specialized and board certified in Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery. He has been practicing medicine for more than 20 years and during his career, he has also contributed to three publications of medical interest.

  • Education & Training


    Tulane University School of Medicine

    Medical School


    University of California Irvine



    Tulane University


  • Board Certifications

    American Board of Surgery

    American Board of Thoracic Surgery - Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

  • Publications & Memberships

    Dr. James Cernilia has contributed to 3 publications.

    Peritoneal and pleural ports for management of refractory ascites and pleural effusions: assessment of impact on patient quality of life and hospice/home nursing care.

    Monsky, W. L., Yoneda, K. Y., MacMillan, J., Deutsch, L. S., Dong, P., Hourigan, H., Schwartz, Y., Magee, S., Duffield, C., Boak, T., Cernilia, J.; J Palliat Med. 2009 Sep 01.

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    Splenic infarction from cholesterol embolization following cardiopulmonary bypass.

    Cernilia, J., Godbe, D. H., Ott, R., Waxman, K.; Cardiovasc Surg. 1995 Dec.

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    A technique for repair of traumatic parasternal lung herniation: case report.

    Cernilia, J., Lin, J., Ott, R., Scannell, G., Waxman, K.; J Trauma. 1995 Jun.

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