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Vaughn Starnes, MD

Thoracic & Cardiac Surgeon

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  • Bio & Insurance Information

    Dr. Vaughn Starnes is a renowned thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Los Angeles, California. He received his medical diploma from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine in 1977. After getting his medical degree, he did an internship in general surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Starnes completed his medical education with a residency in general surgery and pharmacology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, a residency in cardiothoracic transplantation at Stanford University Hospital, a residency in cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgery at Stanford University Hospital, a residency in thoracic surgery at Stanford University Hospital and a fellowship in pediatric cardiovascular surgery at the Hospital for Sick Children in London. He is certified by the American Board in congenital cardiac surgery, thoracic and cardiac surgery and his subspecialties are: general cardiac and pediatric cardiac surgery. This doctor is affiliated with Keck Medical Center of USC, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Huntington Memorial Hospital. This doctor was awarded 19 honors, for instance, the title America’s Top Doctors 13 times, once a year. He took part in five clinical trials and published a lot of articles in collaboration with other doctors.

  • Education & Training


    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

    Medical School


    Vanderbilt University



    Stanford University


  • Board Certifications

    American Board of Surgery

    American Board of Thoracic Surgery

  • Hospital & Practice

    Children's Hospital Los Angeles

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (323) 660-2450

    4650 Sunset Blvd

    Los Angeles, California 90027

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    Huntington Hospital

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (626) 397-5000

    100 W California Blvd

    Pasadena, California 91105

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    Keck Hospital of USC - Medical Center

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (323) 442-8500

    1500 San Pablo St

    Los Angeles, California 90033

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    Methodist Hospital

    Languages: English/Spanish

    (626) 898-8000

    300 W Huntington Dr

    Arcadia, California 91007

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  • Publications & Memberships

    Dr. Vaughn Starnes has contributed to 3 publications.

    Outcomes of Reintervention on the Autograft After Ross Procedure.

    Kumar, S. R.,Bansal, N.,Wells, W. J.,Starnes, V. A.; Ann. Thorac. Surg.. 2016 Jun 28.

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    Reduced pleural drainage, length of stay, and readmissions using a modified Fontan management protocol.

    Pike, N. A.,Okuhara, C. A.,Toyama, J.,Gross, B. P.,Wells, W. J.,Starnes, V. A.; J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg.. 2015 Aug 10.

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    A comparison of aortic valve replacement via an anterior right minithoracotomy with standard sternotomy: a propensity score analysis of 492 patients†

    Bowdish, M. E.,Hui, D. S.,Cleveland, J. D.,Mack, W. J.,Sinha, R.,Ranjan, R.,Cohen, R. G.,Baker, C. J.,Cunningham, M. J.,Barr, M. L.,Starnes, V. A.; Eur J Cardiothorac Surg. 2015 Mar 10.

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    American College of Surgeons