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Dr. Vaughn Starnes, MD

Congenital Cardiac Surgery*
5.0 (16)
Map Pin Small Los Angeles, CA
Accepting new patients
47 years of experience

Offers telehealth

Overview of Dr. Vaughn Starnes, MD

Dr. Vaughn Starnes, MD is a Congenital Cardiac Surgery Specialist in Los Angeles, CA. They specialize in Congenital Cardiac Surgery, has 47 years of experience, and is board certified in Congenital Cardiac Surgery. They graduated from University of North Carolina School of Medicine and is affiliated with Keck Hospital of USC. Dr. Starnes, completed a residency at Stanford University. Patients rated Dr. Starnes an average 5.0 star rating.

Dr. Starnes works at USC Cardiothoracic Surgeons in Los Angeles, CA. They are accepting new patients and accept 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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Dr. Starnes' Office Locations

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    Los Angeles County USC Medical Center
    1520 San Pablo St Ste 4300, Los Angeles, CA 90033 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (323) 442-5849

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  • Keck Hospital of USC

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Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Septal Defect
Carotid Artery Disease
Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
Congenital Heart Defects
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Diaphragmatic and Hiatal Hernia
Endocarditis
Hypertensive Heart with Failure
Mitral and Aortic Valve Disorder
Mitral Valve Disease
Mitral Valve Regurgitation
Nonrheumatic Tricuspid Disease
Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation
Partial Lung Collapse
Pericardial Disease
Pulmonary Insufficiency
Rheumatic Tricuspid Disease
Septal Defect
Systolic Heart Failure
Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)
Ablation for Cardiac Arrhythmias
Aortic Valve Surgery
Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery
Coronary Artery Bypass with Robotic Assist
Heart Defect Repair
Heart Valvuloplasty of Mitral Valve Without Replacement
Maze Procedure
Mitral Valve Repair
Pulmonary Valve Graft
Pulmonary Valve Surgery
Thoracentesis
Acute Coronary Syndrome
Adhesive Pericarditis
Adult Congenital Heart Disease
Aneurysm
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Aneurysm of Heart
Aortic Diseases
Aortic Dissection
Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
Aortic Stenosis
Atrioventricular Septal Defect (AVSD)
Biventricular Heart Failure
Cardiac Tamponade
Coarctation of the Aorta
Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
Congenital Mitral Valve Insufficiency
Constrictive Pericarditis
Coronary Artery Aneurysm
Coronary Vessel Malformation
Ebstein's Anomaly
Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
Hypertensive Heart without Failure
Interstitial Lung Disease
Lung Cancer
Marfan Syndrome
Mitral Valve Stenosis
Noninfective Endocarditis
Nonrheumatic Mitral Stenosis
Patent Ductus Arteriosus
Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm
Peripheral Arterial Aneurysm and Dissection
Pneumonitis
Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
Pulmonary Embolism
Pulmonary Valve Disease
Pulmonary Venous Return Anomaly
Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
Rheumatic Mitral Stenosis
Ruptured Aortic Aneurysm
Septic Embolism
Subacute Endocarditis
Tetralogy of Fallot
Transposition of Great Arteries
Tricuspid Valve Atresia
Truncus Arteriosus
Typical Atrial Flutter
Ventricular Fibrillation
Ventricular Septal Defect
Aneurysm Repair
Arterial Catheterization with Robotic Assist
Atherectomy
Atrial Tissue Ablation
Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
Cardiac Catheterization with Robotic Assist
Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
Cardiac Shunting Procedures
Impella Device
Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and Defibrillator
Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and Defibrillator
Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD)
Mitral Valve Bicuspidization
Mitral Valve Prosthetic Implantation
Mitral Valve Replacement
Non-Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy, and Stenting
Open Thymectomy
Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
Peripheral Artery Catheterization
Port Placements or Replacements
Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
Resection of Cardiac Tumor
Tracheal Surgery
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
Tricuspid Valve Graft
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    Specialties*
    • Congenital Cardiac Surgery

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    Years of Experience
    • 47 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
    Medical Education
    Board Certifications
    • Congenital Cardiac Surgery and Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
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    Dr. Starnes works at USC Cardiothoracic Surgeons in Los Angeles, CA. View the full address on Dr. Starnes’s profile.

    16 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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