Dr. Irving L. Kron MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Irving Kron is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Charlottesville, Virginia and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Martha Jefferson Hospital and University of Virginia Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Medical College of Wisconsin and has been in practice for 39 years. Dr. Kron accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 3 doctors at Martha Jefferson Hospital and one of 5 at University of Virginia Medical Center who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery

Education & Medical Training

Maine Medical Center
Residency, General Surgery, 1975–1980

University of Virginia
Residency, General Surgery, 1980–1982

Medical College of Wisconsin
Class of 1975

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgery

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Vascular Surgery

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgical Critical Care

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

VA State Medical License
Active through 2016

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Fellow (FACS), American College of Surgeons

Publications & Presentations

Hospital Variation in Mortality From Cardiac Arrest After Cardiac Surgery: An Opportunity for Improvement?
Lapar, D. J.,Ghanta, R. K.,Kern, J. A.,Crosby, I. K.,Rich, J. B.,Speir, A. M.,Kron, I. L.,Ailawadi, G.

Surgical Care Improvement Project measure for postoperative glucose control should not be used as a measure of quality after cardiac surgery.
Lapar, D. J.,Isbell, J. M.,Kern, J. A.,Ailawadi, G.,Kron, I. L.

Subvalvular techniques to optimize surgical repair of ischemic mitral regurgitation.
Wagner, C. E.,Kron, I. L.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Anthem HealthKeepers HMO/POS
  • Anthem KeyCare PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Carelink Health Plans PPO
  • Coventry Virginia - HMO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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