Dr. James I-Lin Fann MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. James Fann is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Palo Alto, California. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Stanford Hospital and Clinics and Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System. He received his medical degree from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and has been in practice for 24 years. He is one of 28 doctors at Stanford Hospital and Clinics and one of 4 at Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery

Hospital Affiliation

Stanford Hospital and Clinics
Ranked #16 in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System

Education & Medical Training

Stanford University
Residency, General Surgery, 1985 - 1987

Stanford University
Residency, Thoracic Surgery, 1987 - 1989

Stanford University
Fellowship, Vascular Surgery, 1992 - 1993

Stanford University
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1993 - 1996

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Class of 1985

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgery

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Vascular Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

CA State Medical License
Active through 2014

Publications & Presentations

"Boot Camp" Simulator Training in Open Hilar Dissection in Early Cardiothoracic Surgical Residency.
Macfie, R. C.,Webel, A. D.,Nesbitt, J. C.,Fann, J. I.,Hicks, G. L.,Feins, R. H.

The joint council on thoracic surgery education coronary artery assessment tool has high interrater reliability.
Lee, R.,Enter, D.,Lou, X.,Feins, R. H.,Hicks, G. L.,Gasparri, M.,Takayama, H.,Young, J. N.,Calhoon, J. H.,Crawford, F. A.,Mokadam, N. A.,Fann, J. I.

Invited commentary.
Fann, J. I.

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Insurances Accepted

  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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