Dr. James Klena MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. James Klena is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Aspirus Grand View Hospital and UPMC Horizon. He received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 13 years. He is one of 2 doctors at Aspirus Grand View Hospital and one of 10 at UPMC Horizon who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery

Education & Medical Training

Geisinger Health System
Residency, General Surgery, 1995 - 2000

University of Missouri-Columbia
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 2000 - 2002

Temple University School of Medicine
Class of 1995

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

PA State Medical License

Publications & Presentations

Purposeful delay in the repair of a traumatic rupture of the aorta with coexistent liver injury.
Klena, J. W., Shweiki, E., Woods, E. L., Indeck, M.

Timing of video-assisted thoracoscopic debridement for pediatric empyema.
Klena, J. W., Cameron, B. H., Langer, J. C., Winthrop, A. L., Perez, C. R.

Combined video-assisted thoracoscopic lung volume reduction surgery and lobectomy in a high-risk patient.
Klena, J. W., Saari, A. F., Peterson, D. O., Collins, C., Johnson, J. A.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
  • Highmark BCBS ClassicBlue
  • Highmark BCBS PPOBlue
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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