Dr. James Klena MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon
Dr. James Klena is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and 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 19 years. He is one of 2 doctors at Aspirus Grand View Hospital and one of 11 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
Active through 2014
Awards, Honors & Recognition
American College of Surgeons
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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200 Lothrop St
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: (412) 647-7555