Dr. James Creed Spann MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. James Spann is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He received his medical degree from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and has been in practice for 17 years.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery

Education & Medical Training

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Residency, General Surgery, 1991 - 1996

Ochsner Clinic Foundation
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1996 - 1998

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine
Class of 1991

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

AR State Medical License
Active through 2013

OK State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Pilot study of sternal plating for primary closure of the sternum in cardiac surgical patients.
Bennett-Guerrero, E., Phillips-Bute, B., Waweru, P. M., Gaca, J. G., Spann, J. C., Milano, C. A.

Chest wall reconstruction with creation of neoribs using mesenchymal cell bone allograft and porcine small intestinal submucosa.
Bryant, J.R., Eid, R., Spann, J.C., Miller, A.S.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Qualchoice PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • WEA Trust Preferred Provider Plan - Trust Pref
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