Dr. John Lea MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. John Lea is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Nashville, Tennessee and is affiliated with Saint Thomas West Hospital. He received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 37 years. Dr. Lea accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 4 doctors at Saint Thomas West Hospital who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery

Hospital Affiliation

Saint Thomas West Hospital

Education & Medical Training

Vanderbilt University
Residency, General Surgery, 1977–1982

Vanderbilt University
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1982–1984

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Class of 1977

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified 31 years in Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified 9 years in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

TN State Medical License
Active through 2014

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Tennessee Network 5
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • GHI PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Oxford Health Freedom
  • Pacificare HMO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California CaliforniaCare HMO
  • Blue Shield California HMO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • Coventry Missouri - HMO/POS
  • Health Net California Large Group PPO
  • Health Net HMO - Employer Group
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Oxford Health Liberty
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS

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