Dr. John Edward Rea MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. John Rea is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Houston, Texas. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Memorial Hermann SW Hospital and Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. He received his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 37 years. He is one of 6 doctors at Memorial Hermann SW Hospital and one of 6 at Methodist Sugar Land Hospital who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery

Hospital Affiliation

Memorial Hermann SW Hospital

Methodist Sugar Land Hospital

The Methodist Hospital
Ranked #14 in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

West Houston Medical Center

Education & Medical Training

Baylor College of Medicine
Residency, General Surgery, 1971 - 1976

Baylor College of Medicine
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1976 - 1978

Tulane University School of Medicine
Class of 1971

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

TX State Medical License
Active through 2013

Publications & Presentations

Gore-Tex small-vessel angioplasty: A suitable substitute for the use of autogenous saphenous vein grafts.
Garcia-Rinaldi, R., Rea, J.E., Gallagher, M.W., Laevsky, M.J., Ogburn, M., Porter, R.H.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Texas BlueChoice
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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