Dr. John David Vega MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. John Vega is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Atlanta, Georgia. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Emory University Hospital. He received his medical degree from University of Michigan Medical School and has been in practice for 28 years. He is one of 3 doctors at Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center and one of 21 at Emory University Hospital who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery

Hospital Affiliation

Emory University Hospital Midtown
High performing in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Emory University Hospital
Ranked #44 in Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center

WellStar Kennestone Hospital

Education & Medical Training

University of Texas at Houston
Residency, General Surgery, 1986 - 1993

Texas Heart Institute
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1993 - 1995

University of Michigan Medical School
Class of 1986

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Family Medicine
Certified in Family Medicine

American Board of Family Medicine
Certified in Sports Medicine

FL State Medical License
Active through 2014

Publications & Presentations

Detection of differentially methylated gene promoters in failing and nonfailing human left ventricle myocardium using computation analysis.
Koczor, C. A.,Lee, E. K.,Torres, R. A.,Boyd, A.,Vega, J. D.,Uppal, K.,Yuan, F.,Fields, E. J.,Samarel, A. M.,Lewis, W.

Heart transplantation in the United States, 1998-2007.
Vega, J. D.,Moore, J.,Murray, S.,Chen, J. M.,Johnson, M. R.,Dyke, D. B.

Long-term outcomes after isolated aortic valve replacement in octogenarians: a modern perspective.
Thourani, V. H.,Myung, R.,Kilgo, P.,Thompson, K.,Puskas, J. D.,Lattouf, O. M.,Cooper, W. A.,Vega, J. D.,Chen, E. P.,Guyton, R. A.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed Plus
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio SuperMed POS
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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