Dr. Kemp H Kernstine MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Kemp Kernstine is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Dallas, Texas. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Baylor University Medical Center and Children's Medical Center of Dallas. He received his medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 32 years. Dr. Kernstine accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 17 doctors at Baylor University Medical Center and one of 12 at Children's Medical Center of Dallas who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: Adult Cardiac Surgery, Aortic, Adult General Thoracic, Vascular Surgery

Education & Medical Training

University of Minnesota at Fairview
Residency, General Surgery, 1982 - 1990

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1992 - 1994

Duke University School of Medicine
Class of 1982

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified 21 years in Pediatrics

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified 8 years in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

MA State Medical License
Active through 2014

FL State Medical License
Active through 2015

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Publications & Presentations

The DNA methylation landscape of small cell lung cancer suggests a differentiation defect of neuroendocrine cells.
Kalari, S.,Jung, M.,Kernstine, K. H.,Takahashi, T.,Pfeifer, G. P.

A Lobectomy by Any Other Name.
Kernstine, K.

DNA methylation biomarkers for lung cancer.
Rauch, T.A., Wang, Z., Wu, X., Kernstine, K.H., Riggs, A.D., Pfeifer, G.P.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Great West PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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