Dr. Robert John Gottner MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Robert Gottner is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Los Angeles, California. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Good Samaritan Hospital and St. Vincent Medical Center. He received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and has been in practice for 18 years. He is one of 3 doctors at Good Samaritan Hospital and one of 5 at St. Vincent Medical Center who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery

Education & Medical Training

McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
Residency, General Surgery, 1988 - 1995

Yale-New Haven Hospital
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1995 - 1997

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Class of 1988

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified in Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

CA State Medical License
Active through 2014

Publications & Presentations

The relationship between hospital charges and a modified Parsonnet risk score.
Alexander, J. C., Gottner, R. J., Arentzen, C. E., Anderson, R. W.

Supraceliac versus infrarenal aortic cross-clamp for repair of non-ruptured infrarenal and juxtarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm.
Schneider, J. R., Gottner, R. J., Golan, J. F.

Intraoperative procurement of autologous fibrin glue.
Quigley, R. L., Perkins, J. A., Gottner, R. J., Curran, R. D., Kuehn, B. E., Hoff, W. J., Wallock, M. E., Arentzen, C. E., Alexander, J. C.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California CaliforniaCare HMO
  • BCBS California PowerSelect HMO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • BCBS Massachusetts Blue Care Elect PPO
  • Blue Shield CA Local Access Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield California HMO
  • Blue Shield California PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Harvard Pilgrim HMO
  • Health Net California Large Group PPO
  • Health Net HMO - Employer Group
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Pacificare HMO
  • Tufts Health Plan PPO
  • UniCare PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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