Dr. Walter P Dembitsky MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Walter Dembitsky is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in San Diego, California and is affiliated with Sharp Memorial Hospital. He received his medical degree from University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and has been in practice for 46 years. He is one of 6 doctors at Sharp Memorial Hospital who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery

Hospital Affiliation

Sharp Memorial Hospital

Education & Medical Training

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1970 - 1971

University of Missouri-Columbia
Residency, General Surgery, 1968 - 1969

Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Residency, General Surgery, 1969 - 1970

Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Residency, General Surgery, 1971 - 1974

Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Fellowship, Thoracic Surgery, 1974 - 1976

University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
Class of 1968

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

Intraventricular flow patterns and stasis in the LVAD-assisted heart.
Wong, K.,Samaroo, G.,Ling, I.,Dembitsky, W.,Adamson, R.,Del Álamo, J. C.,May-Newman, K.

Chest compressions may be safe in arresting patients with left ventricular assist devices (LVADs).
Shinar, Z.,Stahovich, M.,Bellezzo, J.,Cheskes, S.,Chillcott, S.,Dembitsky, W.

Rejuvenation of Human Cardiac Progenitor Cells with Pim-1 Kinase.
Mohsin, S.,Khan, M.,Nguyen, J.,Alkatib, M.,Siddiqi, S.,Hariharan, N.,Wallach, K.,Monsanto, M.,Gude, N. A.,Dembitsky, W. P.,Sussman, M. A.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem HealthKeepers HMO/POS
  • Anthem KeyCare PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • Coventry Carelink Health Plans PPO
  • Coventry Virginia - HMO
  • 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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