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Stuart W. Jamieson, MB, FRCS, FACS, FACC, FACCP practices Cardiothoracic (Heart and Lung) Surgery, Transplantation, and Surgery in La Jolla and San Diego

Stuart W. Jamieson, MB, FRCS, FACS, FACC, FACCP

Dean, Cardiovascular Affairs

Endowed Chair and Distinguished Professor of Surgery

Cardiothoracic (Heart and Lung) Surgery (Primary Specialty)
Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy (PTE)
Heart Transplantation
Practice Locations
UC San Diego Health - La Jolla
Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center
9434 Medical Center Drive
La Jolla, CA  92037
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UC San Diego Health - Hillcrest
Medical Offices North
200 West Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA  92103
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About Stuart W. Jamieson, MB, FRCS, FACS, FACC, FACCP
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Stuart W. Jamieson, MB, is a cardiothoracic surgeon and expert in pulmonary thromboendarterectomy. He is one of the founding members of Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center at UC San Diego Health and is known throughout the world for his ground-breaking research and surgical innovations.

Dr. Jamieson came to UC San Diego in 1989 as head of the Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery and professor in the Department of Surgery and currently holds that position.

He previously served as professor and head of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Minnesota and founder and director of the Minnesota Heart and Lung Institute, where he performed the first heart/lung, double lung and lung transplants in the Midwest. Prior to that, he directed the Heart and Lung Transplantation Program at Stanford Health Care, where he was involved in the first successful heart and lung transplants in the world.

Dr. Jamieson is the author of two books and more than 500 scientific papers, including the original descriptions of the techniques used for both heart/lung and double lung transplantations. He is chancellor of the World Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons, a founding member and past president of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation and a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

He earned his bachelor of medicine (BM) degree from University of London and holds a honorary degree from the Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich. He served as chief resident of Cardiovascular Surgery and Cardiac Transplantation Service at Stanford University School of Medicine, where he also was a postdoctoral fellow in Cardiovascular Surgery and Transplantation.

Dr. Jamieson is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), the American College of Surgeons (FACS), the American College of Cardiology (FACC), the American College of Chest Physicians (FACCP).

He received the 2017 Pioneer in Transplantation Award from the the International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation (ISHLT).

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For more information, see Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center.

Medical Degree
University of London
Stanford University, School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
Clinical Expertise Areas
Adult Heart Surgery
Congenital Heart Surgery
Coronary Artery Bypass
Esophageal Surgery
Heart Surgery
Heart Transplantation
Heart Valve Repair and Replacement
Lung Transplantation
Mitral Valve Surgery
PTE-Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy
Pulmonary Hypertension-Surgery
Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
Thoracic Surgery