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James Hemp, MD

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  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center


  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

  • Scripps Green Hospital
  • Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
  • Scripps Mercy Hospital


  • English


  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center


James Hemp, MD, is a fellowship-trained thoracic surgeon who specializes in adult cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgery. Dr. Hemp also performs robotic-assisted surgeries for a range of cardiovascular and thoracic conditions. His clinical focus is in minimally invasive procedures, including robotic-assisted mitral valve repair, coronary artery bypass grafts (CABG) and lung cancer resections, such as lobectomy.

A member of the Scripps Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery Program, Dr. Hemp has been a part of Scripps for more than 15 years. He has performed more heart and lung robotic surgeries than any other surgeon in the San Diego region, and trains other surgeons throughout the nation to perform robotic-assisted procedures. In addition to robotic surgery, Dr. Hemp is also expert at using endovascular procedures, such as stent grafts, to treat chest and abdominal aneurysms.

Dr. Hemp served for more than 20 years in the United States Navy and retired as a Captain. Prior to joining Scripps, he chaired the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and was the Director of Surgical Services at the Naval Medical Center.

Thoracic surgeon James Hemp, MD, performs robotic-assisted surgeries for a range of cardiovascular and thoracic procedures.

Dr. James R Hemp in San Diego, CA

Dr. James R Hemp MD

Thoracic Surgery 37+ years experience Male

Dr. James R Hemp, MD specializes in thoracic surgery in San Diego, CA and has over 37 years of experience in the field of medicine. He graduated from Uniformed Services University Of The Health Sciences with his medical degree in 1983. He is affiliated with numerous hospitals in California and more, including Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. James R Hemp is licensed to practice by the state board in California (G53854).
Dr. James R Hemp also practices at 4033 3Rd Avenue, San Diego, CA. He is accepting new patients at his medical office, and available for appointments, preventative care, medical care as well as ongoing patient care.

Primary practice location

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  • Office Address 4033 3Rd Avenue, Suite 210
    San Diego, CA 92103
  • Phone number (619) 297 5600
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  • Monday – Friday:08 am – 05:00 pm.
    Saturday and Sunday: Closed.
  • NPI Number: #1124006382
  • Medical license: G53854 (CA)
  • Years in practice: 37+
  • Gender: Male
  • Credential: DMD
  • Is sole proprietor: Yes
  • Medicare assignment: Yes
  • Accepting new patients: Yes
  • Languages: English

Primary specialty: Thoracic Surgery
With more than 37 years of experience, Dr. James R Hemp has been identified as specializing in thoracic surgery specialist.

Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery

Doctors can have one or more medical licenses for different specialities in California or different states. Related medical licenses for Dr. James R Hemp are as mentioned below:

  • Speciality: Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery)
  • Taxonomy: 208G00000X
  • Medical Licence: G53854, issued in the state of California

What is Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery)?
A thoracic surgeon provides the operative, perioperative and critical care of patients with pathologic conditions within the chest. Included is the surgical care of coronary artery disease, cancers of the lung, esophagus and chest wall, abnormalities of t. [View more]

He was educated at the following institutions:

  • He is a participant in Medicare Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Incentive Program.
  • And extensive training in Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program.
  • Medicare Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program – n/a
  • Participated in the Medicare Maintenance of Certification Program – n/a
  • Committed to heart health through the Million HeartsĀ® initiative.

An affiliated hospital is a hospital where a doctor can practice and admit patients. Affiliation usually means doctors can admit patients to a hospital. Dr. James R Hemp is professionally affiliated with the following hospitals in San Diego area and more:

    Scripps Mercy Hospital

  • Address: 4077 5TH AVE, SAN DIEGO, CA 92103
  • Phone: 6192948111
  • Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
  • Hospital overall rating: 2
  • Emergency Services: Yes

This doctor has multiple office locations in California and more. See office information for details.

    1 Address: 9898 Genesee Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037

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  • Accepts Medicare Assignment: Yes, He will accept the approved Medicare payment and will not bill for more than the Medicare deductible or coinsurance.
  • Accepting new patients: Yes, Dr. James R Hemp is accepting new patients at his office.
  • Payment Options: Dr. James has not yet added any information about he practice’s billing policies and payment options.
  • Languages supported at his practice: English.
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