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James Gammie, M.D.

James Stickney Gammie, M.D.

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4.9out of 5
99 Ratings
  • James T. Dresher, Sr. Professor in Cardiac Surgery
  • Professor (PAR) of Surgery


Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Ablation, Cardiac Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Heart Valve Diseases, Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair, Mitral Stenosis, Mitral Valve Regurgitation, Mitral Valve Repair, Mitral Valve Replacement, Mitral Valve Surgery, Transcatheter Mitral Valve Replacement, Valvular Heart Disease, Valvular Heart Surgery more

Research Interests

Mitral Valve Repair; Transcatheter Interventions for Structural Heart disease; Cardiovascular Device Development; Outcomes Research in Structural Heart Disease more

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Johns Hopkins Medicine - Green Spring Station

Appointment Phone: 410-955-2800
10755 Falls Road
Pavilion I
Lutherville, MD 21093 map

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St.
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-2800


James S. Gammie, M.D., is a cardiac surgeon in Baltimore, Maryland. He also serves as co-director and surgical director of the Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute as well as cardiac surgeon-in-chief for the Johns Hopkins Health System.

Dr. Gammie came to Johns Hopkins after becoming the chief of cardiac surgery at University of Maryland Medical Center. He completed his general surgery residency and clinical fellowship at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Dr. Gammie is a member of the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery, an organization that focuses on increasing techniques for minimally invasive cardiac surgery and improving patient outcomes across the world. Dr. Gammie has received recognition from Baltimore magazine as a "Top Doctor" for four consecutive years. His research focuses on improving the surgical treatment of mitral valve disease and other heart structure diseases. more


  • James T. Dresher, Sr. Professor in Cardiac Surgery
  • Surgical Lead and Co-Director, Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute
  • Cardiac Surgeon-in-Chief, Johns Hopkins Health System
  • Professor (PAR) of Surgery

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; University of Massachusetts Medical School (1990)


  • General Surgery; University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (1995)


  • Thoracic Surgery; University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (1999)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery (Cardiac Surgery) (2000)

Research & Publications

Activities & Honors


  • Baltimore Magazine "Top Doctor" Recognition, 2019
  • Golden Apple Teacher of the Year Award, 2018
  • Baltimore Magazine "Top Doctor" Recognition, 2018
  • Baltimore Magazine "Top Doctor" Recognition, 2017
  • Baltimore Magazine "Top Doctor" Recognition, 2016
  • Baltimore Magazine "Top Doctor" Recognition, 2014
  • Entrepreneur of the Year, University of Maryland, Baltimore, 2014
  • Baltimore Magazine "Top Doctor" Recognition, 2013
  • Baltimore Magazine "Top Doctor" Recognition, 2012
  • BioMaryland LIFE Prize, 2011
  • Nathan H. Carliner MD Scholar Award, Cardiovascular Disease,, 2010
  • J. Maxwell Chamberlain Memorial Award, Adult Cardiac Surgery, 2010
  • Hewlett Packard Stethoscope Award, 1990


  • American College of Surgeons


  • Southern Thoracic Surgery Association


  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons


  • American College of Cardiology


  • The Northeast Cardiothoracic Surgical Society


  • International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery


  • American Association of Thoracic Surgery
  • 21st Century Cardiothoracic Surgical Society


  • The Bartley P. Griffith Surgical Society


  • The Halsted Society


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  • 4.9 Provider Listened Carefully
  • 4.8 Provider Knew Medical History
  • 4.9 Provider Showed Respect
  • 4.8 Provider Spent Enough Time
  • 4.9 Overall Rating by Patient


4.9 out of 5 (99 Ratings, 2 Comments)
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