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James Gammie, M.D.

James Stickney Gammie, M.D.

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4.8out of 5
106 Ratings
  • James T. Dresher, Sr. Professor in Cardiac Surgery
  • Professor (PAR) of Surgery
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Expertise

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 ...read more

Research Interests

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

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Outside of Maryland & Washington D.C.

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Locations

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

Background

James Gammie is the surgical lead and co-director for the Johns Hopkins Heart and Vascular Institute and cardiac surgeon-in-chief for the Johns Hopkins Health System.

With over 23 years of experience in cardiothoracic surgery, Dr. Gammie joined Johns Hopkins after serving as chief of the division of cardiac surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center from 2012 to 2021. Dr. Gammie graduated from Brown University with a degree in biochemistry, and received his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Gammie trained in both general and cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

His clinical and research efforts are focused on decreasing the mortality and morbidity of valve disease and improving the surgical treatment of mitral valve and other structural heart diseases. He performs over 225 mitral valve operations and interventions per year, and leads a cardiac surgery team that performs more than 1,200 cardiac operations annually.

Dr. Gammie has a strong interest in all aspects of heart valve disease, and has published more than 200 peer-reviewed contributions in leading specialty journals including The New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and Circulation. He has served as a deputy editor for The Annals of Thoracic Surgery and as chair of the Access and Publications Committee of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database. He serves on the steering committee of the NHLBI-sponsored Cardiothoracic Surgery Trials Network, and led the protocol development committee of a worldwide randomized tricuspid valve surgery trial. He is a member of the Halsted Society and the 21st Century Cardiothoracic Surgical Society.

In 2011, Dr. Gammie was awarded the Johns Hopkins/University of Maryland Alliance for Science and Technology Development BioMaryland LIFE Prize, and he was named Entrepreneur of the Year at the University of Maryland Baltimore in 2014. He is the inventor of a novel transseptal catheter designed to simplify transcatheter cardiac procedures, and founded a commercial company to commercialize the device. With 20 issued or submitted patents, he continues to innovate in the mitral valve space, and recently published the world’s first clinical experience with a novel surgical repair for secondary mitral valve regurgitation, which was developed in his laboratory: mitral valve translocation. From 2016–2021, Dr. Gammie was consistently named a Top Doctor by Baltimore magazine, and in 2018 he received the Golden Apple Teacher of the Year award.

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Titles

  • 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

Education

Degrees

  • MD; University of Massachusetts Medical School (1990)

Residencies

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

Fellowships

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

Board Certifications

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

Research & Publications

Activities & Honors

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

Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons

    Member

  • Southern Thoracic Surgery Association

    Member

  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons

    Member

  • American College of Cardiology

    Fellow

  • The Northeast Cardiothoracic Surgical Society

    Member

  • International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

    Member

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

    Member

  • The Bartley P. Griffith Surgical Society

    Founder

  • The Halsted Society

    Member

Videos & Media

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Patient Ratings & Comments

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to physician related questions on the national CG-CAHPS Medical Practice patient experience survey through Press Ganey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score. Comments are also gathered from our CG-CAHPS Medical Practice Survey through Press Ganey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

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

Comments

4.8 out of 5 (106 Ratings, 24 Comments)
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