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James A. Quintessenza, MD

Chief, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
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Dr. James A. Quintessenza, MD.
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  • Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • About

    Dr. James A. Quintessenza has built a reputation as one of the leading cardiothoracic surgeons in the U.S. He served All Children’s Hospital (later named All Children’s Hospital John Hopkins) in St. Petersburg, FL, for 26 years – 19 of those years as medical director and chief of pediatric cardiac surgery.

    Quintessenza has authored nearly 50 peer reviewed articles and contributed numerous book chapters to various academic publications. Additionally, he has been a mentor to junior faculty and taught advanced surgical techniques to established faculty.

    He received his undergraduate degree in Medical Science and his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He also did his general surgery internship and residency there. He completed his cardiothoracic surgery residency at the University of California in San Diego.

    Faculty Rank

    Professor of Surgery


    University of Florida, College of Medicine, Gainesville


    University of Florida, Gainesville


    Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine

    Certifications and Special Training

    American Board of Surgery

    American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Congenital Cardiac Surgery

    American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

    National Board of Medical Examiners

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