James J. Livesay, MD

James J. Livesay, M.D. is an accomplished surgeon with extensive experience in cardiovascular, thoracic, and general procedures. An Associate Surgeon at the Texas Heart Institute (THI), Houston, Texas, since 1981, Dr. Livesay is also an Associate Surgeon at Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, Houston, Texas, and is on the Consulting Staff, Cardiovascular Service, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, from that time. He was a member of the Active Staff, General Surgery and Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, Gulf Coast Hospital, Wharton, Texas, from 1989 to 2013, and held a Courtesy Staff position in General Surgery and Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery at Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas from 1982 to 1998. He is Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Texas Medical School, Houston, Texas.

James J. Livesay, M.D. received the Doctor of Medicine degree from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Texas, which he attended 1969-1973 after graduating (B.S. Cum Laude) from Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia, in 1969. Dr. Livesay did his internship and surgery residency training at University of California Los Angeles Center for Health Sciences 1973-1975. He then did a Research Fellowship in Cardiac Physiology at the University of California Los Angeles, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery from 1975 to 1976, becoming Resident and Chief Resident in Surgery, University of California Los Angeles Center for Health Sciences, a position he held from 1976 to 1979. He also completed a Residency training in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at the Texas Heart Institute, and M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, Houston, Texas, from 1979 to 1981.

Dr. Livesay is certified by the American Board of Surgery (1980, 1989) and by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery (1983, 1993), and is licensed by the State of Texas and the State of California. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He is also a member of the American Medical Association, Texas Medical Association, Harris County Medical Association, Harris County Cardiology Society, American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Surgery, Denton A. Cooley Cardiovascular Surgical Society, Cooley Hands, M.D. Anderson Associates, The International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery, Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, and The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

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Texas Heart Institute Positions

Education

  • Undergraduate:

    Washington and Lee University (Lexington, Virginia)

  • Medical School:

    Baylor College of Medicine

  • Internship:

    University of California Los Angeles Center for Health Sciences

  • Residency:

    University of California Los Angeles Center for Health Sciences

  • Fellowships:

    University of California Los Angeles Center for Health Sciences
    Texas Heart Institute
    M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

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