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  • Professor of Surgery
  • Chief, Cardiothoracic Surgery Division
  • Co-Director, Heart Institute

Board Certifications

Training

Medical School
  • Medical University of South Carolina (1984)
Residency Training
  • General Surgery, Cornell University (New York Hospital)
Fellowship Training
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cornell University (New York Hospital)

Affiliated Specialty Center

Clinical Interests/Expertise

  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery
  • Mitral Valve Repair
  • Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Surgery
  • Aortic Valve-Sparing Aneurysm Surgery
  • Surgery for Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy
  • Blood Conservation
James R. Taylor Jr., MD

Contact Information

Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Department of Surgery, Health Sciences Center T19-080
Stony Brook Medicine
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8191
Tel: 631-444-1820
Fax: 631-444-8963

Practice Locations

Heart Institute
101 Nicolls Road
Stony Brook, NY 11794
Tel: 631-444-1820
Fax: 631-444-8963


  • Personal Statement
  • Honors
  • Additional

I have a 23-year career as a cardiac surgeon in New York. The New York State Department of Health Cardiac Surgical database demonstrates that I am both one of the highest-volume cardiac surgeons and one of the safest, as indicated by risk-adjusted mortality statistics. My cardiac surgical experience includes coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease, thoracic aortic disease, and minimally invasive cardiac surgery. The Stony Brook Heart Institute, of which I am co-director, is committed to delivering advanced cardiac surgical techniques and high-quality patient care. Our goal is to construct cardiac surgical procedures designed to address the unique clinical problems of individuals and, thereby, provide the best possible outcome for each patient. Thoughtful and compassionate care for patients and families is one of our foremost concerns.

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)
  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology (FACC)
  • Member, American Medical Association
  • Member, New York County Medical Society
  • Member, New York Surgical Society
  • Member, Society of Thoracic Surgeons