The Practice

The Texas Heart Institute Center for Cardiovascular Care physicians are internationally known for their expertise in diagnosing, treating, and preventing cardiovascular diseases.

Bringing the future of cardiovascular health to life.

James J. Livesay, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Cardiovascular Surgery

James J. Livesay, M.D. is an accomplished surgeon with extensive experience in cardiovascular, thoracic, and general procedures. Since 1981, Dr. Livesay has been an Associate Surgeon at both the Texas Heart Institute and Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center and a member of the Consulting Staff, Cardiovascular Service, Texas Children’s Hospital, all in Houston, Texas. 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 he held a Courtesy Staff position in General Surgery and Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery at Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas from 1982 to 1998. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Texas Medical School, Houston, Texas.

James J. Livesay, M.D. received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, which he attended in 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 in 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. He served as Chief Resident in Surgery at University of California Los Angeles Center for Health Sciences from 1976 to 1979. He subsequently completed 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 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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