james hemp md

James hemp md

James Hemp M.D. joined Scripps Clinic in July of 2003 and is board certified in both cardiothoracic and vascular surgery. He received his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland and his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from the University of California, Davis. Dr. Hemp completed both a general surgery internship and residency at the Naval Hospital in Oakland, California. This was followed by a thoracic surgery residency and a fellowship in vascular surgery at Rush-Presbyterian St. Lukes Medical Center in Chicago. Dr. Hemp joined the United States Navy in 1979 and retired as a Captain in 2003. He was the Chairman of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and the Director of Surgical Services at the Naval Medical Center prior to joining Scripps Clinic. Dr. Hemp is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Chest Physicians. He is a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the Western Thoracic Surgical Association. Throughout his career, Dr. Hemp has received numerous scholastic and military awards and published a multitude of articles in scientific journals. Dr. Hemps practice encompasses adult cardiac, thoracic, and vascular surgery. Areas of interest include cardiac valve repair and replacement, totally endoscopic robotic Cardiothoracic Surgery, surgery of the aorta, coronary artery bypass graft surgery, and surgery for lung cancer. Dr. Hemp is experienced in the use of endovascular methods such as stent grafts to treat chest and abdominal aneurysms and dissections while avoiding body cavity incisions. He routinely performs lung cancer surgery using techniques that do not require rib spreading (thoracoscopic lobectomy).

Gender: Male

Years in Practice: 37 Years

Languages Spoken: English and Spanish

Education & Training

Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Health Sciences F E Hebert Schl Of Medicine

Graduation Date: in 1983

Specialties & Hospital Affiliations

Hospital Affiliations:

  • Scripps Green Hospital
  • Scripps Mercy Hospital

Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease ,Thoracic Surgery , Vascular Surgery and Cardiovascular Surgery

Health Insurance and Affiliations

  • Aetna Basic HMO
  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
  • Aetna Savings Plus of CA
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna Vitalidad Plus CA con Aetna
  • BC CA California Care Small Group HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
  • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
  • Blue Cross CA California Care Large Group HMO
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
  • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
  • Blue Cross CA Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield CA 2017 I&F HMO – CoveredCA
  • Blue Shield CA Access Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield CA Access Plus Savenet
  • Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
  • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
  • Blue Shield CA Local Access Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield CA Platinum Access+ HMO 25
  • Blue Shield CA Platinum Local Access + HMO 25
  • Blue Shield CA PPO
  • Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
  • Blue Shield CA Trio ACO HMO
  • BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • Cigna Southern CA Select
  • First Health PPO
  • Health Net CA CommunityCare Network HMO
  • Health Net CA HMO Employer Group
  • Health Net CA HMO Whole Care Network
  • Health Net CA Individual and Family PPO
  • Health Net CA PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana National POS
  • UHC Choice Plus POS
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Navigate POS
  • UHC Options PPO
  • UHC SignatureValue Flex1
  • UHC West SignatureValue Advantage HMO Value Network
  • UHC West SignatureValue HMO

Hemp’s Office Information

Fax: (619) 929-7197
Accepting New Patients: Yes
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Medicaid Accepted: Yes

Mon 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Tue 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Wed 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Thu 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Fri 8:30 AM-5:00 PM

Doctor Hemp’s Other Office Information

Website:Not available
Accepting New Patients: No
Medicare Accepted:No
Medicaid Accepted:No

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