Dr. James Edgerton, MD.
Dr Edgerton received his MD degree from University of Illinois. He did 6 years of general surgery training at University of Florida which included a year of cardiovascular research. He is board certified in General surgery as well as Cardiothoracic surgery,
He completed his thoracic surgery residency in Medical University of South Carolina. He spent 10 years in practice in Milwaukee, opening two new heart surgery programs there before moving to Dallas in 1998 to become director of robotics at Medical City Dallas.
He has traveled extensively lecturing on topics of: Beating heart surgery, surgical resynchronization, transmyocardial laser revascularization, and minimal access surgery for atrial fibrillation. He developed the "Dallas Lesion Set" which allows surgical treatment of AF on the full beating heart thorascopically. He has demonstrated surgical technique operating on 5 continents. He founded the Group Practice Forum and eventually transformed it into the Society of Thoracic Surgeons' Practice Management Council.
Outside of medicine, he is a dedicated family man, avid motorcyclist, and teaches a life skills course.
He is currently Co- Director of the Center for Innovation in Atrial Fibrillation at The Heart Hospital.