John J. Kelemen III MD, FACS

Board Certified Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeon

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Patient Satisfaction Survey

Overall Satisfaction
4.4 out of 5
12 Ratings


  • Fellowship: St Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri
  • General Surgery Residency: Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas
  • Surgical Internship: Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas
  • Medical School: Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, Maryland


Dr. John Kelemen is Chief of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery.  He specializes in adult cardiac and thoracic surgery.  His interests include heart valve surgery (aortic and mitral), aortic root and thoracic aortic surgery, coronary bypass grafting with a focus on arterial grafting and lung cancer surgery.  Dr. Kelemen performs endovascular repair of the aorta.  Dr. Kelemen has a strong interest in blood conservation in order to minimize the need for a transfusion.  He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the following professional societies: Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and the European Association of Thoracic Surgeons.  Dr. Kelemen is dedicated to meeting the needs of each individual patient and improving their quality of life in a compassionate and caring manner.


  • All arterial coronary artery bypass grafting
  • Heart valve repair & replacement
  • Aortic root surgery
  • Thoracic aortic surgery including endovascular repair
  • Lung Cancer
  • Benign thoracic conditions
  • Empyema
  • Carotid Endarterectomy

Patient Ratings & Comments

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to provider related questions on our independently administered Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score.
Care provider concern for questions/worries
Friendliness/courtesy of Care provider
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider explanations of prob/condition
Care provider efforts to include in decisions
Patients' confidence in Care provider
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Apr 10, 2020
great experience?
Mar 1, 2020
Both *Dr. Kelemen & PA *Tim are awesome.
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