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James B. McClurken, MD, FACC, FCCP, FACS, FESC

James B. McClurken, MD, FACC, FCCP, FACS, FESC

Doylestown Health Physicians

Doylestown Health Physicians are a network of practices led by physicians employed by the Doylestown Health system.

Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

Clinical Services

Heart and Vascular, Cardiothoracic Surgery


Board Certified: Thoracic Surgery; Surgery

Areas of Focus

Aortic aneurysm, Aortic dissection, Atrial septal defect, Cardiac tumors, Coronary artery bypass (traditional and off-pump), Valve repair and replacement (mechanical, tissue, homograft, autograft and minimally invasive), Ventricular septal defect, Ventricular aneurysm, Resection lung biopsy, Wedge resection, Lobectomy, Pneumonectomy, Mediastinal tumor excision, Mediastinoscopy, Thoracoscopy, Thoracotomy, Thymectomy, Cardiothoracic surgery, Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Adult cardiothoracic surgery: coronary artery, valves, thoracic aorta, lung/mediastinal tumors, atrial fibrillation, Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), Valvular heart disease: repair, replacements, TAVR, Lung cancer: segmentectomies, lobectomies, pneumonectimes, mediastinal lymph node sampling, Thoracic aortic surgery: ascending aneurysms, dissections, Mediastinal tumors: thymomas, lymphomas, teratomas, germ cell tumors, Pneumothorax treatment: chest tube management, pleurodiesis, VATS/mini-thoracotomy bleb resection, Complex cardiac reoperations, LV lead placement, Sternal infection management, Resection isolated metastatic tumor to lung, Heart, Heart-lung, Lung transplantation, Ventricular Assist Devices


Doylestown Health Physicians


Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine

Residency: Abington Memorial Hospital

Fellowship: Thoracic Surgery, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center





Awards and Accolades

James McClurken, MD, has been recognized by Philadelphia Magazine as a Top Doc for 2013-2019. Alpha Omega Alpha, America's Top Physicians.

More About The Clinician

James B. McClurken, MD, is a nationally recognized heart surgeon. He completed his training in cardiothoracic surgery at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in New Jersey. While at Beth Israel he served as chief cardiothoracic surgery resident, and also completed a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery.

Dr. McClurken's more than 25 years of surgical experience include heart/lung transplants and mechanical circulatory support with Temple University Hospital as Professor of Surgery and Director of Performance Improvement prior to joining Doylestown Hospital full time in 2012. Dr. McClurken has lectured nationally and internationally; he continues collaborative research and education particularly involving cardiovascular health of the older adult. Dr. McClurken serves in leadership roles in several national professional societies.

Professional Memberships

Society of Thoracic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, European Society of Cardiology, American College of Cardiology, American College of Chest Physicians, Philadelphia Academy of Surgery