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Ernesto Jimenez, MD

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4.9 out of 5
27  Ratings , 7  Comments


Dr. Jimenez is a board certified cardiothoracic surgeon specializing in minimally invasive valve surgery, mitral valve repair and coronary artery revascularization with arterial conduits. He provides care for patients with complex valve disease, thoracic aneurysms, atrial fibrillation and ischemic heart disease. He is passionate about delivering both clinical excellence and compassionate care to his patients. Dr. Jimenez has joined Valley Health Cardiothoracic Surgeons and the advanced valve program team at Winchester Medical Center’s Heart & Vascular Center. Prior to arriving in Winchester, he was Associate Professor of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX.

Medical Interests Areas of Interest:

  • Complex valve surgery
  • Trans-catheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
  • Minimally invasive mitral valve repairs and replacement, including trans-catheter mitral valve repair (Mitral Clip)
  • Minimally invasive aortic procedures (TEVAR) including treatment of root, ascending, and descending thoracic aneurysms
  • Coronary disease treatment with arterial grafts
  • Surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation
  • ECMO
  • Percutaneous ventricular assist devices
  • "Best Cardiothoracic Surgeons” in Florida, Castle Colony
  • Texas Top Cardiovascular Surgeons, Houston Region, Houston Magazine
  • "Best Cardiac Surgeons” in Tampa Bay Region, Tampa Bay Magazine
  • Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery Outstanding Faculty Award (2018)
  • Fellow, Society of Thoracic Surgery
  • Board Certification
  • Board Certified in Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
  • Fellowship
  • Harvard Surgical Services, New England Deaconess Hospital Boston, MA
  • Residency
  • Harvard Surgical Service, New England Deaconess Hospital Boston, MA
  • Medical School
  • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine


  • 01/25/2024
    Rating: 5

    Dr. Jimenez and entire staff are focused on the patient - answering questions, addressing concerns, explaining things I was not even smart enough to ask about. I am very comfortable that I made the right choice in coming to Valley Health.

  • 11/23/2023
    Rating: 5

    Every person I came in contact with with above and beyond to explain what was happening.

  • 09/01/2023
    Rating: 5

    Attentive & helpful ~

  • 08/18/2023
    Rating: 4.6

    Very informative visit