J. Matthew Maxwell, MD, FACS

J. Matthew Maxwell, MD, FACS

Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery




Specialty Interests
da Vinci Robotic Heart Valve Surgery
Heart Valve Repair
Minimally Invasive Heart Valve Surgery
Surgical Myocardial Revascularization


    Residency in Thoracic Surgery at the University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN
    Residency in Surgery at the Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA
    Internship in Surgery at the Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA
    M.D. from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD (Alpha Omega Alpha)
    B.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Irvine, CA

Board Certification

National Board of Medical Examiners 1985
American Board of Surgery 1991-2001
American Board of Thoracic Surgery 1993
Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Clinical Trials
Primary Investigator
Medtronic Valve Registry



Wheeler DS, Maxwell JM, Poss WB. Surgical ligation of Residually Patent Arterial Duct Following Transcatheter Coils. PMID Cardiol Young 2003 Dec;13(6):574-575.

Maxwell JM, Hiro SP, Tahta SA. Revisiting Dr. Carlos Duran’s Work. Ann Thorac Surg 2002 May;73(5):1659-1660.

Tahta SA, Oury JH, Maxwell JM, Hiro SP, Duran CMG. Outcome After Mitral Valve Repair for Functional Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation. J. Heart Valve Disease 2002 Jan;11(1):11-18.

Maxwell JM. Endoscopic vein harvest. Video J Thorac Surg. Jan 2000.

Oury JH, Hardy BG, Luo HH, Maxwell JM, Duran CMG. Expanding Indications for the Ross Procedure. Ann Thorac Surg 1999 Oct;68;1403-1406.

Oury JH, Hiro SP, Mackey SK, Maxwell JM, Duran CMG. Critical Analysis of the Ross Procedure: Do its Problems Justify its Wider Application? Abstract accepted for presentation at the World Symposium on Heart Valve Disease, London, England. June 1999.

Oury JH, Hiro SP, Maxwell JM, Lamberti JJ, Duran CMG. The Ross Procedure: Current Registry Results. Ann Thorac Surgery 1998 Dec;66:S162-S165.

Freeman RK, Maxwell JM. Intralobar bronchopulmonary sequestration presenting as hemoptysis: Evidence for an acquired cause. Mil Med 1998 Jul;163(7):502-503.

Oury JH, Maxwell JM. An appraisal of the Ross procedure: Goals and technical guidelines. Op Tech Card Thorac Surg 1997 Nov:289-301.

Cole FH, Khandekar A, Maxwell JM, Pate JW, Walker WA. Video-assisted thoracic surgery: Primary therapy for spontaneous pneumothorax? Ann Thorac Surg 1995 Oct: 60(4):931-933.

Greason KL, Hemp JR, Maxwell JM, Fetter JE, Moreno-Cabral RJ. Prevention of distal limb ischemia during cardiopulmonary support via femoral cannulation. Ann Thorac Surg 1995 Jul;60(1):209-210.

Maxwell JM, Ragland JJ. Appendicitis; Improvements in diagnosis and treatment. Amer Surg 1991 May;57(5):282-285.