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About Joelle M. Coletta, MD, FACS

Joelle Coletta, MD, is a cardiothoracic surgeon and chief of the cardiothoracic surgery section at the Veterans Administration Hospital affiliated with UC San Diego. She also performs both cardiac and thoracic operations at Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center.

Her areas of expertise include bypass surgery (including off-pump or "beating heart" procedures), valve repair and replacement, aortic surgery, and adoption of less invasive surgical techniques.

She trained in cardiothoracic surgery at UC San Diego Health from 2002-2004 and then became the department head of cardiothoracic surgery at Naval Medical Center, San Diego. After leaving the Navy, she gained additional experience in mitral valve repair, minimally invasive techniques, and aortic surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Coletta joined the Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at UC San Diego Health in 2009. She combines her clinical interests in patient care with her genuine enthusiasm for teaching.

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For more information, see Cardiovascular Services and Surgical Services.

Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Medical Degree

  • Georgetown University, School of Medicine, Washington, DC

Residency

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Gender

  • Female

Date Joined Staff

  • 2009-04-29

Board Certifications

  • Surgery
  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Conditions and Treatments

  • Minimally Invasive Cardiac/Thoracic Operations
  • Valve Repair and Replacement
  • Aortic Surgery
  • Coronary Revascularization
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Heart Valve Repair
  • Heart Valve Replacement
  • Heart Valve Surgery
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted