James Levett, MD, FACS

Surgical Specialists

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Special Interests

  • Coronary Artery Bypass (using arterial grafts)
  • Lung Cancer


  • BA - Carleton College, Northfield, MN
  • MD - University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA


  • Residency in General Surgery, University of Chicago Hospitals & Clinics, Chicago, IL
  • Residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Chicago Hospitals & Clinics, Chicago, IL


  • Research Fellowship in Electrophysiology: Duke University, Durham, NC


  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery

Hospital Privilege

  • Mercy Medical Center
  • Surgery Center Cedar Rapids
  • UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's Hospital


  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery
  • American Heart Association
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society for Quality
  • Cedar Rapids Healthcare Alliance
  • Iowa Healthcare Collaborative
  • Iowa Medical Society
  • Iowa Quality Center
  • Iowa Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Patient/Provider Philosophy

To listen to my patients, encourage them to discuss concerns, and deliver care that is consistent with their goals.

Year Joined PCI

March 1998

Why Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa?

As a healthcare provider group, PCI is committed to serving patients as individuals and working to improve the overall health of the community.

Personal Interests

I am interested in quality systems in healthcare and serve as the President of the Cedar Rapids Healthcare Alliance.

I needed my aortic valve replaced and my aorta tightened up. This was MAJOR. Dr Levett is the most professional person I know. Jeff Miller assisted and saw me in the room. His manor was very calming. Both of these men do unbelievable life saving procedures as calmly as I would turn on a computer. I feel I was in the best hands during my operation and my follow-up. Thank you both for saving my life. What an outstanding team I had to save my life.

-Donald - Feb, 2015

Thanks so much for working our dad into your schedules last week. We cannot thank you enough. We appreciate everyone's effort to help expedite his care. The care and services provided by your office have been outstanding. With much heartfelt appreciation,

-Trusheim Family - Feb, 2015
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Contact Information

202 10th Street SE
Suite 290, Level 2
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
Phone: (319) 362-5118
Fax: (877) 894-3629
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