John S. Ikonomidis, MD, PhD

Chief, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery; Professor of Surgery

UNC Health Provider

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Cardiothoracic Surgery, General Surgery, Transplant
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMClosed Today Closed Today
Accepting New Patients

Location Information

UNC Hospitals Multispecialty Surgery Clinic (Heart Valve Clinic)
101 Manning Drive
First Floor
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
On Public Transportation, Handicap Accessible


Day of the WeekHours
Monday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

About the Provider


  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • General Surgery
  • Transplant


  • Heart Transplantation
  • Cardiac Surgery
  • Lung Transplantation
  • Thoracic Surgery

Provider Details

Type: Clinician, Researcher
Gender: Male

Medical School

  • University of Toronto, 1985 - 1989


  • Stanford University, 1997 - 2000
  • Area: Cardiothoracic Surgery


  • University of Toronto, 1990 - 1997
  • Area: General Surgery


  • The Toronto Hospital, 1989 - 1990

Research Fellowship

  • University of Toronto, 1992 - 1995

Doctor of Philosophy

  • University of Toronto, 1995


  • Thoracic Surgery, Board Certified
Procedures: coronary artery bypass grafting, aortic valve replacement, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), mitral valve repair and replacement, tricuspid valve repair and replacement, aortic root enlargement procedures, aortic root replacement including valve-sparing techniques, aortic aneurysm surgery, left ventricular assist devices (LVADs), heart transplantation; Research: human and animal research (funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH)) on the causes and treatments for aortic aneurysm disease
Aortic surgery, transplantation

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Commercial Plans (Other than Aetna Whole Health)
  • Aetna Whole Health (Tier 2)
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage Plans (Other than Aetna Prime HMO)
  • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina Medicaid
  • BCBSNC Commercial Plans
  • North Carolina State Employees Health Benefit Plan (Active employees)
  • BCBSNC Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance
  • BCBSNC Medicare Advantage (Other than Experience Health)
  • Healthy Blue Medicaid
  • Carolina Complete Health Medicaid (Centene)
  • Cigna Commercial Plans (Other than Cigna Connect)
  • Cigna Secure Medicare Advantage
  • Contigo Health Plan (WakeMed employees only)
  • Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Humana Medicare Private Fee-for-Service
  • North Carolina State Employee Health Benefit Plan (Medicare Advantage for retirees)
  • Liberty Advantage Medicare Advantage
  • MedCost PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Commercial Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage
  • UnitedHealthcare Exchange (ACA) Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
  • WellCare of North Carolina Medicaid
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