Meet the Chief
R. James Valentine, M.D., Professor, is Chief of the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery and the Alvin Baldwin, Jr., Chair in Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
He received his medical degree from Emory University in 1980 and completed his residency in surgery in 1985 and vascular fellowship in 1986 at UT Southwestern. He was a vascular fellow at UT Southwestern from 1985 to 1986.
Following a four-year tour of active duty in the United States Navy, Dr. Valentine joined the faculty at UT Southwestern Medical Center in July 1990.
His clinical interests include abdominal aortic aneurysm, carotid artery disease, and varicose vein treatment. His research interests include clinical trials in vascular surgery, genetic determinants in peripheral atherosclerosis, epidemiology, control of premature peripheral atherosclerosis, and outcome analysis in vascular surgery. Among his awards are “America’s Top Surgeons” and “Top Doctors in America.”