James K. Brevig, MD, FACS Providence Medical Group

Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
I have several goals in my interactions with patients: My first goal is to partner with my patients in decision making. To achieve this, I need to educate them regarding their treatment options, and I need to get to know them well enough to give them advice relevant to their circumstances. When I finish my initial consultation, all questions should be answered. My next goal is to perform a technically perfect operation in optimal circumstances. This minimizes the risk of complications, and maximize the chances for an excellent surgical outcome. I use very few blood products in my procedures, and my preference is to use arteries as bypass conduits, because of better long-term outcomes. Lastly, I pay close attention to postoperative care to minimize both complications, and time in the hospital.
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Medical School
Professional Associations
  • The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • The Western Thoracic Surgeons Association
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery)
Clinical Interests
  • aortic arch aneurysm
  • aortic arch graft
  • aortic root replacement
  • aortic stenosis
  • aortic valve surgery
  • bloodless cardiac surgery
  • cardiothoracic surgery
  • chest wall disorder
  • coronary bypass graft
  • coronary vein graft
  • dissecting thoracic aneurysm
  • fracture of sternum
  • idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis
  • left atrial appendage closure
  • left atrial appendage occlusion
  • maze procedure
  • median sternotomy
  • minimally invasive aortic valve replacement
  • minimally invasive cardiac surgery
  • minimally invasive mitral valve repair
  • mitral regurgitation
  • mitral valve insufficiency
  • mitral valve stenosis
  • mitral valve surgery
  • paravalvular leak repair
  • patent foramen ovale closure
  • percutaneous atrial septal defect closure
  • pericardial effusion
  • reoperative cardiac surgery
  • replacement cardiac valve
  • replacement of aortic valve
  • replacement of mitral valve
  • rheumatic mitral stenosis
  • transcatheter aortic valve replacement
  • tricuspid valve surgery
  • urachal cyst
  • valve stenosis
Ruyun, Jin, MD, MCR, Edy S. Zelinka, CCP, Julie McDonald, BSN, Thomas Byrnes, BS, Gary L. Grunkemeier, PhD and James Brevig, MD on behalf of Providence Health and Services Cardiovascular Diseases Study Group. Effect of Hospital Culture on Blood Transfusion in Cardiac Procedures. Ann Thoar Surg 2013;95:1269-75

Brevig J, McDonald J, Zelinka E, Gallagher T, Ruyun J, Grunkemeier G. Blood transfusion reduction in cardiac surgery: multidisciplinary approach at a community hospital. Ann Thorac Surg 2009;87:532-9.

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4.8 out of 5 (39 Ratings, 6 Comments)


A very knowledgeable & organized drs. appears to be well respected by others [...]. I have the feeling I was cared for by one of the best.

Engenders total trust.

Dr. Brevig did an excellent job in removing my sternal wires... now I can sleep at night again! Thank you!

This provider is exceptional in his manner, professionalism and understanding. Reflects the epitome of what a provider should be.

Received consultation regarding pending heart surgery. Satisfied with the results of the consultation.

Dr. Brevig was thorough in explaining what my situation was and how he would be able to take care of my health problem. He was patient in answering our questions and making sure we understood what he plans to do.
Providence Medical Group North Everett Clinic - Cardiac & Thoracic Surgery
1330 Rockefeller Avenue Suite 400
Everett, WA 98201