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About St. Joseph Health

SJH provides a full range of care facilities including 16 acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics and physician groups. All of our hospital and home health entities are accredited by the Joint Commission. In our award-winning facilities, SJH maintains a "continuum of care," matched to the diverse needs of the urban centers, smaller cities and rural communities who depend on us every day.

Joanne Starr, MD

Specialty
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
Additional Language Spoken
English
Address
CHOC Children's Specialists - Main St. Cardiothoracic Surgery
505 South Main Street
Suite 200
Orange, CA 92868

Primary Office

Address
CHOC Children's Specialists - Main St. Cardiothoracic Surgery
505 South Main Street
Suite 200
Orange, CA 92868
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Phone
(714) 509-4641
Fax
(855) 246-2329

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  • Meet The Doctor

    Specialties & Education

    Primary Specialties
    • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Biography

    Biography

    Biography
    Dr. Starr was previously director of the cardiac surgery program at Children’s Hospital of New Jersey and an associate professor at the New Jersey Medical School at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, in Newark. She is a member of numerous societies and a founding member of the World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery. She has served as lead and associate surgeon on several international congenital heart surgery missions, including to the Dominican Republic, Ecuador and Uganda.

    Dr. Starr’s research interests in hybrid congenital heart surgery and myocardial protection complement the innovative and pioneering nature of the Heart Institute at CHOC – the only regional facility performing neonatal and pediatric open heart surgery. Dr. Starr has co-authored more than 50 abstracts and manuscripts that have been presented at national and international conferences. Several have focused on hybrid cardiac surgery, collaborative procedures involving interventional cardiologists and cardiac surgeons.

    Dr. Starr has served as co-investigator on multi-center studies, including evaluating Esmolol for treating hypertension after surgical repair of coarctation of the aorta; REPEL-CV for reducing post-operative adhesions following pediatric cardiothoracic surgery; and Clopidogrel to lower arterial thrombotic risk in neonates and infants. Most recently, she was co-investigator for an American Heart Association grant, Human Factors and Patient Safety During Infant Cardiac Surgery.