Chief of Clinical Cardiac Surgery Operations and Quality, Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute

James G. Fingleton, MD, is chief of clinical cardiac surgery operations and quality at the Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute. Dr. Fingleton is a cardiovascular surgeon, board certified in surgery and thoracic surgery, and is an assistant professor of surgery (clinical) in the division of cardiothoracic surgery at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He has more than 25 years of experience in surgical care of patients with cardiovascular diseases.

At the Cardiovascular Institute, Dr. Fingleton is responsible for the day-to-day quality operations for Lifespan’s cardiac surgery program, the largest volume open-heart surgery and interventional cardiology program in southeastern New England. 

Dr. Fingleton earned his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. He completed his residency in general surgery at Temple University Hospital and a fellowship in cardiothoracic surgery at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Chest Physicians, the Society for Thoracic Surgery, and the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery.

Dr. Fingleton’s clinical interests include multiple arterial grafting, aortic aneurysm surgery and minimally invasive valve repair and replacement.


Cardiothoracic Surgery

Hospital Affiliations


Medical School:Temple University School of Medicine
Residency:Temple University Hospital
Fellowship:Wayne State University

Meet Dr. James Fingleton