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James P. Zidar, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I.

Dr. Zidar received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame before completing medical school at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine. He completed internal medicine training at the University of Michigan and a cardiology fellowship at Duke University Medical Center.  He served as Program Director of the 2011 Annual ACC meeting in Asheville, NC.  He is President of Rex Heart & Vascular Specialists and a clinical professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Zidar is part of the Heart Valve Replacement Team at Rex, which is among the first in the nation to implement the new TAVR procedure. Learn more about the UNC Heart Valve Center and the TAVR proceudure.


College University of Notre Dame
South Bend, Indiana
Medical School Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine
Maywood, Illinois

Internal Medicine
University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Chief Resident, Internal Medicine
University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan 


Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina

Board Certifications National Board of Medical Examiners
American Board of Internal Medicine
Cardiovascular Disease
Interventional Cardiology 
Professional Memberships

Fellow, American College of Cardiology
Fellow, Society of Coronary Angiography and Interventio
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Andreas Greuntzig Honorary Society
American College of Physicians
Council member for the North Carolina Chapter of the American College of Cardiology

Professional Interests

Complex Coronary Interventions
Renal Artery Stenosis
Innovative endovascular technologies to treat cardiovascular disease
Carotid Revascularization
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Management of refractory hypertension
Evaluation of critical limb ischemia

News Articles featuring Dr. Zidar

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