Mercy Clinics

Cardiothoracic Surgery





The clinic will be closed on Christmas and New Years Day and will close at noon on Dec. 24 and 3 p.m. on Dec. 31.
If you would like to speak to a nurse, Mercy On Call is available 24/7, including holidays. 319-358-2767 or 800-358-2767

Mercy Iowa City Cardiothoracic Surgery  
540 E. Jefferson St. Ste. 202 
Iowa City, IA 52245
Phone: 319-688-7733
Fax: 319-688-7734

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Specialized Expertise in:
  • Coronary artery bypass grafting
  • Surgery of the aorta
  • Aortic aneurysm replacement/repair
  • Aortic root surgery
  • Valvular heart disease
  • Aortic valve replacement
  • Mitral valve replacement/repair
  • Surgery for atrial fibrillation
  • Lung cancer surgery
  • Minimally invasive/robotic lung resections
  • Mediastinal tumors

Treatments and Procedures:

  • Prevention education
  • Thymectomy

Providers:

  James Nielsen, MD
Dr. Nielsen received his medical education from the University of Iowa, completed his residency and fellowship at University of Texas at San Antonio, and is certified by the American Board of  Surgery and American Board of Thoracic Surgery.
  Jose E. Torres, MD
Dr. Torres received his medical education from the University of New Mexico, completed his residency and fellowship at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and is certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

Lori Fuller, PA-C
Lori received her medical education from Western Michigan University and is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.