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Joseph Lancelot Lester, III, MD, FACS

Thoracic Surgery, Cardiovascular Surgery

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Florida Heart & Vascular Care at JFK

180 JFK Dr, Suite 320
Atlantis, FL 33462

About Joseph Lancelot Lester, III

Dr. Lester is Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery and Chair of the Department of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at JFK Medical Center.

Dr. Lester’s surgical expertise spans more than 30 years. After receiving his medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine, Dr. Lester remained there for his residency in family practice. As Chief Resident, he completed his internship at Jackson Memorial Hospital and served as Chief of General Emergency and Trauma Services. A residency in thoracic surgery and cardiovascular surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, was followed with residencies in general surgery at the University of Miami Clinic, where he was a professor of clinical surgery and an attending cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon.

In addition to board certification and fellowship training in general surgery, Dr. Lester has fellowships in thoracic and cardiac surgery from the Cleveland Clinic.

Education

  • Medical Degree 1968
    • University of Miami School of Medicine - Miami, FL
  • Internship, 1968-1969
    • Jackson Memorial Hospital - Miami, FL
  • Residency 1969 - 1973
    • University of Miami School of Medicine, Jackson Memorial Hospital - Miami, FL
  • Chief Resident, 1972 - 1973
    • Jackson Memorial Hospital - Miami, FL
  • Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgery Resident
    • Emory University Affiliated Hospitals - Atlanta, GA

Certifications & Professional Memberships

  • Diplomate American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Diplomate of the Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Florida Medical Association
  • Florida Physician Association
  • Society of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgeons
  • Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
  • International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  • National Healthcare Cost & Quality Association
  • American Heart Association
  • National Board of Medical Examiners

Honors & Awards

  • The Florida Medical Association 2006 Distinguished Physician Award
  • The National Republican Congressional Committee's
  • Physician Advisory Board 2003 Physician of The Year
  • The National Republican Congressional Committee's
  • Physician Advisory Board 2004 Physician of The Year

Education

Medical School
University of Miami School of Medicine

Internship
Jackson Memorial Hospital

Residency
University of Miami School of Medicine; Jackson Memorial Hospital

Fellowship
Cleveland Clinic

Certifications & Memberships

General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

Affiliations

Diplomate American College of Surgeons Fellow, American College of Surgeons Diplomate of the Board of Thoracic Surgery American Board of Thoracic Surgery American College of Surgeons American Medical Association Florida Medical Association Florida Physician Association Society of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgeons Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery National Healthcare Cost & Quality Association American Heart Association National Board of Medical Examiners

Gender

Male

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish

Specialties

Thoracic Surgery
Cardiovascular Surgery

Office Locations

Florida Heart & Vascular Care at JFK
180 JFK Dr
Suite 320
Atlantis, FL 33462
Phone: (561) 548-4900
Fax: (561) 434-5165

Office Hours

Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm