James D. Fonger, MD, FRCS
Dr. Fonger's Career Bio
Dr. James Fonger graduated from University of Manitoba College of Medicine and completed his general surgery residency at the University of Toronto. After he trained in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, he held positions on the faculty at Boston University, Johns Hopkins Hospital, and Lenox Hill Hospital in New York. He served as Chief of Cardiac Surgery of Washington Adventist Hospital in DC. He was recruited to Atlanta by the St. Joseph's Health System to help open a medical device development center near Georgia Tech. He continued to work in the field of medical innovation until joining VEINatlanta to focus on the diagnosis and treatment of venous diseases.
Dr. Fonger is board certified in general surgery and cardiovascular surgery, and he is a diplomat of the American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. He is a member of the American College of Phlebology and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. He is a founder and past president of the International Society of Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery. He is a registered physician vascular interpreter (RPVI) and a registered phlebology sonographer (RPhS).