Dr. James Gangemi CHKD Blocks

(757) 668-8850
Board Certifications

American Board of Thoracic And Cardiac Surgery


Medical School: School of Medicine & Dentistry University of Rochester

Residency: School of Medicine at the University of Virginia

Residency: School of Medicine at the University of Virginia

Fellowship: University of Rochester


Dr. Gangemi was recently appointed surgical director of the regional collaborative for cardiac care at CHKD, a collaboration between CHKD and the University of Virginia.

He performs pediatric heart surgeries at CHKD at least four days each month.

Clinical Interests
  • Pulmonary stenosis
  • Hypoplastic left heart syndrome
  • Aortic stenosis
  • Ventricular septal defect
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Coarctation of the aorta
  • Tetralogy of fallot
  • Pulmonary atresia
  • Atrioventricular canal
  • Single ventricle palliation
  • Ventricular assist devices
  • Neuroprotection during circulatory arrest
  • Regional cerebral perfusion
Honors & Awards
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Doc" 2018, 2019, 2021, 2022
  • Dr. Gangemi's published research can be viewed at PubMed
A Note from Dr. Gangemi

"Our goal is to improve outcomes for children with heart conditions from Hampton Roads, central Virginia and beyond by collaborating on evaluations and facilitating access to the most appropriate level of care."