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As a thoracic surgeon in Tennessee, Dr. James Headrick is trained to perform complicated surgeries on the lungs, esophagus, heart and other parts of the chest.


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CHI Memorial Thoracic Oncology Associates  

Accepting New Patients?

Yes, Dr. James R. Headrick is accepting new patients at this office.


(423) 498-2650


2108 E 3rd Street, Suite 300, Chattanooga, TN 37404-2625

Office Details

Doctor Specialties Thoracic Surgery & Surgical Oncology
Accepting New Patients? Yes
Practice Specialty Cardiothoracic Surgery
Group Practice The Chattanooga Heart Institute at Memorial
Hospital Affiliation
  • CHI Memorial Hospital
Languages Spoken English

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Insurance Accepted  

  • Medicare

About Dr. Headrick
Dr. Headrick



Dr. James Headrick graduated from University of Tennessee College of Medicine in 1991 before completing a residency in General Surgery at Erlanger Medical Center in Chattanooga, TN. He then completed a fellowship in Cardiothoracic Fellowship at Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Headrick has one office in Tennessee where he specializes in Thoracic Surgery and Surgical Oncology.

Dr. Headrick works with six doctors including Dr. James Zellner and Dr. Clifton Reade.


Conditions Treated 

  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Disorders
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung cancer screening
  • mediastinal diseases
  • thymomas

Services & Procedures

  • Esophagectomy (Vagal Sparing, En Bloc & Minimally Invasive)
  • Hyperhidrosis Treatment
  • Minimally Invasive and Robotic Surgery of the esophagus and stomach
  • minimally invasive chest wall resections
  • Robot-assisted Surgery
  • Thoracic Oncology
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • thymectomy
  • VATS lobectomy
  • VATS segmentectomy
  • VATS wedge resection

Special Interests  

  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Cancer Screening

Education & Training  

Medical School


  • Erlanger Medical CenterChattanooga, TN
    Residency in General Surgery


  • Mayo Clinic
    Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Fellowship


Hospital Affiliations

  • Memorial Health Care System Inc.
  • Chattanooga Hamilton County Hospital Authority
  • Parkridge Medical Center

Languages Spoken  

  • English
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