James P. Zidar, M.D., F.A.C.C., F.S.C.A.I.

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Dr. Zidar received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame before completing medical school at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine. He completed internal medicine training at the University of Michigan and a cardiology fellowship at Duke University Medical Center. He served as program director of the 2011 Annual ACC meeting in Asheville, NC. He is president of Rex Heart & Vascular Specialists and a clinical professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Zidar is part of the Heart Valve Replacement Team at Rex, which is among the first in the nation to implement the new TAVR procedure. Learn more about the UNC Heart Valve Center and the TAVR procedure.


  • Fellowship: Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC


  • Internship/Residency: Chief Resident of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI


  • Medical Degree: Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL
  • Undergraduate Degree: University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN


  • National Board of Medical Examiners
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Interventional Cardiology


  • Fellow, American College of Cardiology
  • Fellow, Society of Coronary Angiography and Intervention
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Andreas Gruentzig Honorary Society
  • American College of Physicians
  • Council member for the North Carolina Chapter of the American College of Cardiology


  • Complex coronary interventions
  • Renal artery stenosis
  • Innovative endovascular technologies to treat cardiovascular disease
  • Carotid revascularization
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Management of refractory hypertension
  • Evaluation of critical limb ischemia



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