Practice Locations

UCHealth Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion 2 - Anschutz Medical Campus
12505 E. 16th Ave Aurora, CO 80045


James Jaggers, MD

Thoracic and Cardiac

Board Certified


Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave, Aurora, CO 80045


UCHealth Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion 2 - Anschutz Medical Campus
12505 E. 16th Ave Aurora, CO 80045


Children's Hospital Colorado
Colorado Springs
4090 Briargate Pkwy Colorado Springs, CO 80920


Provider Expertise

Clinical Interest for Patients

I am interested in complex congenital heart defects in newborns and infants, adult congenital cardiac surgery, pediatric cardiac transplantation, and surgery for Marfan Syndrome.

Care Philosophy

I utilize a multidisciplinary approach to determine the least invasive procedure to solve complex conditions, while ensuring the best possible outcomes.


  • Thoracic and Cardiac ( 1997 , 2017 )
  • Surgery ( 1994 )

Conditions & Treatments

  • Heart and Circulation

    Adult Congenital Heart Disease, Congenital Heart Disease, Heart Diseases, Heart Valve Diseases

  • Surgery

    Adult Cardiac, Cardiothoracic, Cardiothoracic - Congenital Cardiac, Heart Transplant, Open Heart

Education & Training

Medical Schools

MD, University of Nebraska College of Medicine (1988)

Undergraduate Schools

BA, University of Nebraska Medical Center (NE) (1988)

BS, Chadron State College (NE) (1984)

Residency Program

Oregon Health & Science University (1993)


University of Colorado (1996)

University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program (1996)

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Specialty Fellow

American Association for Thoracic Surgery, Member

American College of Surgeons (ACS), Member

American Heart Assocaition, Member

Congenital Heart Surgeons Society, Program Committee

European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Member

International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation, Member

North Carolina Medical Society, Member

Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Workforce on Congenital Heart Disease

Society of University Surgeons, Member

Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, Member

World Society of Pediatric Cardiac Surgeons, Member

Research & Grants


Alkaline Phosphatase for the Prevention of Intestinal and Renal Injury in a Rat Model of Cardiopulmonary Bypass with Deep Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest (2016)

Phase IIb Study of Intramyocardial Injection of Autologous Umbilical Cord Blood Derived Mononuclear Cells during Stage II Surgical Repair of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (Auto Cell-II (2018)

Trial Innovation Network Study Stress Trial 2018 (2018)

information for referring providers

Referral Contact Phone

(720) 777-6660

Clinical Interests for Referring Providers

I specialize in repairing complex congenital heart defects in babies and newborns . I am also an authority in neonatal heart surgery and Adult Congenital Cardiac Surgery. I am Co-editor of a multidisciplinary textbook on cardiac care for Children.

Research Interest for Referring Providers

My research interest include regenerative therapy for myocardium in congenital heart disease and cardiomyopathy as well as clinical outcomes research for children with COHD.