Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

30 Patient Ratings
60 Patient Comments

James M. McGreevy, M.D., FACS

Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

30 Patient Ratings
60 Patient Comments



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Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 213-5026
South Jordan Health Center
5126 West Daybreak Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84009
(801) 581-4488
University Hospital
General Surgery, Clinic 5
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132


Dr. McGreevy trained as a traditional general surgeon and enjoyed a clinical career rich in varied operative experiences, including, aortic aneurysm repair, carotid endartectomy, portal venous shunts, esophagectomy, gastrectomy, pancreatricoduodenectomy, trauma and minimally invasive surgery. He has served as the General Surgery Program Director at the University of Utah from 1985 until 2009; and as Chief of Surgery at the Salt Lake VA Medical Center from 2009 until 2013. He has a 21 year military career in the US Air Force Reserve, highlighted by four deployments (Desert Storm, 1991; OIF/Kuwait, 2001; OIF/Iraq, 2005-2006 & 2007-2008), retiring in 2011 with the rank of Colonel and Chief Flight Surgeon with 996 military flight hours, almost all of them logged in the F-16. Currently, he maintains an active general surgery practice at the University South Jordan Campus.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Professor
Academic Divisions General Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Surgery (Sub: General Surgery)
National Board of Medical Examiners

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
My confidence in care provider
Time care provider spent with me
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

December 02, 2016

Dr McGreevey is wonderful:)

May 05, 2016

Friendly, professional, clear explanations and not rushed at all. Could not be happier with the care I received.

February 25, 2016

I just love Dr. Mcgreevy! He is the best of the best in my book!

February 25, 2016

Dr. McGreevy is wonderful.

July 21, 2015

Excellent help to the patient, by both Doctor's. Very patient friendly, provided his cell number in case I had an emergency or needed to get in touch with him. Once surgery became the option it was scheduled the very next day. Listened to my concerns with medications and explained the process. Excellent representative of the University of Utah.

June 12, 2015

Dr McGreevy really cares, he has helped me so much through my diagnosis, and he has helped me with the effects from it to make me more comfortable. He is truly the "Greatest" doctor I will ever have. He made my journey through this disease much easier.

May 05, 2015

Excellent experience with Dr. McGreevy

May 01, 2015

Dr. McGreevy was the first really humane surgeon I ever met. I met him in 1984 and was very, very impressed.

January 27, 2015

They were on time - we are very happy with the service we recieved.

December 11, 2014


November 24, 2014

Dr. McGreevy made me feel at ease the minute he walked in the room. I don't know that I've interacted with a nicer doctor - in any field. He was very descriptive in telling me about the surgery and possible complications. I felt like I was able to make an informed decision - and he really did leave the decision up to me.

November 20, 2014

He was fantastic. He took the time to look up my medical history before I got there and discussed everything with me and WE came up with a plan. He even helped me to know where to go next if the problem isn't what is suspected. It was a wonderful experience. I wish more doctors were like him.

October 21, 2014

He is the best

October 17, 2014

Could not ask for better care.

October 15, 2014

I'm unable to say anything negative about Dr McGreevy or his staff. The care I received was so good. I hated the findings but they made the best of a difficult situation and I am so grateful.

October 08, 2014

I had an immediate rapport with this doctor as soon as he entered the room. He encouraged me to call him whenever I needed to. That is the first time that a doctor has informed me that he could be called at any time. His knowledge of my case was very impressive for it demonstrated his fantastic memory. All I can say is: Wow!!! I am so grateful that he is my doctor. I have complete confidence in him.

October 07, 2014

All personal ís very sweet

September 25, 2014

This gentleman goes out of his way to make a patient feel comfortable, important, listened to, and confident that his (the doctor's) recommendations are likely to be the best the patient could find.

September 23, 2014

very good experience

September 02, 2014

at every aspect of my visit, the Huntsman team delivered the highest degree of professionalism, communication, empathy and service. The team's experience gave me a conservative treatment in lieu of an unnecessary surgery for which I'm thankful for

August 13, 2014

Really appreciated Dr. McGreevy's caring way. He spoke very directly to us about the problems and what we could expect. We seemed to really connect with him.

July 29, 2014

I felt very safe and protected by ALL the staff that helped me

July 16, 2014

Dr. McGreevy was excellent in both his professionalism, and demeanor in dealing with me. I have dealt with many surgeons in my professional career as a nurse, and as a patient who has had numerous surgeries, and would rate his efficiciency and bedside manner in dealing with patients in the top 5%.

July 14, 2014

Being diagnosed with cancer has always been one of the most dreaded and horrifying prospects I could imagine. When it happened, I was so fortunate that Dr Mc Greevy became my surgeon. I don't know how I could have made it through the process without him. He was much more than an excellent surgeon. He was a very important source of strength, hope, and support for my husband and for me. We will be eternally grateful to him. Healing from surgery has been surprisingly easy and I believe I am on my way to a full recovery.

July 01, 2014

Execellant staff

June 28, 2014

The physician was very caring and knowledgeable. He managed to assuage my anxiety and I left the visit feeling hopeful. I am confident that he will provide the best possible care and that I will have a good outcome. Thanks!

June 05, 2014

He is the "Best" Doctor I ever had, he really cares about his patients

May 07, 2014


April 30, 2014

he was wonderful much better than the Dr. that did the surgery.

April 21, 2014

Dr. McGreevy supplied his cell phone number so that I could reach him regarding questions/concerns. This is an unusual gesture from a doctor! Thanks very much.

April 01, 2014

While I'm not sure I agreed with the surgeon on what could be wrong, I understand that surgery is our last option, and I am totally willing to make attempts to avoid surgery. Just difficult to have to wait for a few weeks in pain.

February 10, 2014

All in all I was very happy with the visit, the doctor and the rest of the staff. My husband and I were a bit anxious before the appointment but Dr.McGreevy answered all of my and my husbands questions with etiquette and knowledge. I feel very safe in his and the staff's care.

December 27, 2013

I'm very confident that Dr. McGreevy will help me going through this cancer.

October 20, 2013

It is always nice when you feel like you matter and not just the next patient on the list. I felt very comfortable and felt like the Doctor cared about my medical needs.

August 27, 2013

Dr. McGreavy was great! He is attentive, knowledgeable and has a great bedside manner.

August 05, 2013

He was efficient and seemed knowledgeable. A little bit of a whirl wind experience.

July 16, 2013

I gave the front desk the intensive medical history-didn't seem like the doctor had seen it judging from the questions he asked me.

June 03, 2013

Dr McGreevy is the "best" doctor around

April 16, 2013

Made me feel comfortable. Was very caring and understanding.

April 16, 2013

You are the best!

March 19, 2013

We came here because of treatment you provided to friends of ours. After listening to their experiences there simply was no other choice that we would have considered.

February 19, 2013

In my opinion, Dr. McGreevey is the best of the best!

February 12, 2013

Doctor and Nurses where GREAT

December 26, 2012

very down to earth and compassionate.

December 24, 2012

They were all outstanding and made me feel very comfortable and at ease. I would highly recommend the Huntsman Center.

November 19, 2012


October 31, 2012

Deffently recommend to friends and family

October 24, 2012

I left the appointment with a sense that my needs were being met, and that I could contact anyone, anytime if I had additional questions or concerns. Those are concerns every patient has at the beginning of treatment.

October 10, 2012

Nothing but great and friendly

July 31, 2012

Just the very best!

July 09, 2012

very good

June 28, 2012

Very, very impressed with Dr. McGreevy! He did not rush the appointment and gave me all the attention as if I was his only patient. I have never had a doctor that even can close to him in the high quality of care he gave me. My husband was unable to attend so Dr. McGreevy gave me his cell number. He did this so if I had any more questions or if my husband had any questions or wanting help understanding his plan for tests and treatment. I have already referred others to Dr. McGreevy!!!

June 11, 2012

Best experience I've had with a doctor, has always made me feel better even when giving me bad news.

June 06, 2012

Drs. McGreevy is the best!!

May 09, 2012

He is the "Best" Doctor I ever had

February 18, 2012

Dr. McGreevy is an excellent, personable doctor.

February 11, 2012

In my opinion Dr. McGreevy is the best of the best!

February 04, 2012

I was treated very well

January 14, 2012

I have never met a general surgeon who is as kind as Dr. McGreevy.

January 07, 2012

everyone was very caring and kind.

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Professor
Academic Divisions General Surgery
Board Certification American Board of Surgery (Sub: General Surgery)
National Board of Medical Examiners

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-4488 School of Medicine
General Surgery
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

My undergradate degree from Saint John's University (Minnesota) was a broadly-distributed selection of coursework, known then as a liberal arts education. This scientific and philosophical education was a continuation of my four year high school coursework in the same Benedictine Tradition which started at Saint Meinrad Archabbey. After a traditional medical school education at the University of Pittsburgh, I entered the General and Thoracic Surgery Residency under Dr. Henry T. Bahnson. This superb clinical residency allowed me to take a two year break after three clinical years to study gastrointestinal physiology as it relates to surgical disease of the upper alimentary tract at the University of Utah under Dr. Frank G. Moody. This intensive exposure to gastric mucosal barrier function in an ex-vivo, perfused gastric preparation was continued when I returned to Pittsburgh to finish my clinical residency. For three years, I worked in the lab of Dr. Stanley Schultz and Dr. Ray Frizzell using the Ussing Chamber Method to study gastric mucosal surface cell function. After completion of the residency at Pittsburgh, Dr. Moody hired me as an Assistant Professor at the University of Utah, where I continued the Ussing Chamber work for about 5 years until I abandoned basic science reasearch for patient care and education.

I am currently working on the production of a low-cost, high-fidelity simulator for abdominal surgical procedures. With the help of Dr. Rick Feins at the University of North Carolina, I have been using a heart-lung machine to perfuse an explanted abdominal organ block harvested from large animals used for other research purposes, after euthanasia. After creating a sternotomy, I cannulate the thoracic aorta and vena cava via the right atrium, and perfuse the abdominal organs with oxygenated blood. The living tissue is available for students and residents to gain competence in basic abdominal procedures before participating in clinical surgery in human patients.


Education History

Type School Degree
Chief Resident University Health Center of Pittsburgh
General Surgery
Chief Resident
Residency University Health Center of Pittsburgh
General Surgery
Research Fellow University of Utah
Research Fellow
Residency University Health Center of Pittsburgh
General Surgery
Internship University of Pittsburgh Health
General Surgery
Professional Medical University of Pittsburgh
Undergraduate St. John's University


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Operation Southern Watch/Operation Enduring Freedom Reserve Duty Kuwait

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