Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

92 Patient Ratings
52 Patient Comments

James C. Fang, M.D.

Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Patient Rating:

4.9 out of 5

92 Patient Ratings
52 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 585-7676
Redstone Health Center
1743 W Redstone Center Drive , Suite 115
Park City, UT 84098
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(801) 585-7676
South Jordan Health Center
5126 West Daybreak Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84009
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(801) 585-7676
University Hospital
Cardiovascular Center
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
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Bio

James Chen-tson Fang, M.D., is the Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine and Director of the Cardiovascular Service Line at University of Utah Health Care.

Dr. Fang, who specializes in treatment of patients with heart failure, most recently held the Spitz Master Clinician Chair at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, where he was a professor of medicine and associate chief of clinical affairs for cardiovascular medicine. He is a highly regarded clinician, teacher, mentor and researcher.

Dr. Fang’s role at the University of Utah includes leading efforts to ensure the institution is recognized as a premier clinical, educational, and research institution for cardiovascular disease. He continues to develop highly skilled multidisciplinary teams that provide comprehensive, personalized and cost-effective care, and oversee integration of research and clinical care programs.

While at Case Western Reserve, Dr. Fang served as Medical Director of the Heart Failure, Transplant, and Circulatory Assist Program and Chief Medical Officer for the Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute.

Dr. Fang graduated from the Duke University School of Medicine in 1988, and went on to complete internships and residencies at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore as well as a cardiovascular fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. The author of multiple books, Dr. Fang has taught at Case Western Reserve, Johns Hopkins, and at the Harvard University School of Medicine.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Professor
Academic Divisions Cardiovascular Medicine
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Cardiovascular Disease)

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
4.8
My confidence in care provider
4.9
Time care provider spent with me
4.9
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.9
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.8
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.8
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.9
Wait time at clinic
4.5
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.9

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.

September 04, 2016

Dr. Fang was great! He assured me that he didn't think I had anything to worry about and was very concerned that I understood what we talked about

August 22, 2016

Dr Fang is a very compassionate physician. He is one of only 3 physicians who actually listens to the patients answers when he asks you how you are. His first concern is LISTENING to what I am CONCERNED ABOUT. He is ONE of a kind. All doctors should learn from him to LISTEN TO THE PATIENT FIRST. The PATIENT can tell you more about WHAT HAS HAPPENED since their last visit. Then he goes over everything with me and explains in terms I can understand any test results etc. Then Dr Fang explains what he thinks and feels what the next step is. Then he always asks me if I am willing to take the next step. My experience has always been a JOINT DECISION. I appreciate that I have a say in things. I have ALWAYS made my decision to do what Dr Fang has suggested was the next step because I know it has been the RIGHT decision FOR ME. I TRUST HIM WITH MY LIFE. He KNOWS WHAT HE IS TALKING ABOUT. I would refer everyone with Cardiac Problems to Dr Fang. He is TOTALLY AWESOME. Thank You for CARING ABOUT ME !!!!!!!!

August 10, 2016

can't say enough good things. we love it!

August 05, 2016

I am a physician and was very impressed with Dr. Fang's knowledge and concern for my issues.

August 03, 2016

Dr. Fang put me at ease. He was easy to talk to, totally engaged in my situation. He addressed all my concerns, answered every question. Absolutely the best.

August 01, 2016

Dr. Fang is AWESOME. He always listens to my concerns and answers my questions. Today he knew that I was hurting and that I was frustrated because things were not improving and some things were worse. He discussed that there were three tests that could be done to look more closely for possibly a clearer answer to the problem. He discussed each with me and asked me what I thought. After that he told me that he felt the best option was to do a cath procedure of both sides of the heart and why. He asked me if I was ok with that and I said yes. He immediately talked to his associate who would be doing the test and it was immediately set up and and I was prepared for the procedure in the Cath Lab. He explained why he would be unable to perform the procedure himself; but assured me I was in good hands. This was reassuring to me. He told me that he would be kept appraised of the situation. I have full confidence in Dr. Fang and TRUST Him With my LIFE

July 30, 2016

Feel fortunate to have Dr Fang as my cardiologist.Informative and knowledgable and always willing to answer questions. Minji Park is an excellent PA

July 24, 2016

Dr. Gang was better than I could have ever hoped. I learned so much about my condition and how we can manage it. I'm so pleased with Dr Fang, Minji, and the team that welcomed me. Finger health care doesn't exist.

July 21, 2016

good

June 27, 2016

I felt that dialogue with Dr Fang and all care givers was productive and caring.

June 26, 2016

Beyond "good." So very impressed with Dr. Fang and Ms. Park. < Almost> Makes we want to have some more heart trouble just to be around these folks. Know it's not possible, yet they make me feel there are not other patients around except for me. While neither one is doing some cuttin' and slicin', might want to have them teach a class on caring for patients. Noted that I've yet to have a bad experience with anyone at the "U," they are the best.

May 27, 2016

Both Nurse Practitioner & Doctor were very good.

May 25, 2016

Words will never do justice to the sincere genuine concern highest level of treatment I have experienced from the minute Dr. Fang began caring and treating me in the E.R. January 21, 2016 through today and I know I will have in the future.

May 23, 2016

Both Minji and Dr. Feng were great.

May 10, 2016

Min Ji is a tremendous person who has taken a real interest in my condition. She is a really sincere person whom I look forward to seeing. Dr. Fang takes the time to talk to me and is also very sincere about his concern for me. I like seeing him and talking about my condition. I owe both of them my very life and appreciate all they did for me. I tell everyone I know if they know someone with a heart condition, go straight to Dr. Fang and Min Ji Park.

April 24, 2016

very personable, listened well, genuinely seemed interested in all I had to say, good experience over all

March 17, 2016

Dr. Fang was excellent and took time to answer all of our questions. I felt like he really cared about me as a patient.

March 13, 2016

Dr. Fang is one of those rare - but not in your world - physicians who present as really caring.

February 20, 2016

Exceeded all expectations

February 15, 2016

My experience was exceptionally good. Dr. Fang, while obviously being very bright and competent, described my condition in terms that were quite understandable. He also laid out my options and his recommendations in a very straightforward way by explaining the effect each could/would potentially have on me. He seemed genuinely concerned with both my current and future well-being. I consequently have a lot of confidence in Dr. Fang, and would recommend him highly to anyone with cardiovascular issues.

February 08, 2016

good

January 30, 2016

Dr J Fang is an excellent care provider. Listens to concerns, carefully considers them and determines the follow up to rule out any possible medical issues. Has you check in with his staff to provide necessary feedback.. His PA Minji is also an excellent care provider.

December 09, 2015

Not only did I meet with the nurse practitioner, I was able to meet with Dr. Fang. Dr. Fang is very personable and shows concern for his patients. Knowing of his reputation, skill and training, I am please that he is seeing me for a somewhat minor issue compared to the complex issues he must see regularly.

December 06, 2015

Dr Fang was very nice and professional; as well as being very concerned and compassion any with me. He made me feel very much and was upbeat and encouraging towards me. He did not look down on me and was not critical of me or what was going on in my life. He gave me the encouragement I needed to keep working on improving myself.

November 21, 2015

Dr Fang excellent care provider

November 11, 2015

Dr. Fang is amazing. For someone with his education and intelligence, he always makes me feel important to him. I really appreciate all he and his staff did for me. It changed my life. I feel great and enjoy life much more now.

November 06, 2015

I feel that the doctor is giving me solutions that apply to the average patient and that he is referring me to others but is not able to handle my condition without outside help.

September 04, 2015

It was a highly satisfying visit.

September 01, 2015

I would surely want Dr. Fang as my doctor if I lived in Park City.

August 29, 2015

felt extremely depressed after I left appointment. Dr. gave me a feeling of no hope. I thought the idea was to encourage patients. I spoke with my primary care the next day and felt much better.

August 15, 2015

I would trust Drs. Fang, Kutchera and Wendt with my life. They gave me the best cardiology care possible.

July 24, 2015

Dr Fang's PA began the visit with an excellent intake and exam. She was informative and made me feel extremely comfortable. Dr Fang did a thorough workup,provided excellent feedback and put my medical concerns into perspective. I look forward to working with him as my cardiologist.

July 23, 2015

AWESOME staff!!

July 06, 2015

it is very reassuring that Dr. Fang pays very close attention to my comments or questions about my care; and, that he adjusts my medications based on how I describe how I am feeling and what my symptoms are.

June 26, 2015

I have confidence in Dr Fang

June 14, 2015

Dr. Fang is most professional, helpful, and caring - he has great insight

May 25, 2015

Good

May 04, 2015

Drs. Kutchera, Welt and Fang are excellent doctors who make me feel confident that I can recover from my heart condition. They are also very friendly. None of them demeaned me or made me feel discouraged because I am a large man and each of them are small and probably haven't had to deal with problems of weight and diet. But, they are sensitive and kind in their dealing with me, which I really appreciate.

March 18, 2015

Dr. Fang was engaging, easy to discuss issues with and totally professional. He was a good listener, had good eye contact and focused on my problems. Very impressed with his knowledge and understanding of the issues and clear on a course of treatment.

January 03, 2015

I can't even describe how much more cared for I have felt and U of U than the other hospital that give me care during the last two months. You look for the cause of the problem, help me feel comforted and not so afraid, and then make me better. You are FANTASTIC!

December 04, 2014

He is a great and caring doctor, and very nice!

November 07, 2014

Dr. Fang was very professional and very personable. He's got a wonderful "bed side" manner in that you feel as though you're his only patient that day.

July 15, 2014

Good

February 28, 2014

Overall, Dr. Fang and Jess were great. They were very friendly and took the time to answer all my questions. I don't think the doctor looked at my records prior to the visit (not sure if that is standard practice or not), but they both looked at my records during the visit, so I think they were aware of everything that had happened previously during the visit. Overall, I would absolutely recommend Dr. Fang. I have never had a doctor who showed more concern and patience them him. it was great having Jess, the APRN, there as well. I think it was helpful to have the 'tag team' to make sure they saw/reviewed/remembered all the important details.

February 15, 2014

The heart exam I received seemed incomplete. It was pretty quick.

February 13, 2014

Dr. Fang did outstanding job.

January 23, 2014

Best doctor EVER - very pleased to have Dr Fang as my doctor.

January 11, 2014

I think Dr. James Fang is a fantastic person, I know I am in good hands. Jessickah Windfeldge is a star, she explained everything so that it is easily understandable, and did my phone call with the results. I think I have the best team possible looking after me. Make the transition from another country so much easier. Thanks you guys.

December 09, 2013

Dr. Fang made the transition from Dr. Zubair's care very easy and comfortable.

October 18, 2013

Very professional and very kind doctor

August 26, 2013

Dr. Fang was very helpful and most professional, our experience was very good

August 12, 2013

Dr. Fang was very helpful

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Internal Medicine - Professor
Academic Divisions Cardiovascular Medicine
Board Certification American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Cardiovascular Disease)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 213-4060 School of Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
30 N 1900 E
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

James Chen-tson Fang, M.D., is the Chief of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine and Director of the Cardiovascular Service Line at University of Utah Health Care.

Dr. Fang, who specializes in treatment of patients with heart failure, most recently held the Spitz Master Clinician Chair at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, where he was a professor of medicine and associate chief of clinical affairs for cardiovascular medicine. He is a highly regarded clinician, teacher, mentor and researcher.

Dr. Fang’s role at the University of Utah includes leading efforts to ensure the institution is recognized as a premier clinical, educational, and research institution for cardiovascular disease. He continues to develop highly skilled multidisciplinary teams that provide comprehensive, personalized and cost-effective care, and oversee integration of research and clinical care programs.

While at Case Western Reserve, Dr. Fang served as Medical Director of the Heart Failure, Transplant, and Circulatory Assist Program and Chief Medical Officer for the Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute.

Dr. Fang graduated from the Duke University School of Medicine in 1988, and went on to complete internships and residencies at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore as well as a cardiovascular fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. The author of multiple books, Dr. Fang has taught at Case Western Reserve, Johns Hopkins, and at the Harvard University School of Medicine.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Research Fellow Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Cardiovascular Disease
Research Fellow
Fellowship Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation
Fellow
Post Graduate Training Harvard School of Public Health
Program in Clinical Effectiveness
Postgraduate Studies
Fellowship Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Cardiovascular Disease
Clinical Fellow
Clerkship Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Medicine Preceptor
Clerkship
Chief Resident Johns Hopkins Hospital
Assistant Chief of Service, Osler Medical Service
Chief Resident
Internship/Residency Johns Hopkins Hospital
Osler Medical Service
Intern/Resident
Professional Medical Duke University School of Medicine
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate Duke University
B.A.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Vorovich E, French B, Ky B, Goldberg L, Fang JC, Sweitzer NK, Cappola TP (2014). Biomarker predictors of cardiac hospitalization in chronic heart failure: a recurrent event analysis. J Card Fail, 20(8), 569-76.
  2. Givertz MM, Teerlink JR, Albert NM, Westlake Canary CA, Collins SP, Colvin-Adams M, Ezekowitz JA, Fang JC, Hernandez AF, Katz SD, Krishnamani R, Stough WG, Walsh MN, Butler J, Carson PE, Dimarco JP, Hershberger RE, Rogers JG, Spertus JA, Stevenson WG, Sweitzer NK, Tang WH, Starling RC (2013). Acute decompensated heart failure: update on new and emerging evidence and directions for future research. J Card Fail, 19(6), 371-89.
  3. Ky B, French B, May Khan A, Plappert T, Wang A, Chirinos JA, Fang JC, Sweitzer NK, Borlaug BA, Kass DA, St John Sutton M, Cappola TP (2013). Ventricular-arterial coupling, remodeling, and prognosis in chronic heart failure. J Am Coll Cardiol, 62(13), 1165-72.
  4. OGara PT, Kushner FG, Ascheim DD, Casey DE Jr, Chung MK, de Lemos JA, Ettinger SM, Fang JC, Fesmire FM, Franklin BA, Granger CB, Krumholz HM, Linderbaum JA, Morrow DA, Newby LK, Ornato JP, Ou N, Radford MJ, Tamis-Holland JE, Tommaso JE, Tracy CM, Woo YJ, Zhao DX (2013). 2013 ACCF/AHA guideline for the management of ST-elevation myocardial infarction: executive summary: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines. Circulation, 127(4), 529-55.
  5. OGara PT, Kushner FG, Ascheim DD, Casey DE Jr, Chung MK, de Lemos JA, Ettinger SM, Fang JC, Fesmire FM, Franklin BA, Granger CB, Krumholz HM, Linderbaum JA, Morrow DA, Newby LK, Ornato JP, Ou N, Radford MJ, Tamis-Holland JE, Tommaso CL, Tracy CM, Woo YJ, Zhao DX, Anderson JL, Jacobs AK, Halperin JL, Albert NM, Brindis RG, Creager MA, DeMets D, Guyton RA, Hochman JS, Kovacs RJ, Kushner FG, Ohman EM, Stevenson WG, Yancy CW (2013). 2013 ACCF/AHA guideline for the management of ST-elevation myocardial infarction: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines. Circulation, 127(4), e362-425.
  6. OGara PT, Kushner FG, Ascheim DD, Casey DE Jr, Chung MK, de Lemos JA, Ettinger SM, Fang JC, Fesmire FM, Franklin BA, Granger CB, Krumholz HM, Linderbaum JA, Morrow DA, Newby LK, Ornato JP, Ou N, Radford MJ, Tamis-Holland JE, Tommaso CL, Tracy CM, Woo YJ, Zhao DX, Anderson JL, Jacobs AK, Halperin JL, Albert NM, Brindis RG, Creager MA, DeMets D, Guyton RA, Hochman JS, Kovacs RJ, Kushner FG, Ohman EM, Stevenson WG, Yancy CW (2013). 2013 ACCF/AHA guideline for the management of ST-elevation myocardial infarction: executive summary: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines. J Am Coll Cardiol, 61(4), 485-510.
  7. OGara PT, Kushner FG, Ascheim DD, Casey DE Jr, Chung MK, de Lemos JA, Ettinger SM, Fang JC, Fesmire FM, Franklin BA, Granger CB, Krumholz HM, Linderbaum JA, Morrow DA, Newby LK, Ornato JP, Ou N, Radford MJ, Tamis-Holland JE, Tommaso CL, Tracy CM, Woo YJ, Zhao DX, Anderson JL, Jacobs AK, Halperin JL, Albert NM, Brindis RG, Creager MA, DeMets D, Guyton RA, Hochman JS, Kovacs RJ, Kushner FG, Ohman EM, Stevenson WG, Yancy CW (2013). 2013 ACCF/AHA guideline for the management of ST-elevation myocardial infarction: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines. J Am Coll Cardiol, 61(4), e78-140.
  8. Stevenson WG, Hernandez AF, Carson PE, Fang JC, Katz SD, Spertus JA, Sweitzer NK, Tang WH, Albert NM, Butler J, Westlake Canary CA, Collins SP, Colvin-Adams M, Ezekowitz JA, Givertz MM, Hershberger RE, Rogers JG, Teerlink JR, Walsh MN, Stough WG, Starling RC (2012). Heart Failure Society of America Guideline Committee.Indications for CRT: 2011 Update from the HFSA Guideline Committee. J Card Fail, 18(2), 94-106.
  9. Stevenson WG, Hernandez AF, Carson PE, Fang JC, Katz SD, Spertus JA, Sweitzer NK, Tang WH, Albert NM, Butler J, Westlake Canary CA, Collins SP, Colvin-Adams M, Ezekowitz JA, Givertz MM, Hershberger RE, Rogers JG, Teerlink JR, Walsh MN, Stough WG, Starling RC (2012). Indications for cardiac resynchronization therapy: 2011 update from the Heart Failure Society of America Guideline Committee. J Card Fail, 18(2), 94-106.
  10. Ky B, French B, Levy WC, Sweitzer NK, Fang JC, Wu AH, Goldberg LR, Jessup M, Cappola TP (2012). Multiple biomarkers for risk prediction in chronic heart failure. Circ Heart Fail, 5(2), 183-90.
  11. Butler J, Ezekowitz JA, Collins SP, Givertz MM, Teerlink JR, Walsh MN, Albert NM, Westlake Canary CA, Carson PE, Colvin-Adams M, Fang JC, Hernandez AF, Hershberger RE, Katz SD, Rogers JG, Spertus JA, Stevenson WG, Sweitzer NK, Tang WH, Stough WG, Starling RC (2012). Update on aldosterone antagonists use in heart failure with reduced left ventricular ejection fraction. Heart Failure Society of America Guidelines Committee. J Card Fail, 18(4), 265-81.
  12. Fang JC, DeMarco T, Givertz MM, Borlaug BA, Lewis GD, Rame JE, Gomberg-Maitland M, Murali S, Frantz RP, McGlothlin D, Horn EM, Benza RL (2012). World Health Organization Pulmonary Hypertension group 2: pulmonary hypertension due to left heart disease in the adult--a summary statement from the Pulmonary Hypertension Council of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation. J Heart Lung Transplant, 31(9), 913-33.
  13. Morrow DA, Fang JC, Fintel DJ, Granger CB, Katz JN, Kushner FG, Kuvin JT, Lopez-Sendon J, McAreavey D, Nallamothu B, Page RL 2nd, Parrillo JE, Peterson PN, Winkelman C (2012). Evolution of critical care cardiology: transformation of the cardiovascular intensive care unit and the emerging need for new medical staffing and training models: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation, 126(11), 1408-28.
  14. Sipahi I, Carrigan TP, Rowland DY, Stambler BS, Fang JC (2011). Impact of QRS duration on clinical event reduction with cardiac resynchronization therapy: meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Arch Intern Med, 171(16), 1454-62.
  15. Ky B, French B, Ruparel K, Sweitzer NK, Fang JC, Levy WC, Sawyer DB, Cappola TP (2011). The vascular marker soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 is associated with disease severity and adverse outcomes in chronic heart failure. J Am Coll Cardiol, 58(4), 386-94.

Book Chapter

  1. Ryan J, Natvi J, Fang JC (2015). Hemodynamics in Heart Failure. In Mann DL, Felker GM (Eds.), Heart Failure: A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease (3rd Edtiion). St. Louis: Elsevier.

Case Report

  1. Chow CH, El-Amm C, Liu W, Pastva S, Sipahi I, Fang JC (2013). Reversal of severe biventricular dysfunction from cardiac hemochromatosis with iron removal. Circ Heart Fail, 6(1), e14-5.

Editorial

  1. Ryan JJ, Fang JC (2015). Pulmonary hypertension in heart failure: measurable, but how meaningful? J Heart Lung Transplant, 34(3), 310-1.

Video/Film/CD/Web/Podcast

  1. Fang JC, Pinney S (2014). Cardiac Transplantation (webinar) [Web].

Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials

Video & News