Dr. James Klena Joins Danville Regional Medical Center

April 27, 2016

Danville Regional Medical Center (DRMC) recently announced that James Klena, M.D., a Duke Medicine affiliated cardiothoracic (heart) surgeon now practicing at Danville Heart & Vascular, has joined its medical staff. Dr. Klena, who has more than 20 years of clinical experience, brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the community. He, his wife Leah Elizabeth and their five children are in the process of relocating to the Danville area.     

“Dr. Klena is an excellent addition to our medical staff,” said Alan Larson, Market President and DRMC Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  “Expanding access to expert heart care in our region is vitally important to our team. Dr. Klena’s expertise and his affiliation with Duke will prove invaluable in bringing leading edge cardiothoracic surgery to our community.” 

Dr. Klena joins DRMC from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Pittsburgh, PA), where he was Assistant Professor of Surgery and Medical Director of the Adult Intensive Care Unit.  Before providing care at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, he was a staff cardiothoracic & vascular surgeon at Marquette General Hospital in Marquette, MI.  

Dr. Klena graduated from Temple University School of Medicine (Philadelphia, PA). He completed his general surgery internship and residency at Geisinger Medical Center (Danville, PA) and his cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at the University of Missouri (Columbia, MO).  Dr. Klena is a member of the American College of Chest Physicians and the American College of Surgeons. He is also a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the Southern Society of Thoracic Surgeons.   

In his free time, he enjoys spending quality time with his family, fly fishing, motorcycle riding and participating in triathlons. 

For a referral or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Klena, call Danville Heart & Vascular at 434.791.3009. The practice is located in the Professional Building, 201 South Main Street, Suite 1100, Danville.