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James K Brevig, MD, FACS Providence-employed provider

1330 Rockefeller
Suite 400
Everett, WA 98201
P: (425) 261-4950
F: (425) 259-8600


Philosophy of Care

I have several goals in my interactions with patients:

My first goal is to partner with my patients in decision making. To achieve this, I need to educate them regarding their treatment options, and I need to get to know them well enough to give them advice relevant to their circumstances. When I finish my initial consultation, all questions should be answered.

My next goal is to perform a technically perfect operation in optimal circumstances. This minimizes the risk of complications, and maximize the chances for an excellent surgical outcome. I use very few blood products in my procedures, and my preference is to use arteries as bypass conduits, because of better long-term outcomes.

Lastly, I pay close attention to postoperative care to minimize both complications, and time in the hospital.

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  • Cardiac surgery
  • Coronary surgery
  • Valve surgery
  • Aortic surgery


Medical School

Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, New York


General Surgery, St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York City, New York


Cardiopulmonary Surgery, State University of New York at Syracuse, Syracuse, New York


Awards & Achievements

  • 2012 Seattle “Top Doc” Award as chosen by peer physicians
  • 2010 Seattle “Top Doc” Award as chosen by peer physicians
  • 2017 Seattle "Top Doc" Award as chosen by peer physicians


Ruyun, Jin, MD, MCR, Edy S. Zelinka, CCP, Julie McDonald, BSN, Thomas Byrnes, BS, Gary L. Grunkemeier, PhD and James Brevig, MD on behalf of Providence Health and Services Cardiovascular Diseases Study Group. Effect of Hospital Culture on Blood Transfusion in Cardiac Procedures. Ann Thoar Surg 2013;95:1269-75

Brevig J, McDonald J, Zelinka E, Gallagher T, Ruyun J, Grunkemeier G. Blood transfusion reduction in cardiac surgery: multidisciplinary approach at a community hospital. Ann Thorac Surg 2009;87:532-9.

Professional Organizations

  • The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • The Western Thoracic Surgeons Association


Medical Interests

  • Cardiac surgery
  • Coronary surgery
  • Valve surgery
  • Aortic surgery


Patient Ratings and Comments

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4.9 out of 5 (43 Ratings, 2 Comments)


I would highly recommend Dr. Brevig. He is the best!

Dr. Breuig is very professional, I felt at ease with him.