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James Tarver, III, MD

James Tarver, III, MD

Director, Pulmonary Hypertension, Cardiologist

Heart, Lung and Vascular



Dr. James Tarver is a fellowship-trained, board-certified cardiologist with more than 20 years of experience treating pulmonary hypertension. A graduate of the cardiology fellowship program at the National Naval Medical Center/Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Bethesda, MD, he was named Outstanding Fellow upon completion of his training there. He went on to serve as a pulmonary hypertension Clinical Fellow at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Previously, he earned his medical degree at the Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Tarver is a veteran of the US Navy, where he served as a medical officer and achieved the rank of Commander. He is a recipient of a Bronze Star and two Gold Star commendations as well as the Navy ACP Governor's Award for Outstanding Clinical Research, among other honors. He has four times been named one of "Orlando's Top Doctors"by Orlando Magazine.


Long-term results of the DelIVery for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension trial



Education & Training


Boston University; Bethesda Naval Hospital


Bethesda Naval Hospital


Bethesda Naval Hospital

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine