Cardiothoracic Surgery


Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA


Medical School

Wayne State University School of Medicine


New York University, NYU/Bellevue, Manhattan VA


New York University, NYU/Bellevue, Manhattan VA


Denver Children's Hospital

Board Certifications

Cardiothoracic Surgery




John Artrip, M.D., FRACS, is a cardiothoracic surgeon in the Division of Cardiovascular Surgery at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and an assistant professor of surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine. He has expertise in both pediatric and adult care.

Dr. Artrip is interested in all aspects of congenital heart care and has extensive experience in heart transplantation and complex valve surgery. He spent the last 10 years in New Zealand at the Starship Children's Hospital and Auckland City Hospital (formerly known as the Greenlane Hospital). He also served as one of only two congenital heart surgeons providing the full scope of adult and pediatric congenital heart surgery for the entire nation of New Zealand and the surrounding Pacific Islands.

Dr. Artrip completed his clinical fellowship training in congenital heart surgery at Denver Children's Hospital and his cardiothoracic residency at the Columbia University campus of the New York-Presbyterian Medical Center. Additionally, he served as a clinical instructor in heart transplantation/ventricular assist devices at Columbia University Medical Center in New York and clinical instructor in complex valve surgery at Northwestern University Medical Center in Chicago.

Dr. Artrip completed a general surgery residency at New York University and was chief resident in surgery at NYU/Bellevue Hospital and the Manhattan VA Medical Center. He earned his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine and his bachelor's degree, cum laude, in chemistry from Amherst College.

His professional society memberships include the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Australian-New Zealand Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and board certified in general surgery, cardiothoracic surgery and congenital cardiac surgery.

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