John Alan Walsh, MD, a Thoracic and Vascular Surgeon in private practice

Get to know Thoracic and Vascular Surgeon Dr. John Alan Walsh, who serves patients in Palm Coast, Florida.

Dr. Walsh is a respected thoracic and vascular surgeon specializing in thoracic surgery, minimally invasive thoracic surgery, vascular surgery, and endovascular surgical procedures. In private practice in Palm Coast, Florida, some of the most common procedures that he performs include carotid endarterectomies, endovascular repairs of lower extremities, endovascular aneurysm repair – both abdominal and thoracic aorta, major operations on the lung and esophagus, as well as permanent pacemakers.

In addition to tending to patients at his private practice, Dr. Walsh can be found on staff at AdventHealth Palm Coast, formerly Florida Hospital Flagler. It is a proud member of the AdventHealth network with a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ to individuals and neighbors in Flagler County.

As for the doctor’s academic career, he earned his medical degree from Albany Medical College in New York in 1975. From 1975 until 1980, he served his residency in general surgery at The George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Subsequently, from 1980 until 1982, he served his residency in cardiothoracic surgery at the same educational venue.

Aided by his expertise, Dr. Walsh is board-certified through the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, an American surgical organization devoted to surgery of the chest. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), as well as a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, and the American Medical Association.

Cardiothoracic surgery, also known as thoracic surgery, is the field of medicine involved in surgical treatment of organs inside the thorax —generally treatment of conditions of the heart and lungs. A cardiothoracic surgeon is a medical doctor who specializes in surgical procedures of the heart, lungs, esophagus, and other organs in the chest. This includes surgeons who can be called cardiac surgeons, cardiovascular surgeons, general thoracic surgeons, and congenital heart surgeons.

Vascular surgery is a surgical subspecialty in which diseases of the vascular system, including the arteries, veins, and lymphatic circulation, are managed by medical therapy, minimally-invasive catheter procedures, and surgical reconstruction. A vascular surgeon diagnoses, treats, and manages conditions in the arteries and veins, also called the blood vessels. These specialists treat a range of health problems, from spider and varicose veins to life-threatening aneurysms, and can help patients manage chronic conditions throughout their lives.

Learn More about Dr. John Alan Walsh:

Through his findatopdoc profile, or through his website,



FindaTopDoc is a digital health information company that helps connect patients with local physicians and specialists who accept your insurance. Our goal is to help guide you on your journey towards optimal health by providing you with the know how to make informed decisions for you and your family.

Karen Johnson

Karen Johnson is an Associate Content manager for FindaTopDoc and responsible for working with distinguished physicians in documenting their significant accomplishments in their field. Karen is a CPR instructor and is a member of her local theater group.