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John Michael Craig

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John Michael Craig, MD

Specializing in Cardiovascular & thoracic surgery and Thoracic and CV Surgery

Dr. John Craig joined the Baptist Medical Group team of doctors in 2012. Specializing in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, Dr. Craig treats patients with a variety of heart or lung conditions. He cares for patients at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, TN.


  • BMG



  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Southern Adventist University; Chattanooga, TN; 1998
  • Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, Southern Adventist University; Chatanooga, TN; 1998
  • Medical School

    University of Tennessee College of Medicine; Memphis, TN; 2002


    University of Tennessee Health Science Center; Memphis, TN; 2007


    University of Tennessee Health Science Center; Memphis, TN; 2003


    • University of Tennessee Health Science Center; Memphis, TN; 2009
    • Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital; Boston, MA; 2011

Awards, Certifications & Memberships

Medical Societies

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Harwell S. Wilson Surgical Society
  • International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation
  • Memphis Medical Society
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Society of Vascular Surgeons
  • Tennessee Medical Association

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery
  • General Surgery, American Board of Surgery
  • Vascular Surgery

Medical Licensures

Licensed in Tennessee

Medical Career

Treatments and services provided

  • Heart Surgery (coronary bypass, valve surgery, transplant, etc)
  • Peripheral Vascular Surgery (Bypass, aneurysm repair, etc)
  • Thoracic Surgery (lung and esophageal resection)

Diseases and conditions treated

Surgical conditions of the entire cardiovascular system exclusive of the brain.

Specialty interests

  • Coronary bypass
  • Endovascular procedures
  • Extracorporeal life support (ECMO)
  • Heart valve repair
  • Heart transplant

Languages Spoken


Meet The Doctor

What can a patient expect when they have you as a doctor?

Patients can expect complete focus on helping them enjoy the best existence possible. I can never promise an outcome but I can promise to be there for my patients no matter what is required.

What is the most important factor in a doctor-patient relationship and why?

I enjoy spending time with my wife and kids, participating in triathlons and listening to music.

What hobbies or activities do you enjoy when you're not working?

Time with wife and kids, triathlons, music

What about your line of work do you find the most rewarding and why?

I enjoy helping patients beat SERIOUS medical conditions. Although my part is far easier than theirs, I feel like I go through the process with them and find it very rewarding to see them recover and know that I contributed.

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