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James Taggart, MD


Bariatric Surgery, General Surgery, Weight Loss

Primary Location

Mt. Edgecumbe Medical Center


American Board of Surgery

Education and Experience

Dr. James Taggart is a general surgeon with specialized training in bariatric surgery. He enjoys working with patients to understand their needs and provide them with personalized care. He strives to provide patients with less discomfort, quicker recovery times and shorter hospital stays. Dr. Taggart is dedicated to getting patients back to a quality of life they can enjoy.

Born and raised in Indiana, Dr. Taggart completed medical school at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his general surgery internship at the University of Washington in Seattle. He moved to New York City for his residency and while there, completed his fellowship in advanced gastrointestinal and bariatric minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Taggart, his wife and their daughter have been a part of the Sitka community since 2018. He has been instrumental in creating the bariatric program at SEARHC.

Personal Interests

Dr. Taggart is an outdoor enthusiast. He spends his free time exploring the Southeast Alaska waterways, islands and trails with his family and friends. Dr. Taggart enjoys competing in trail runs. He can often be seen training for his next marathon, jogging to and from work.