Cardiothoracic Surgery

Our Providers

Dr. Peter J. BolanPeter J. Bolan, MD

Dr. Bolan is a specialist in cardiac and thoracic surgery. He joined CTVS in January of 2005 after two years of private practice in Knoxville, Tennessee. He is now with CardioThoracic Surgery, Navicent Health Physician Group. He is a graduate of Knox College and Rush Medical College. He conducted his General Surgery residency at Emory University, and his Cardiothoracic residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He is Board Certified in General and Thoracic surgery. He has a special interest in Thoracic Aortic surgery.


Dr. James L. FosterJames L. Foster, MD

Dr. James L. Foster is a specialist in cardiac and thoracic surgery. He joined Macon CardioVascular Institute in July of 2005. He is now with CardioThoracic Surgery, Navicent Health Physician Group. He is a native of Lavonia, Georgia and graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Biology. He then earned a degree in medicine from the Medical College of Georgia. He completed a general surgery residency at Mercer University/Medical Center of Central Georgia followed by a cardiothoracic fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He is the recipient of numerous awards including intern of the year, resident of the year, and resident teacher of the year. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. His presentations at professional meetings have included topics on current surgical management of blunt thoracic aortic injuries, cardiac injuries in association with sternal fractures, and pulmonary artery aneurysmal disease. Dr. Foster is board certified with the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.


Dr. Laura L. ReedLaura L. Reed, MD

Dr. Laura Reed is a specialist in cardiac and thoracic surgery. She joined CTVS in January of 2003 after six years of private practice in Kentucky. She is now with CardioThoracic Surgery, Navicent Health Physician Group. Dr. Reed is a graduate of the Universities of Illinois and Kentucky. She is Board Certified in General and Cardiothoracic Surgery. Dr. Reed has the distinction of being the first female Cardiothoracic Surgeon to practice in the state of Georgia.


Jeff Brown, PAJeff Brown, PA

Jeff received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina. Jeff served in the Unites States Army, where he also earned a Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies in the Interservice Physician Assistant Program from the University of Nebraska in San Antonio, Texas and pursued his Master of Physician Studies in the Interservice Physician Assistant Program from the University of Nebraska in Fort Polk, Louisiana. Jeff joined Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Associates in 2014.


Tracy Davis, PATracy Davis, PA

Tracy received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, Georgia and completed her Allied Health Science Bachelor of Science from the Medical College of Georgia. Tracy attended Duke University where she earned a Masters in Physician Assistant Surgical Program. She joined Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Associates in 2006.


Jared Jarrett, NPJared Jarrett, NP

Jared earned a Bachelor of Science of Nursing from Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus, Georgia. He pursued his Master of Science of Nursing at the University of Alabama-Birmingham in Birmingham, Alabama. Jared joined Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Associates in 2018.


Melissa Jones, PAMelissa Jones, PA

Melissa completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She earned her Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. Melissa joined Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Associates in 2017.


Latoia Samson, PALatoia Samson, PA

Latoia is from Buford, GA. She graduated Cum Laude, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia. She earned a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia. Latoia joined Cardio-Thoracic Surgery Associates in 2016.