Julio C Vasquez, MD

Julio C. Vasquez, MD
Review Score:
4.6/5 (based on 9 Reviews)
Cardiothoracic Surgery
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Current Patient of Provider
Portneuf Medical Group - Heart and Lung Surgeons
777 Hospital Way, Ste G11
Pocatello, ID 83201
(208) 239-2580
Board Certified: 
American Board of Wound Healing - Hyperbaric Medicine
American Board of Surgery - Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery - Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery
American Board of Wound Management - Certified Wound Specialist
Education & Training: 
Fellowship: Wayne State University-Detroit Medical Center
Medical School: Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Residency: UCSD Medical Center - San Diego
Residency: Wayne State University-Detroit Medical Center

Julio C. Vasquez, MD is board certified in general surgery, thoracic surgery, wound healing and wound management. He also has expertise in complex wound care and hyperbaric medicine. He serves as a thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon at Portneuf Medical Center. He graduated with honors (Salutatorian) from the School of Medicine at Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University (Lima, Peru). He completed residency at the University of California – San Diego, in San Diego, CA; and fellowship at Wayne State University – Detroit Medical Center in Detroit, MI.

He serves in several important roles at local, regional and national organizations. He is the current President of the Idaho State Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. He has published more than 50 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals. He speaks Spanish, Portuguese and French, and he enjoys soccer, music, running and traveling.

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Featured Reviews



Dr. Vasquez is thorough and professional. I trust his medical opinions and appreciate his care.

   — Wade Tolman


Dr. Vasquez has a great chair-side manner, explains thoroughly results of tests, listens to your questions and answers them to your satisfaction. I have a vein and artery condition mostly in my lower left leg. Dr. Vasquez has been monitoring this condition for several years and feels that exercise will better serve my condition than rushing into surgery. He was right! and so far using my treadmill is working well to control the pain. I highly recommend Dr. Vasquez to anyone having circulatory problems. Additionally, his medical staff, and front office are all friendly and ready to be of assistance.

   — Beverly Cable


We are lucky to have Dr. Vasquez in our community. He is skillful and let us know what was happening every step of the way.

   — Arlene Campbell


Very professional and compassionate. Answered all my questions.

   — Jay Steenrod


Some five years ago, Dr. Vasquez diagnosed I had four abdominal aortic aneurysms, then devised a procedure whereby he stented three of them and tied off the fourth going through a vein in my groin. I was in the hospital one night. He follows up annually to ensure his measures are still in place. Simply stated, Dr. Vasquez saved my life. I cannot rate his surgical skill and his medical care highly enough.

   — Glenn Alford


No excessive waiting, evaluation was appropriately performed, and I am to return in two years

   — Noah Klein