Julio C. Vasquez, MD

Julio C. Vasquez, MD
4.3 out of 5 
Cardiothoracic Surgery
Vascular Surgery
Hyperbaric Medicine & Wound Care
Clinics / Affiliations: 
Board Certified: 
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Thoracic Surgery
American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine
American Board of Vascular Medicine
Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation (RPVI) by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS/APCA)
Certified Wound Specialist Physician by the American Board of Wound Management
Physician Certified in Hyperbaric Medicine by the American Board of Wound Healing
Education & Training: 
Wayne State University-Detroit Medical Center
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
UCSD Medical Center - San Diego

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


Dr. Vasquez was very attentive, informative and professional. I trust this doctor implicitly and would highly recommend him for anyone who is in need of a Cardiac Surgeon and/or specialist.

   — Marvin Smith