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James Vannoy Faris

James Vannoy Faris, American Cardiology educator, hospital executive ( hlth: medical, Educated)cardiology educator, hospital executive. Served to major United States Army, 1971-1973, Vietnam. Indiana Heart Association grantee.; Fellow American College Cardiology; member American Medical Association, Indiana State Medical Association, Indiana Medical Society, president electrical Alpha Omega Alpha, Alpha Epsilon Delta.


Faris, James Vannoy was born on July 18, 1943 in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. Son of Vannoy and Maudeline (Freeman) Faris.


AB, Indiana U., 1965, Doctor of Medicine, 1968. Diplomate American Board Internal Medicine, American Board Cardiology.


Intern, resident Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, 1968-1971, assistant professor medicine, 1976-1980, associate professor medicine, radiology, 1980-1999. Chief of staff Richard L. Roudebush Veterans Administration Medical Center, 1983-1995, chief section cardiology, 1995-1999. Clinical associate professor medicine, medical science program Indiana University, Bloomington, since 1999, assistant dean School Medicine, 1983—1995.

Chief medical service Bloomington Hospital and Healthcare Systems, 2005—2006, chief of staff, since 2006.


It is vital to meet and worship with other Christians in order to grow in the Christian life and to understand what is God's will for people and for their communities.


God should be loved with hearts as well as with minds. To the best of their ability everyone needs to think things through in the light of reason. This means becoming aware of different points of view, and using his or her critical thinking to make sense of God's world.


Major United States Army, 1971-1973, Vietnam. Fellow American College Cardiology. Member American Medical Association, Indiana State Medical Association (assistant treasurer, since 2007, parliamentarian), Indianapolis Medical Society (president 1998-1999), Monroe Owen County Medical Society (president 2003), Alpha Omega Alpha, Alpha Epsilon Delta.


  • Other Interests

    Skiing, tennis, water-skiing.


Married Jacqueline Claire Bexell, July 1, 1978. Children: Nathan James, Jamie Lynn, Jenna Claire, Brittany Jean, James Vannoy III, Janessa Marie.


The use of force should be supported, but only in extreme situations and only when the need is clear beyond reasonable doubt, and through appropriate international organizations.