Tasneem Z. Naqvi, MD

Director, Interventional Echocardiography

Associate Director, Cardiac Noninvasive Laboratory

Tasneem Z. Naqvi, MD is Associate Director of the Cardiac Noninvasive Laboratory and Director of Interventional Echocardiography at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in the Division of Cardiology. Dr. Naqvi is also Assistant Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of Los Angeles (UCLA).

She is board-certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Cardiovascular Disease, National Board of Echocardiography and Society of Vascular Technology.

Dr. Naqvi is a cardiologist and researcher specializing in the performance and interpretations of transthoracic echo-Doppler and transesophageal echo-Doppler studies, stress echocardiographic intracardiac, coronary and vascular ultrasound studies.

Her primary research interests focus on depression and heart disease, hypertension and vascular disease, diastolic heart function, ultrasound guidance of device closures of atrial septal defects, as well as newer techniques in echocardiography, such as Tissue Doppler imaging, myocardial perfusion and intracardiac echocardiography.

She is currently conducting studies on Doppler tissue imaging in patients with heart failure to detect appropriate patients for cardiac resynchronization therapy as well as examining the influence of lipid-lowering on vascular anatomy and function.

Dr. Naqvi has published numerous manuscripts, peer-reviewed articles, several invited papers and abstracts for prestigious journals, such as the American Journal of Cardiology, Circulation, Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, The New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. She is a reviewer for several journals, including the Journal of American Society of Echocardiography, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, American Journal of Cardiology, Echocardiography, Archives of Internal Medicine and American Journal of Medical Sciences.

Her research efforts have generated numerous research awards from a variety of organizations. As Associate Professor of Medicine at the UCLA School of Medicine, Dr. Naqvi's work includes mentoring medical, college and high school students as well as medical residents and fellows. Dr. Naqvi has delivered lectures and presentations nationally and internationally and serves as a consultant for prestigious companies in the pharmaceutical and medical device industry.

Dr. Naqvi is an active member of numerous prestigious professional societies, including the Vascular Strategy Task Force and the Women's Health Advisory Group at the American Society of Echocardiography; and a member of Cardiovascular Imaging Committee and the Education Committee at the American College of Cardiology. She also has served as President of the Los Angeles Society of Echocardiography from 1999 to 2000. Dr. Naqvi has served on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Society of Echocardiography since 1977. She is a member of the Royal College of Physicians in London and a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Society of Echocardiogray.

Dr. Naqvi obtained her MBBS at the Dow Medical College and her postgraduate education in Internal Medicine at Aga Khan University Hospital and Civil Hospital, in Karachi, Pakistan. While in the United Kingdom, she was Senior House Officer at Lister Hospital in Stevenage and Registrar in Internal Medicine at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Birmingham. She continued her residency in internal medicine in the United States at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York and her fellowship in clinical cardiology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.