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Evan Michael Zahn, MD
Director, Congenital Heart Program
Evan Michael Zahn, MD, is Director of the Congenital Heart Program in the Heart Institute and Department of Pediatrics at Cedars-Sinai. He is board certified in pediatric cardiology.
Dr. Zahn joined Cedars-Sinai from Miami Children’s Hospital, where he served as Chief of Cardiology and Head of Interventional Catheterization Services for the Congenital Heart Institute. In 2002, he helped found the Congenital Heart Program at Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital in Orlando, where he served as director until 2011.
Dr. Zahn’s research focus has been the development and implementation of several important interventional procedures, including several hybrid approaches for the treatment of complex congenital problems, stent implantation in infants and neonates, and complex interventions performed in the early post-operative period. Dr. Zahn participated in the design and development of several devices and FDA clinical trials, resulting in the approval of the Helex septal occluder and the Melody trans-catheter pulmonary valve. He is participating in the COMPASSION clinical trial, which is examining the role of the Sapien trans-catheter valve in the pulmonary position.
In addition to publishing more than 55 articles in peer reviewed journals, Dr. Zahn is a reviewer for the American Journal of Cardiology, Circulation, Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, Congenital Heart Disease and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. He has authored several book chapter dealing with advanced interventional catheterization techniques for children. A well-sought after speaker, Dr. Zahn has been invited to lecture at more than 130 conferences, nationally and internationally and has presented numerous abstracts.
Dr. Zahn is a member of the subsection of the American Heart Association’s Cardiovascular Disease in the young and a fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Intervention.
After earning a bachelor’s degree at The State University of New York at Albany, Dr. Zahn earned his medical degree at New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. He completed his pediatric internship and residency at The University of Colorado Affiliated Hospitals in Denver, followed by a pediatric cardiology clinical fellowship and an interventional cardiac catheterization fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada.