Expert Team

Under the leadership of Eduardo Marbán, MD, PhD, Director of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, a team of cardiac experts from various specialties collaborate to develop a treatment plan designed specifically for each individual patient.  This interactive approach ensures that every diagnostic and treatment options is considered and that the outcome for the patient is the best possible, given all the factors involved.


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Leadership Team

Eduardo Marbán, MD, PhD

Director Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute

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C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD

Director Preventive and Rehabilitative Cardiac Center
Director Clinical Scholars Program

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Daniel S. Berman, MD

Chief of Cardiac Imaging and Nuclear Cardiology
Medical Director Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Program

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Sumeet S. Chugh, MD, FACC, FHRS, FAHA

Associate Director for Genomic Cardiology Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute
Section Chief Clinical Electrophysiology and Director; Heart Rhythm Center

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Timothy Henry, MD

Director Cardiology

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Jon Kobashigawa, MD

Director Advanced Heart Disease
Director Heart Transplant Program

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Alfredo Trento, MD

Director Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Estelle Abe and Marjorie Sanders Chair in Cardiac Surgery

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Ronald G. Victor, MD

Associate Director Translational Research in the Heart Institute
Burns and Allen Chair in Cardiology Research

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Evan Michael Zahn, MD

Co-Director Guerin Family Congenital Heart Program
Director Pediatric Cardiology

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Cardiology Team

C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD

Director Preventive and Rehabilitative Cardiac Center
Director Clinical Scholars Program

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Howard Allen, MD

Cardiology

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Babak Azarbal, MD

Internal Medicine/Cardiology

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Arash Bereliani, MD

Cardiology

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Neil Buchbinder, MD

Internal Medicine/Cardiology

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Jeffrey F. Caren, MD

Internal Medicine/Cardiology

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Bojan Cercek, MD, PhD

Director Coronary Care Units
Co-Director Atherosclerosis Research Center

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Michael L. Chaikin, MD

Internal Medicine/Cardiology

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David H. Chang, MD

Internal Medicine/Cardiology

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Kirk Y. Chang, MD

Cardiology

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Yzhar Charuzi, MD

Internal Medicine/Cardiology

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Sumeet S. Chugh, MD, FACC, FHRS, FAHA

Associate Director for Genomic Cardiology Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute
Section Chief Clinical Electrophysiology and Director; Heart Rhythm Center

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Kuang-Yuh Chyu, MD, PhD

Cardiology

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Eugenio Cingolani, MD

Assistant Professor Medicine
Director Cardiogenetics Program

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Lawrence S. Czer, MD

Medical Director Heart Transplant Program
Associate Medical Director Mechanical Circulatory Support Program

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Ramprasad (Ram) Dandillaya, MD

Cardiology

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Shaun Daneshrad, MD, FACC

Cardiology

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Robert M. Davidson, MD

Internal Medicine/Cardiology

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Suhail Dohad, MD

Internal Medicine/Cardiology

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J Kevin Drury, MD

Internal Medicine/Cardiology

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Yaron Elad, MD

Internal Medicine/Cardiology

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Shervin Eshaghian, MD

Internal Medicine/Cardiology

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John D. Friedman, MD

Chief Outpatient Cardiac Imaging

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Donna Gallik, MD

Internal Medicine/Cardiology

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Ruchira Garg, MD

Director Congenital Non-Invasive Cardiology

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Dael Geft, MD

Internal Medicine/Cardiology

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Ivor L. Geft, MD, FACC

Cardiology

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Joshua I. Goldhaber, MD

Associate Director Coronary Intensive Care Unit
Director Applied Cell Biology and Physiology

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Jeffrey S. Goodman, MD, FACC

Internal Medicine/Cardiology

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Antoine (Alhajje) Hage, MD

Cardiologist

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Michele Hamilton, MD

Director Heart Failure Program

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John Gordon Harold, MD

Internal Medicine/Cardiology

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Jeffrey S. Helfenstein, MD

Cardiology

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Timothy Henry, MD

Director Cardiology

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Hasan Jilaihawi, MD, MRCP, CCT (UK)

Director Interventional Cardiology Imaging
Interventional Cardiologist

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Debra R. Judelson, MD

Internal Medicine/Cardiology

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Saibal Kar, MD

Associate Director Cardiovascular Intervention Center
Director Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program

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Ronald P. Karlsberg, MD, FACC, FAHA, FSCCT, FACP

Cardiology

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Harold Karpman, MD

Internal Medicine/Cardiology

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Ilan Kedan, MD

Cardiology

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Walter F. Kerwin, MD

Internal Medicine/Cardiology

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Mehran Khorsandi, MD

Internal Medicine/Cardiology

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Ali Khoynezhad, MD, PhD, FACS

Director Thoracic Aortic Surgery Program

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Michelle Maya Kittleson, MD

Cardiologist

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Jon Kobashigawa, MD

Director Advanced Heart Disease
Director Heart Transplant Program

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Sheri Koplik, MD

Cardiology

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Norman Lepor, MD

Cardiology

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Hooman Madyoon, MD

Internal Medicine/Cardiology

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Rajendra (Raj) Makkar, MD

Associate Director Interventional Technologies in the Heart Institute

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Eduardo Marbán, MD, PhD

Director Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute

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Puja K. Mehta, MD, FACC

Co-Director Cardio-Oncology Program
Director Non-Invasive Vascular Function Research Lab

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Jaime D. Moriguchi, MD

Internal Medicine/Cardiology

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Mamoo Nakamura, MD, FACC

Cardiology

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Arshia Noori, MD

Internal Medicine/Cardiology

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Jignesh K. Patel, MD, PhD

Internal Medicine/Cardiology

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Charles Pollick, MD

Internal Medicine/Cardiology

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Florian Rader, MD

Assistant Professor Medicine
Co-Director Clinic for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and Aortopathies

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Robert Rose, MD

Internal Medicine/Cardiology

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Bruce A. Samuels, MD

Cardiology

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Jay N. Schapira, MD

Cardiology

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Ernst R. Schwarz, MD

Internal Medicine/Cardiology

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Prediman K. Shah, MD

Director Oppenheimer Atherosclerosis Research Center
Director Atherosclerosis Prevention and Management Center

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Madan Sharma, MD, FACC, FSCAI

Cardiology

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Michael M. Shehata, MD

Associate Director Fellowship Training in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Director Pacemaker and Defribrillator Clinic

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Shreya Sheth, MD

Pediatric Cardiology

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Takahiro Shiota, MD

Associate Director Cardiac Noninvasive Laboratory

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Chrisandra Shufelt, MD

Associate Director Women's Heart Center
Assistant Professor Medicine

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Robert J. Siegel, MD

Director Cardiac Non-Invasive Laboratory
Medical Director Clinic for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and Aortopathies

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Charles D. Swerdlow, MD

Cardiac Electrophysiology
Internal Medicine/Cardiology

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Steven W. Tabak, MD

Medical Director Quality and Outreach in the Heart Institute
Internal Medicine/Cardiology

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Nai Yu Tang, MD

Pediatric Cardiology
Pediatric Cardiac Intensivist

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Louise Thomson, MBChB

Nuclear Medicine

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Mark K. Urman MD

Cardiology

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Ronald G. Victor, MD

Associate Director Translational Research in the Heart Institute
Burns and Allen Chair in Cardiology Research

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Olga Voroshilovsky, MD

Cardiology

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Xunzhang Wang, MD

Director Complex Ablation Laboratory

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Evan Michael Zahn, MD

Co-Director Guerin Family Congenital Heart Program
Director Pediatric Cardiology

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Cardiothoracic Surgery and Transplant Team

Alfredo Trento, MD

Director Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Estelle Abe and Marjorie Sanders Chair in Cardiac Surgery

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Francisco A. Arabia, MD

Surgical Director Mechanical Circulatory Support Program

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David H. Chang, MD

Internal Medicine/Cardiology

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Wen Cheng, MD

Director Surgical Lung Transplant Program

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Joshua S. Chung, MD

Surgery-Cardio-Thoracic

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Lawrence S. Czer, MD

Medical Director Heart Transplant Program
Associate Medical Director Mechanical Circulatory Support Program

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Fardad Esmailian, MD

Surgical Director Heart Transplant

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Antoine (Alhajje) Hage, MD

Cardiologist

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Michele Hamilton, MD

Director Heart Failure Program

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Ali Khoynezhad, MD, PhD, FACS

Director Thoracic Aortic Surgery Program

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Michelle Maya Kittleson, MD

Cardiologist

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Andrew S. Klein, MD, MBA

Director Division of Transplant Surgery

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Jaime D. Moriguchi, MD

Internal Medicine/Cardiology

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Michael Nurok, MBChB, PhD, FCCP

Medical Director Cardiac-Surgical Intensive Care Unit

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Jignesh K. Patel, MD, PhD

Internal Medicine/Cardiology

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Alistair Phillips, MD, FACC, FACS

Director of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
Co-Director Guerin Family Congenital Heart Program

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Danny Ramzy, MD, PhD

Surgery-Cardio-Thoracic

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Aamir S. Shah, MD

Surgery-Cardio-Thoracic
Vascular Surgery

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Cardiac Imaging Team

Daniel S. Berman, MD

Chief of Cardiac Imaging and Nuclear Cardiology
Medical Director Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Program

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John D. Friedman, MD

Chief Outpatient Cardiac Imaging

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Sean Hayes, MD

Nuclear Cardiology

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Louise Thomson, MBChB

Nuclear Medicine

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Cardiogenetics Team

Sumeet S. Chugh, MD, FACC, FHRS, FAHA

Associate Director for Genomic Cardiology Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute
Section Chief Clinical Electrophysiology and Director; Heart Rhythm Center

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Eugenio Cingolani, MD

Assistant Professor Medicine
Director Cardiogenetics Program

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Robert J. Siegel, MD

Director Cardiac Non-Invasive Laboratory
Medical Director Clinic for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and Aortopathies

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Prediman K. Shah, MD

Director Oppenheimer Atherosclerosis Research Center
Director Atherosclerosis Prevention and Management Center

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Michele Hamilton, MD

Director Heart Failure Program

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Florian Rader, MD

Assistant Professor Medicine
Co-Director Clinic for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and Aortopathies

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Emeritus*

Neal Eigler, MD

Cardiology

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James Forrester, MD

Emeritus Professor

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Robert Kraus, MD

Staff Physician

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Frank Litvack, MD

Cardiology

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Other Participating Team Members

  • Satinder Bhatia, MD, Cardiology
  • Selvyn Bleifer, MD, Cardiology*
  • Nicola D'Attellis, MD, Cardiac Imaging
  • Eli Gang, MD, Cardiology
  • Debra Judelson, MD, Cardiology
  • Sheila Kar, MD, Cardiology
  • David Kattan, MD, Cardiology
  • Asher Kimchi, MD, Cardiology
  • Phillip Levine, MD, Cardiology
  • William Mandel, MD, Cardiology
  • Tourage Soleimani, MD, Cardiology
  • Herbert Stein, MD, Cardiology
  • Payam Yashar, MD, Cardiology

* Emeritus

** Research Participant (indicates physicians who demonstrate significant interest in research and who typically do not see patients in a clinical setting.)

*** Candidate Participant (indicates physicians who have met candidate level participation and who are in the process of fulfilling the requirements to becomes a full participant in the center.)


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