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.


Many of the physicians who have medical staff privileges to practice medicine at
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center are independent physicians, and not employees or agents of the hospital. These independent physicians bill separately for their services. You should contact your physician to determine their status and billing practices.


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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

Nuclear Medicine

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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 Division of Cardiology

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Jon Kobashigawa, MD

Director Advanced Heart Disease
Director Heart Transplant Program

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Alfredo Trento, MD

Professor Surgery
Director Cardio-Thoracic 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

Cardiology

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Arash Bereliani, MD

Cardiology

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Satinder J. Bhatia, MD

Cardiology

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Neil Buchbinder, MD

Cardiology

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Jeffrey F. Caren, MD

Cardiology

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Bojan Cercek, MD, PhD

Co-Director Atherosclerosis Research Center
Director Coronary Care Unit

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Michael L. Chaikin, MD

Cardiology

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David H. Chang, MD

Cardiology

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Kirk Y. Chang, MD

Cardiology

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Yzhar Charuzi, MD

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

Associate Director Cardiac Intensive Care Unit

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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 C. Dandillaya, MD

Cardiology

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Shaun S. Daneshrad, MD

Cardiology

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Robert M. Davidson, MD

Cardiology

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Shervin Eshaghian, MD

Cardiology

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Suhail Dohad, MD

Cardiology

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J Kevin Drury, MD

Cardiology

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Yaron Elad, MD

Cardiology

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John D. Friedman, MD

Nuclear Medicine

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Donna Gallik, MD

Cardiology

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Eli S. Gang, MD

Cardiology

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Ruchira Garg, MD

Director Congenital Non-Invasive Cardiology

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Dael Geft, MD

Cardiology

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Ivor L. Geft, MD

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

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

Cardiology

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Jeffrey S. Helfenstein, MD

Cardiology

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Timothy Henry, MD

Director Division of Cardiology

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Hasanian A. Jilaihawi, MD

Cardiology

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Debra R. Judelson, MD

Cardiology

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Saibal Kar, MD

Associate Director Cardiovascular Intervention Center
Director Interventional Cardiology Fellowship Program

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Sheila Kar, MD

Cardiology

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Ronald P. Karlsberg, MD

Cardiology

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Harold Karpman, MD

Cardiology

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David Kattan, MD

Cardiology

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Ilan Kedan, MD

Cardiology

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Walter F. Kerwin, MD

Cardiology

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Mehran Khorsandi, MD

Cardiology

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Ali Khoynezhad, MD, PhD, FACS

Director Thoracic Aortic Surgery Program

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Asher Kimchi, MD

Co-Medical Director Preventive and Consultative Heart Center of Excellence
Division Clinical Chief Cardiology

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Michelle M. Kittleson, MD, PhD

Cardiology

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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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Evan P. Kransdorf, MD, PhD

Cardiology

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Norman Lepor, MD

Medical Director Medical Education Outreach Programs

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Phillip Levine, MD

Cardiology

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Hooman Madyoon, MD

Cardiology

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Rajendra (Raj) Makkar, MD

Associate Director Interventional Technologies in the Heart Institute

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William J. Mandel, MD

Cardiology

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Eduardo Marbán, MD, PhD

Director Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute

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Jaime D. Moriguchi, MD

Cardiology

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Mamoo Nakamura, MD

Cardiology

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Arshia Noori, MD

Cardiology

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Jignesh K. Patel, MD, PhD

Cardiology

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Charles Pollick, MD

Cardiology

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Florian Rader, MD

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

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Stephen M. Robert, MD

Pediatric Critical Care

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Robert Rose, MD

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

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

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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Tourage Soleimani, MD

Cardiology

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Charles D. Swerdlow, MD

Cardiac Electrophysiology
Cardiology

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Steven W. Tabak, MD

Medical Director Quality and Outreach in the Heart Institute
Cardiology

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Nai Yu Tang, MD

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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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Payam R. Yashar, MD

Cardiology

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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

Professor Surgery
Director Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

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Francisco A. Arabia, MD

Surgical Director Mechanical Circulatory Support Program

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David H. Chang, MD

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 M. Kittleson, MD, PhD

Cardiology

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Andrew S. Klein, MD, MBA

Director Division of Transplant Surgery

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Jaime D. Moriguchi, MD

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

Cardiology

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Alistair B. Phillips, MD

Co-Director Congenital Heart Program
Director Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

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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

Nuclear Medicine

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Nicola P. D'Attellis, MD

Anesthesiology

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John D. Friedman, MD

Nuclear Medicine

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Sean W. Hayes, MD

Nuclear Medicine

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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*

Selvyn B. Bleifer, MD

Cardiology

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Neal Eigler, MD

Cardiology

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James S. Forrester, MD

Cardiology

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Robert Kraus, MD

Cardiology

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Frank Litvack, MD

Cardiology

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Other Participating Team Members

  • Herbert Stein, 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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