Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship Faculty

Meet the distinguished faculty of the Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship at the Smidt Heart Institute. The teaching staff consists of the top clinicians and investigators in the field.

Joshua I. Goldhaber, MD
Program Director, Cardiology Fellowship Program, Dorothy and E. Phillip Lyon Chair in Laser Research, Associate Director, Coronary Intensive Care Unit, Director, Division of Applied Cell Biology and Physiology, Director, Basic Research in the Heart Institute
Janet Wei, MD, FACC
Assistant Medical Director, Biomedical Imaging Research Institute, Co-Director, Stress Echocardiography Lab
Christine Albert, MD
Lee and Harold Kapelovitz Distinguished Chair in Cardiology Professor, Cardiology, Chair, Department of Cardiology
Babak Azarbal, MD
Co-Director, Heart Failure Unit, Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, Program Director, Post Graduate Education in Interventional Cardiology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
C. Noel Bairey Merz, MD
Director, Barbra Streisand Women's Heart Center, Director, Preventive and Rehabilitative Cardiac Center, Director, Linda Joy Pollin Women's Heart Health Program
Daniel S. Berman, MD
Professor, Imaging, Professor, Medicine
Bojan Cercek, MD, PhD
Director, Coronary Care Unit, Co-Director, Atherosclerosis Research Center, Professor, Medicine
Tarun Chakravarty, MD
David H. Chang, MD
Associate Program Director of Post Graduate Medical Education in Heart Failure and Transplantation, Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Susan Cheng, MD
Erika J. Glazer Chair in Women's Cardiovascular Health and Population Science Director, Cardiovascular Population Sciences, Director, Public Health Research
Sumeet S. Chugh, MD
Division Chief, Clinical Electrophysiology, Medical Director, Heart Rhythm Center, Director, Center for Cardiac Arrest Prevention
Kuang-Yuh Chyu, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor, Artherioschlerosis Research Center, Associate Professor, Medicine, Associate Director, Coronary Intensive Care Unit
Eugenio Cingolani, MD
Director, Preclinical Research, Director, Cardiogenetics Program, Assistant Professor, Medicine
Robert M. Cole, MD
Assistant Professor, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Associate Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support Research and Education Cedars-Sinai Smidt Heart Institute, Cardiologist, Advanced Heart Failure/Mechanical Circulatory Support/Transplant Cardiology Attending California Heart Center, Cedars-Sinai Smidt Heart Institute
Lawreance S. Czer, MD
Medical Director, Heart Transplant Program, Associate Medical Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support Program, Co-Medical Director, Cardiothoracic Surgery Database
Rohan Dharmakumar, PhD
Associate Director, Biomedical Imaging Research Institute, Professor, Biomedical Sciences
Joseph Ebinger, MD
Director, Clinical Analytics
Ashkan Ehdaie, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine, Associate Director, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Training Program
Ruchia Garg, MD
Director, Congenital Noninvasive Cardiology
Dael Geft, MD
Associate Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Research and Education Advanced Heart Disease, Cardiologist, Advanced Heart Failure/Mechanical Circulatory Support/Transplant Cardiology Attending, California Heart Center
Roberta Gottlieb, MD
Dorothy and E. Phillip Lyon Chair in Molecular Cardiology in honor of Clarence M. Agress MD, Director, Molecular Cardiobiology, Professor, Medicine
Antoine Hage, MD
Co-Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Program Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, Director, Solid Organ Transplant Cardiology Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Michelle A. Hamilton, MD
Director, Heart Failure Program
Sean W. Hayes, MD
Michelle M. Kittleson, MD, PhD
Director, Heart Failure Research Associate Professor of Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Cedars-Sinai Smidt Heart Institute, Director, Post Graduate Medical Education in Heart Failure and Transplantation
Jon A. Kobashigawa, MD
Board of Directors, California Heart Center Foundation, Chief Medical Officer, California Heart Center Foundation, DSL/Thomas D. Gordon Chair, Heart Transplantation Medicine Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Evan P. Kransdorf, MD, PhD
Associate Director, Heart transplant Research and Education Advanced Heart Disease, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Attending Physician, California Heart Center, Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute, Los Angeles, California
Debiao Li, PhD
Karl Storz Chair in Minimally Invasive Surgery in Honor of George Berci, MD, Professor, Biomedical Sciences, Professor, Imaging
Rajendra Makkar, MD
Associate Director, Interventional Technologies, Heart Institute, Associate Director, Heart Institute, Stephen R. Corday, MD Chair in Interventional Cardiology Vice President, Cardiovascular Innovation and Intervention
Eduardo Marbán, MD, PhD
Mark Siegel Family Foundation Distinguished Professor, Executive Director, Smidt Heart Institute
Jaime D. Moriguchi, MD
Attending Physician, California Heart Center, Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support Program Advanced Heart Disease, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Mamoo Nakamura, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine
Andriana P. Nikolova, MD, PhD
Attending Physician, California Heart Center, Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute
Teryl K. Nuckols, MD
Vice Chair, Clinical Research, Director, Division of General Internal Medicine
Jignesh K. Patel, MD, PhD
Director, Cardiac Amyloid Program, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Director, Heart Transplant Research, Cedars Sinai Heart Institute, Medical Director, Heart Transplant, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Florian Rader, MD
Co-Director, Clinic for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and Aortopathies, Associate Director of Echo Lab, Associate Professor, Cardiology
Roopinder K. Sandhu, MD, MPH
Director, Device Clinic
Prediman K. Shah, MD
Shapell and Webb Family Chair in Clinical Cardiology Director, Oppenheimer Atherosclerosis Research Center, Director, Atherosclerosis Prevention and Management Center, Professor, Medicine
Michael M. Shehata, MD
Associate Clinical Professor, Medicine, Director, Interventional Electrophysiology Laboratory, Director, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Fellowship Training
Takahiro Shiota, MD
Associate Director, Cardiac Noninvasive Laboratory, Director, Three Dimensional Ultrasound Imaging, Professor, Medicine
Robert J. Siegel, MD
S. Rexford Kennamer MD Chair in Cardiac Ultrasound Medical Director, Clinic for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and Aortopathies, Professor, Medicine
Siddarth Singh, MD
Assistant Director, Echo Fellowship Training Program
Louise E. Thomson, MD
Jennifer Van Eyk, PhD
Erika J. Glazer Chair in Women's Heart Health Director, Advanced Clinical Biosystems Institute in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, Director, Basic Science Research in the Women's Heart Center, Professor, Medicine
Xunzhang Wang, MD
Director, Complex Ablation Laboratory
Evan Zahn, MD
Director, Congenital Heart Program, Director, Division of Pediatric Cardiology
Raymond Zimmer, MD

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