Smidt Heart Institute

The Smidt Heart Institute is home to a distinguished team of experts who are setting the bar for cardiovascular care in the United States.

The Institute unites 16 centers and programs to diagnose and treat the full spectrum of heart and vascular conditions for all patients, from infants to those with advanced disease. Compassionate care is integrated with an agile research enterprise, giving patients access to pioneering treatments.

Led by Eduardo Marbán, MD, PhD, our faculty and attending physicians provide deep expertise across all specialties, including transplantation, stem cell therapy, congenital heart disease, women’s heart health, valve disorders, arrhythmia and hypertension.

Lara Borda

After a surgical procedure when she was 7, and the continued care of the team at Cedars-Sinai's Guerin Family Congenital Heart Program, Lara Borda is blossoming and her future is bright.

Mechanical Circulatory Support Program

The program provides heart-failure patients with the most innovative devices to help the heart pump blood, as a bridge to a transplant or as a permanent treatment.

Eduardo Marbán, MD, PhD
Institute Director

Eduardo Marbán, MD, PhD

"The goal is to keep from having open heart surgery."

Smidt Heart Institute

Cedars-Sinai announces a $50 million gift to advance vital research and innovative practices across the fields of cardiology and cardiovascular surgery.

The gift is the largest in Cedars-Sinai’s 116-year history.

Proteomics: Keeping Drugs on Target
 Women in lab testing samples

Centers & Programs