Meet the Cardiac Surgery Expert Team

The team of medical professionals that specialize in cardiac surgery at the Smidt Heart Institute are the leaders across the nation in quality of care and superior patient outcomes. They treat a board spectrum of heart conditions from simple cases to complex cases for high-risk patients, such as those with low ejection fraction and multiple previous operations.

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The Irina and George Schaeffer Distinguished Chair, Cardiac Surgery
Chair, Cardiac Surgery
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Surgery-Cardio-Thoracic
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Director, Aortic Surgery
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Surgery-Cardio-Thoracic, Surgery/Transplant Surgery
SUBSPECIALTY
Lung Transplant
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Professor, Surgery
SPECIALTY
Surgery-Cardio-Thoracic
SUBSPECIALTY
Lung Transplant
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Associate Program Director, Thoracic Surgery ACGME Fellowship Program
Associate Surgical Director, Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support
Surgical Co-Director, Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit
SPECIALTY
Surgery-Cardio-Thoracic
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Surgical Director, Heart Transplant
Professor, Surgery
SPECIALTY
Surgery-Cardio-Thoracic
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Director of Cardiac Surgery, Torrance Memorial Medical Center
SPECIALTY
Surgery-Cardio-Thoracic
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Director
Surgical Director, Guerin Family Congenital Heart Program
SPECIALTY
Surgery-Cardio-Thoracic
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Surgical Director, Lung Transplant Program
Surgical Co-Director, Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit
SPECIALTY
Surgery-Cardio-Thoracic
SUBSPECIALTY
Lung Transplant
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Vice Chair of Outreach & Business Development, Cardiac Surgery
Director Emeritus, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Professor, Surgery
SPECIALTY
Surgery-Cardio-Thoracic

Many of the physicians who have medical staff privileges to practice medicine at Cedars-Sinai 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.