For Medical Professionals

Physician Referrals

The Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) Program at the Smidt Heart Institute welcomes referrals from outside physicians. Our goal is to work alongside referring physicians to enhance their patients' care through the services we provide, including enrolling eligible patients into appropriate clinical trials.

Patients electively referred to MCS are seen within a week. For urgent or emergency referrals, please contact Dr. Jaime Moriguchi at 310-248-8300 or by calling the Mechanical Circulatory Support office at 310-423-7338.


To review publications from physicians and researchers of the Mechanical Circulatory Support Program, please visit PubMed.

Grand Rounds and Conferences

The Mechanical Circulatory Support Program offers practical insights, training and state-of-the-art devices for the treatment of end-stage heart failure patients. Every two years the program holds a national conference on mechanical circulatory support.

Fellowships and Training

Cedars-Sinai offers a one-year, accredited, clinical fellowship in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant, which includes access to mechanical circulatory support. The fellowship and training programs are ACGME accredited. For information about current fellowships, applications and deadlines, please contact Xenia Lovrekovic-Delic, academic program coordinator, via email at

Have Questions or Need Help?

Call ur or send a message to the the Mechanical Circulatory Support Program team. You can also have us call you back at your convenience.

Monday through Friday, 8 am - 5 pm PT

Contact Information for Emergencies

On-Call Coordinator

Referrals for Physicians