Leadership

If you're seeking diagnosis or treatment for a valvular heart disease, you can rest assured that your care at Cedars-Sinai will be managed by a multidisciplinary team of doctors, surgeons, nurses and other healthcare professionals who apply decades of compassionate experience to every patient. Specializing in a wide range of minimally invasive techniques and using innovative interventions, our teams collaborate to tailor a care plan that fits your needs, often resulting in a shorter hospital stay and a quicker recovery time.

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Joanna Chikwe, MD

Surgery-Cardio-Thoracic
The Irina and George Schaeffer Distinguished Chair Cardiac Surgery
Chair Cardiac Surgery
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Rajendra Makkar, MD

IM Cardiology
Director Interventional Cardiology Division
Associate Director Heart Institute
Executive Director Cardiac Interventional Services

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