Medical Professionals & Postgraduates 

The Smidt Heart Institute collaborates on research efforts and offers a number of graduate and continuing medical education opportunities related to cardiovascular disease, heart failure, heart transplantation, cardiac imaging, electrophysiology, vascular surgery and other heart-specific fields of medicine.


If you have a patient you would like to refer to one of our programs, please contact the appropriate program. Our physicians will work with you to understand the unique needs of your patient and develop the best treatment plan, and will be available for additional consultations and procedures as needed.

Clinical Trials & Research

Learn about the latest clinical trials and research being conducted at Cedars-Sinai, and view breakthrough news by physicians and researchers who are connecting patients with leading-edge diagnostic services, advanced surgical and minimally invasive procedures and innovative medical therapies.

Clinical Guide to Heart Transplantation

The Cedars-Sinai Advanced Heart Disease Center faculty have published a quick and practical reference that contains the most current techniques, practices and thinking in heart transplantation.

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Key Articles

Our faculty are leaders in advancing the science and practice of medicine in the areas of heart failure, transplantation and mechanical circulatory support, including leading landmark clinical trials and publishing key articles in the field.

Grand Rounds & Conferences

The departments of cardiology and cardiac surgery present a number of grand rounds and professional conferences throughout the year, including research conferences, workshops and continuing medical education.


Smidt Heart Institute

Cardiology Grand Rounds

This activity is inteded primarly for Cedars Sinai's cardiologists and cardiac surgeons, cardiology fellows, students, nurses and all others who manage cardiac conditions such as heart failure, valvular heart disease, and symtomatic and/or life-threatening abnormal cardiac rhythms.

Apply current practice  guildelines and consider clinically relevant reserach in the treatment of patients with cardiovascular disease. Address relevant patient care issues in the basic areas of cardiovascular medicine and design presonalized treatment strategies for patients with cardiac conditions. Describe the latest advances and areas of controversy in the field of cardiovascular medicine and research.

Every Tuesday
8-9 a.m. (summer hiatus Jul.-Sept.)

Smidt Heart Institute

Controversies and Advances in the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease

The Smidt Heart Institute annual Controversies and Advances in the Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease symposium focuses on realistic views of controversial issues in cardiovascular disease. Sessionsl include a combination of lectures, debates, and roundtable discussions presented by a faculty of internationally renowned leaders. The conference is designed for cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, cardiovascular and thoracic surgeons, perfusionists, nurses, technicians and those involved in the diagnosis, treatment and care of individuals with controversial and complex cases of cardiac disease.

Annually, every November

Electrophysiology Program

Arrhythmia Symposium

Offered in collaboration with the California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology and the Heart Rhythm Society. The symposium covers broad range of topics focused on management of heart rhythm disorders including exercise and arrhythmias, screening for silent atrial fibrillation, patient selection for catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation, as well as overlap of arrhythmias with heart failure, lung disease, and adult congenital heart disease. Other topics include the biological pacemaker, lead extractions and ablation of ventricular tachycardia.

Dec. 4, 2020

Heart Transplant Program


Focus on heart transplant nursing, current trends in heart transplantation, donor heart selection, transplant management and mechanical circulatory support.

Two forums a year, held off campus.
Dates and locations change yearly, please contact  for more information.

Heart Transplant Program

Annual DSL/Thomas D. Gordon Distinguished Visiting Professor in Advanced Heart Disease

Focus on innovations in heart transplantation. For more information, email

Fall of every year at Harvey Morse Auditorium and Advanced Health Sciences Pavilion (AHSP)

Mechanical Circulatory Support Program

Biennial National Conference

National conference focused on mechanical circulatory support. For more information, email

October every other year at Harvey Morse Auditorium and the Women's Guild Simulation Center for Advanced Clinical Skills

Residency, Fellowship & Training Programs

The Departments of Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery offer several clinical and research training programs, which include:

Department of Cardiology


Advanced clinical training, accredited by ACGME, is available in the following areas:

Non ACGME clinical training opportunities are available in:

Research Training

The National Institutes of Health T32-supported Postdoctoral Fellowship in: Advanced Research Training in Basic and Translational Cardiovascular Research is available for doctors and investigators (or equivalent) through the Smidt Heart Institute.

Department of Cardiac Surgery

A two-year curriculum, accredited by ACGME, is available in the following areas:

Non-accredited clinical training opportunities are available in:
Get Help or Make an Appointment

Call or send a message to the Heart team. You can also have us call you back at your convenience.

7 days a week, 6 am - 9 pm PT