Heart and Vascular Care

Our USC Cardiac and Vascular Institute team designs heart and vascular treatments specifically for you to give you the best outcome.

Heart and Vascular Care

Our USC Cardiac and Vascular Institute team designs heart and vascular treatments specifically for you to give you the best outcome.

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Best-in-Class Care for Cardiovascular Disease

Nearly half of American adults are affected by cardiovascular disease. Our USC Cardiac and Vascular Institute team provides noninvasive treatments and specialized surgical therapies for conditions such as:

  • Aortic aneurysm
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Heart attack
  • Heart failure
  • Stroke
  • Vascular disease

We use state-of-the-art diagnostic tools to find the root cause of your condition. Our team works together to identify appropriate therapies to treat and manage your cardiac or vascular condition. Our patient-centered approach offers you a better experience and better outcome.

Our clinical experts provide integrated care for a broad range of cardiovascular diseases and conditions through our dedicated cardiac and vascular care centers:

Keck Medicine of USC’s Cardiac and Vascular Institute team treat a wide range of heart and vascular conditions using advanced therapies, surgeries and treatments.

 

Conditions We Treat

 

Treatments We Offer

  • Aorta and aortic root surgery
  • Aortic aneurysm repair
  • Aortic valve repair and replacement
  • Atherectomy of coronary and peripheral arteries
  • Bicuspid valve surgery
  • Branched endovascular aortic aneurysm repair
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • Chest wall deformity surgery
  • Complex adult cardiac surgery
  • Complex endovascular aortic repair
  • Coronary angioplasty
  • Coronary artery bypass grafting
  • Dialysis access surgery
  • Electrophysiology
  • Endovascular aneurysm repair
  • Endovascular therapy
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Fenestrated/branched aortic aneurysm repair
  • Heart transplant
  • Interventional cardiology
  • Limb salvage and reconstruction
  • Lower extremity revascularization
  • Mechanical circulatory support
  • Minimally invasive cardiac surgery
  • Minimally invasive left ventricular assisted device (LVAD)
  • Minimally invasive valve replacement and repair
  • Mitral valve repair and replacement
  • Peripheral bypass grafting
  • Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy
  • Renal artery reconstruction
  • Renal artery stenting
  • Ross procedure
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Septal myectomy
  • Thoracic endovascular aortic repair
  • Tissue repair
  • Transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR)
  • Transcatherter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)
  • Transcatheter valve repair
  • Tricuspid valve surgery
  • Vascular access for hemodialysis
  • Ventricular assist devices
  • Visceral artery angioplasty
  • Visceral artery reconstruction
  • Visceral artery stenting

Conditions

Our Team

Specialties
Cardiac Surgery

Craig J. Baker, MD

Accepting new patients
Chief, Division of Cardiac Surgery
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Transplant Surgery  View more
Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Transplant Surgery  View more

David L. Brown, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiology

Amanda Bui, NP-C

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Nurse Practitioner, Cardiac Surgery, Heart Valve Repair
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery
Specialties
Cardiac Surgery

Irene Chen, NP-C

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Nurse Practitioner, Cardiac Surgery
Specialties
Cardiology
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Congenital Cardiac Surgery
Medical Director of Heart Failure, Heart Transplant, and Mec ...
Specialties
Cardiology, Cardiac Transplantation, Advanced Heart Failure
Specialties
Cardiology

Fernando Fleischman, MD

Accepting new patients
Co-Director, USC Comprehensive Aortic Center
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Endovascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery  View more

Michael W. Fong, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Cardiology, Cardiology , Cardiac Transplantation  View more

Parveen K. Garg, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Cardiology, Lipidology, Preventive Cardiology
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology  View more

Sukgu M. Han, MD

Accepting new patients
Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular T ...
Specialties
Vascular Surgery, Endovascular Therapy, Aortic Disease

Cynthia S. Herrington, MD

Accepting new patients
Visiting Associate Professor of Clinical Cardiothoracic Surg ...
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

Antreas Hindoyan, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Interventional Cardiology, Cardiology, Heart Valve Repair

Ivan C. Ho, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Keck School of Med ...
Specialties
Cardiology , Cardiology, Electrophysiology

Ming Lu Huang, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

Serge S. Kobsa, Phd, MD, PhD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Cardiac Surgery, Heart Valve Repair, Cardiac Transplant Surgery  View more

Sophia Lam, NP-C

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Aortic Disease, Nurse Practitioner, Cardiac Surgery
Specialties
Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology

William M. Lee, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery
Specialties
Vascular Surgery, Endovascular Therapy

Raymond C. Lee, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Transplant Surgery  View more
Specialties
Cardiology

Gregory A. Magee, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery & Aerospace and Mech ...
Specialties
Vascular Surgery, Endovascular Therapy, Aortic Disease

Demetrios Nectarios Mallios, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Cardiac Surgery, Heart Valve Repair

Miguel F. Manzur, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Vascular Surgery, Endovascular Therapy

Ray V. Matthews, MD

Accepting new patients
Surgical Director, Advanced Heart Failure, Transplant, and M ...
Specialties
Interventional Cardiology, Cardiology, Heart Valve Repair

Anilkumar O. Mehra, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Cardiology

Elizabeth A. Miranda, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Vascular Surgery

Vivian Y. Mo, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Specialties
Cardiology
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure  View more

Christian J. Ochoa, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery
Specialties
Vascular Surgery, Endovascular Therapy

Kruti A. Pandya, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Cardiology, Cardiology , Cardiac Transplantation  View more

Dev Patel, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiology

Sanjeet G. Patel, Phd, MD, PhD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Cardiac Transplant Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Aortic Disease  View more
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation

Jonathan A. Praeger, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation  View more
Specialties
Vascular Surgery
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

Corinne Rosenberg, PA-C

Accepting new patients
Advance Practice Provider Manager, Cardiac and Vascular Surg ...
Specialties
Physician Assistant, Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery
Specialties
Cardiac Surgery

Leslie A. Saxon, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Clinical Medicine (Clinical Scholar)
Specialties
Cardiology, Electrophysiology

Chia-Ding Shih, DPM

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Podiatry, Podiatric Surgery and Limb Salvage, Vascular Surgery

Jerold S. Shinbane, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Cardiology, Electrophysiology

Jina Sohn, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Cardiology
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure  View more

Vaughn A. Starnes, MD

Accepting new patients
Chair, Department of Surgery
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Transplant Surgery  View more

Perlie Tam, NP-C

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Cardiac Surgery, Nurse Practitioner

Tze-Woei Tan, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Vascular Surgery, Aortic Disease, Endovascular Therapy  View more

Cherilyn Tarallo, NP-C

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Cardiac Surgery, Nurse Practitioner

Kimberly Tran, NP-C

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Nurse Practitioner, Cardiac Surgery, Heart Valve Repair

Ajay Shrikrishna Vaidya, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Cardiology, Cardiology , Cardiac Transplantation  View more

Helga Van Herle, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Cardiology
Professor of Surgery
Specialties
Vascular Surgery, Endovascular Therapy

Winfield J. Wells, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery
Specialties
Critical Care Medicine, Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Specialties
Cardiology

Gui Wendy Xu, NP-C

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Cardiac Surgery, Nurse Practitioner
Specialties
Cardiology

Kenneth R. Ziegler, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Vascular Surgery, Endovascular Therapy, Aortic Disease

Craig J. Baker, MD

Accepting new patients
Chief, Division of Cardiac Surgery
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Transplant Surgery  View more
Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Transplant Surgery  View more
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery
Specialties
Cardiac Surgery
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Congenital Cardiac Surgery

Fernando Fleischman, MD

Accepting new patients
Co-Director, USC Comprehensive Aortic Center
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Endovascular Surgery, Cardiac Surgery  View more

Cynthia S. Herrington, MD

Accepting new patients
Visiting Associate Professor of Clinical Cardiothoracic Surg ...
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

Ming Lu Huang, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

Serge S. Kobsa, Phd, MD, PhD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Cardiac Surgery, Heart Valve Repair, Cardiac Transplant Surgery  View more

Raymond C. Lee, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Transplant Surgery  View more

Demetrios Nectarios Mallios, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Cardiac Surgery, Heart Valve Repair

Sanjeet G. Patel, Phd, MD, PhD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Cardiac Transplant Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Aortic Disease  View more
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation

Jonathan A. Praeger, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation  View more

Vaughn A. Starnes, MD

Accepting new patients
Chair, Department of Surgery
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Transplant Surgery  View more

Winfield J. Wells, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery
Specialties
Cardiac Surgery

Amanda Bui, NP-C

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Nurse Practitioner, Cardiac Surgery, Heart Valve Repair

Irene Chen, NP-C

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Nurse Practitioner, Cardiac Surgery

Sophia Lam, NP-C

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Aortic Disease, Nurse Practitioner, Cardiac Surgery
Specialties
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cardiac Surgery

Corinne Rosenberg, PA-C

Accepting new patients
Advance Practice Provider Manager, Cardiac and Vascular Surg ...
Specialties
Physician Assistant, Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery
Specialties
Cardiac Surgery

Perlie Tam, NP-C

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Cardiac Surgery, Nurse Practitioner

Cherilyn Tarallo, NP-C

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Cardiac Surgery, Nurse Practitioner

Kimberly Tran, NP-C

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Nurse Practitioner, Cardiac Surgery, Heart Valve Repair

Gui Wendy Xu, NP-C

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Cardiac Surgery, Nurse Practitioner

David L. Brown, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiology
Medical Director of Heart Failure, Heart Transplant, and Mec ...
Specialties
Cardiology, Cardiac Transplantation, Advanced Heart Failure
Specialties
Cardiology

Michael W. Fong, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Cardiology, Cardiology , Cardiac Transplantation  View more

Parveen K. Garg, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Cardiology, Lipidology, Preventive Cardiology
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology  View more

Antreas Hindoyan, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Interventional Cardiology, Cardiology, Heart Valve Repair

Ivan C. Ho, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Keck School of Med ...
Specialties
Cardiology , Cardiology, Electrophysiology
Specialties
Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiology
Specialties
Cardiology

Ray V. Matthews, MD

Accepting new patients
Surgical Director, Advanced Heart Failure, Transplant, and M ...
Specialties
Interventional Cardiology, Cardiology, Heart Valve Repair

Anilkumar O. Mehra, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Cardiology

Vivian Y. Mo, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
Specialties
Cardiology
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure  View more

Kruti A. Pandya, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Cardiology, Cardiology , Cardiac Transplantation  View more

Dev Patel, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiology

Leslie A. Saxon, MD

Accepting new patients
Professor of Clinical Medicine (Clinical Scholar)
Specialties
Cardiology, Electrophysiology

Jerold S. Shinbane, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Cardiology, Electrophysiology

Jina Sohn, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Cardiology
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Advanced Heart Failure  View more

Ajay Shrikrishna Vaidya, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Cardiology, Cardiology , Cardiac Transplantation  View more

Helga Van Herle, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Specialties
Cardiology
Specialties
Critical Care Medicine, Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Specialties
Cardiology
Specialties
Cardiology
Specialties
Cardiology

Sukgu M. Han, MD

Accepting new patients
Chief of the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular T ...
Specialties
Vascular Surgery, Endovascular Therapy, Aortic Disease

William M. Lee, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery
Specialties
Vascular Surgery, Endovascular Therapy

Gregory A. Magee, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery & Aerospace and Mech ...
Specialties
Vascular Surgery, Endovascular Therapy, Aortic Disease

Miguel F. Manzur, MD

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Vascular Surgery, Endovascular Therapy

Elizabeth A. Miranda, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Vascular Surgery

Christian J. Ochoa, MD

Accepting new patients
Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery
Specialties
Vascular Surgery, Endovascular Therapy
Specialties
Vascular Surgery

Chia-Ding Shih, DPM

Accepting new patients
Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Podiatry, Podiatric Surgery and Limb Salvage, Vascular Surgery

Tze-Woei Tan, MD

Accepting new patients
Specialties
Vascular Surgery, Aortic Disease, Endovascular Therapy  View more
Professor of Surgery
Specialties
Vascular Surgery, Endovascular Therapy

Kenneth R. Ziegler, MD

Accepting new patients
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Specialties
Vascular Surgery, Endovascular Therapy, Aortic Disease

Corinne Rosenberg, PA-C

Accepting new patients
Advance Practice Provider Manager, Cardiac and Vascular Surg ...
Specialties
Physician Assistant, Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery

Clinical Trials

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Advanced Care for Heart Disease and Vascular Conditions

Our cardiologists work with cardiac and vascular surgeons to turn cutting-edge discoveries and clinical trials into innovative therapies.

Our experts are leading researchers and frontrunners in the development of advanced therapies.

Our experienced doctors are dedicated to the long-term management of your cardiac and vascular conditions.

You can connect with your care team in in-office appointments or via phone calls and video visits.

We are recognized among the top programs in the nation for cardiology, heart and vascular surgery by U.S. News & World Report.

World-class Leadership

Our internationally renowned physicians and clinicians are dedicated to delivering high-quality, comprehensive care. We are leaders in cutting-edge treatments, breakthrough research and exceptional outcomes.

Vaughn Starnes, MD

Chair, Department of Surgery

Craig Baker, MD

Chief, Division of Cardiac Surgery

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