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Biography

Biography

Dr. Peter Pelikan is a native of New York City who graduated from The Bronx High School of Science. He majored in biology at Yale University and graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1979. After an internal medicine residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center he completed a fellowship in cardiology at Johns Hopkins Hospital in 1985.

After realizing how much he missed southern California, Dr. Pelikan couldn't wait to return to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center as assistant professor of medicine and co-director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. In 1989 he left academic medicine to join Pacific Heart Institute where he has been an interventional and consulting cardiologist ever since.

Dr. Pelikan is the Medical Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at Saint John’s Hospital, where he is also currently Medical Staff President. His medical interests include coronary, peripheral, and carotid artery angiography and intervention/stenting, as well as consultative cardiology.

An avid skier and fly-fisher, Dr. Pelikan loves the outdoors. While indoors, he is trying (slowly) to learn to play the piano.

Medical School
  • Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Internship
  • Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA
Residency
  • Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA
Fellowship
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital (F/K/A Baltimore City Hospitals), Baltimore, MD
Languages
  • English
  • Spanish

Locations

Pacific Heart Institute
2001 Santa Monica Boulevard
Suite 280W
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 829-7678
(310) 829-6889

Specialties

Specialties
  • Cardiology (Board Certified)
  • Interventional Cardiology (Board Certified)
Clinical Interests
  • Intraventricular Cysts

Insurance

Insurances Accepted
  • Covered CA Anthem BC HMO
  • Covered CA Anthem BC PPO/EPO
  • Covered CA Blue Shield HMO
  • Covered CA Blue Shield PPO/EPO
  • Covered CA Health Net PPO
  • Covered CA LA Care HMO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Medi-Medi (Medicare-Medi-Cal)
Insurance Medical Groups
  • Axminister Medical Group/IPA
  • HealthCare Partners Medical Group

Medical Groups

Affiliated Medical Groups
  • Pacific Heart Institute

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
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The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety. However, language that may contain profanity, slander, libel or private health information is removed. Comments reflect the views and opinions of patients. Comments are not endorsed by, nor do they necessarily reflect the views of, Providence.

4.8 out of 5 (100 Ratings, 29 Comments)

100

02/20/2017
He is very conscientious & attentive when needed. He also has a knack for picking terrific/excellent staff. [...] is super!!
100

02/12/2017
Dr. Pelikan and his staff have always provided excellent service. He, as usual, is very thorough and respectful with his care. I have no complaints, other than I must travel 2 hours to see him, but it is worth the drive. Definitely!!
100

02/07/2017
Each step was made very clear. Was at ease with all staff.
100

01/29/2017
He's an excellent Doctor!
100

01/25/2017
Dr. Peter Pelikan has been my cardiologist for 8 years, caring for me during & after open heart surgery & now takes care of my PAD as well. I have complete faith & respect for him. He is renowned as one of the best cardiologists in the US!
100

01/03/2017
I have great confidence with Dr. Pelikan and his staff in serving my cardiac needs.
100

01/03/2017
During that visit with my cardiologist Dr. Peter Pelikan, who checks me once a year, I was treated very professionally and with care and courtesy by him and his staff. The stress test he ordered was promptly scheduled and I completed it yesterday morning. The team there was also superior.
100

12/04/2016
Received excellent care.
100

10/24/2016
Outstanding service by the Hospital staff as well.
100

10/09/2016
I am completely satisfied with this doctor.
100

10/04/2016
I have the utmost confidence in the provider
100

10/02/2016
I am completely satisfied with the medical care from Dr. Pelikan. He goes over and beyond in treating his patients.
100

09/13/2016
since 1980 I have received excellent care and treatment fromPCI and its predecessor
60

08/09/2016
This is a factory.
100

08/09/2016
Superb doctor! Very thoughtful staff -
100

08/02/2016
The very, very best !!! In every and any sense of the word that a doctor can be !
80

07/25/2016
Somewhat rigid did not listen carefully to my concerns [...]
100

07/14/2016
Excellent care and personal interest.
100

07/03/2016
COULD NOT BE BETTER
100

06/19/2016
I was extremely satisfied and happy about all the care I have received from Dr. Pelikan and his staff. I have no complaints. I feel very relieved and free of anxious worry because I know Dr. Pelikan will get to the bottom of whatever is going on with my heart. I feel very confident with his care and expertise.
100

05/31/2016
I love providence & dr [...] &dr pelican. amazing people & amazingDoctors. so lucky to have them on myteam
100

05/18/2016
Dr Pelikan is a superb cardiologist who works closely with my GP, Dr [...] providing excellent care, monitoring and treatment for over 8 years. His entire staff are excellent and the office is completely modern and impressive!
100

05/15/2016
He's the best!
100

05/03/2016
[...] it's somewhat a rarity to still meet a doctor of such high caliber as Doctor Pelican.
100

05/03/2016
very caring and excellent team of providers
100

05/02/2016
It would be better to have a shorter wait to see the dr.
100

04/26/2016
all good
80

03/30/2016
Dr. Pelikan is a wonderful doctor and a caring and very smart person. I truly trust that my heart is in good hands. My one concern is that over the last three or so years, there seems to be ongoing computer changes. Much of each visit is taken up with Dr. Pelikan inputting information from the past and sometimes not being able to find previous tests. I would like to trust that my records are up-to-date and that, in the future, more time can be spent on present issues and questions and talking about maintaining good heart health.
100

03/22/2016
I feel that I am receiving Excellent care.