L. Iri Kupferwasser, MD, is board certified in interventional cardiology, cardiovascular diseases, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology. He received his medical degree from Johannes-Gutenberg University, Germany, and completed his residency at St. Mary Medical Center/Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He fulfilled his general and interventional cardiology fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. His areas of expertise include clinical and consultative cardiology,cardiac and peripheral vascular interventions, cardiac imaging, lipid lowering, congestive heart failure and preventive cardiology. In addition, his interests include the interventional closure of atrial septal defects and patent foramen ovale for stroke prevention, and carotid artery stenting and minimally invasive stenting of abdominal aortic aneurysms. He has the distinction of being named Outstanding Fellow of the Year by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for two consecutive years. In 2003, he was awarded the International Aspirin Award in recognition for his research on Aspirin in Infective Endocarditis. Dr. Kupferwasser is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, as well as the European Society of Cardiology. His work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed publications, including the Journal of American College of Cardiology and Circulation. Dr. Kupferwasser has lectured extensively on infective endocarditis, hypertension and lifestyle management of cardiovascular disease. Dr. Kupferwasser is a member of the Providence Holy Cross Medical Staff providing care in cardiology.

Medical School
  • Johannes Gutenberg University Medical School, Mainz, Germany
  • UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • English


The Heart Medical Group
16119 Vanowen Street
Van Nuys, CA 91406
(818) 904-6782
(818) 904-5896
The Heart Group
5525 Etiwanda Avenue
Suite 218
Tarzana, CA 91356
(818) 904-6782
(818) 904-5896


  • Cardiology (Board Certified)
  • Interventional Cardiology (Board Certified)


Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna HMO Plan
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Calif. Care HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross PPO/POS/EPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Senior Plan HMO
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Shield 65 Plus Senior Plan HMO
  • Blue Shield Access + HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield HMO Plus POS
  • Blue Shield PPO/POS/EPO
  • Cigna HMO Plan
  • Cigna PPO/POS/EPO
  • GWH-CIGNA (Great West) HMO
  • Health Net HMO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Health Net Silver Network HMO
  • Medicare
  • Medi-Medi (Medicare-Medi-Cal)
  • Preferred Health Systems PPO
  • Prime Health Services PPO
  • Private Healthcare System PPO/POS
  • Prudential Healthcare
  • Scan Senior Health Plan HMO
  • Secure Horizons Senior/UHC HMO
  • United Healthcare HMO Plan
  • United Healthcare PPO/POS/EPO
  • Universal Health Network PPO
Insurance Medical Groups
  • Providence Care Network