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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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4.9 out of 5 (111 Ratings, 27 Comments)

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08/31/2017
[...] & Dr. Pelikan. Dr. [...] have been the most professional, attentive doctors any person can have.
100

08/16/2017
service was friendly and professional
90

08/16/2017
This provider and his office are very good. I was pleased with the experience.
100

08/01/2017
I have been Dr. Pelikan's patient for 22 years.
100

07/31/2017
Dr. Pelikan and his staff were excellent, knowledgeable, respectful & caring.
100

07/27/2017
all good.
100

06/14/2017
Couldn't ask for better attention
100

06/07/2017
A routine EKG raised some concerns and I was very pleased to be able to see Dr. Pelikan within 48 hours of the initial test.
100

05/24/2017
Very insightful. Has taken & inspired me from relatively out of shape with high cholesterol to excellent shape & excellent blood tests.
100

05/17/2017
Very thorough.
100

05/03/2017
Good with both doctors, Dr [...] and Dr Pelikan.
100

04/26/2017
Dr Pelikan genuinely cares about my health and what I am doing to stay healthy.
100

04/07/2017
Good experience overall
100

04/05/2017
I felt anxious, however knew that Dr. pelikan is a superior provider re angiogram and was relieved to proceed.
100

02/21/2017
He is very conscientious & attentive when needed. He also has a knack for picking terrific/excellent staff. [...] is super!!
100

02/13/2017
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

02/08/2017
Each step was made very clear. Was at ease with all staff.
100

01/30/2017
He's an excellent Doctor!
100

01/26/2017
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

01/04/2017
I have great confidence with Dr. Pelikan and his staff in serving my cardiac needs.
100

01/04/2017
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

12/05/2016
Received excellent care.
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10/25/2016
Outstanding service by the Hospital staff as well.
100

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

10/05/2016
I have the utmost confidence in the provider
100

10/03/2016
I am completely satisfied with the medical care from Dr. Pelikan. He goes over and beyond in treating his patients.
100

09/14/2016
since 1980 I have received excellent care and treatment fromPCI and its predecessor