Dr. Raymond Schaerf, board certified in thoracic surgery, received his medical education from New York Medical College. His residencies were completed at the University of Miami Hospital and Yale New Haven Medical Center. His fellowship was completed at the University of Miami Medical Center.

He is affiliated with the Heart Rhythm Society, the American College of Surgeons, the Society of Academic Surgery, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the American Heart Association.

Only a handful of physicians in the world routinely perform lead extraction surgery. Dr. Schaerf was among the first in the world to perform lead extraction surgery using an excimer laser. To date, he has removed more than 1,300 leads, which makes him one of the most experienced lead extraction specialists in the world. Besides his large practice with pacemakers and defibrillators, Dr. Schaerf has one of the largest practices in thoracic surgery for lung diseases in Southern California.

Dr. Schaerf speaks Spanish, French and German.

Dr. Schaerf is a member of the Providence Saint Joseph, Providence Holy Cross and Providence Tarzana Medical Staffs providing care in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery.

Medical School
  • New York Medical College, New York, NY
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
  • University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, FL
  • English


Raymond H. Schaerf, M.D.
2601 W. Alameda Avenue
Suite 404
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 843-2334
(818) 843-3972


  • Thoracic Surgery (Board Certified)
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery (Board Certified)
Clinical Interests
  • Epilepsy


Insurances Accepted
  • Admar Medical Network (PPO, EPO)
  • Aetna HMO Plan
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Aetna Senior HMO Plan
  • Affiliated Health Funds PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross PPO/POS/EPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Senior Plan HMO
  • Beech Street Corporation
  • Benefit Panel Services PPO/ EPO
  • Blue Shield 65 Plus Senior Plan HMO
  • Blue Shield Access + HMO Plan
  • Cigna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Community Care Network PPO
  • First Health Network PPO/EPO
  • Galaxy PPO
  • GWH-CIGNA (Great West) HMO
  • GWH-CIGNA (Great West) PPO, POS
  • Health Net HMO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Health Net Seniority Plus HMO
  • Health Payors Organization PPO
  • Industry Advantage
  • Inter Valley Health Plan HMO
  • Inter Valley Senior HMO
  • Interplan PPO/ EPO
  • LA Foundation Medical Care PPO/ EPO
  • Medicare
  • Medi-Medi (Medicare-Medi-Cal)
  • Motion Picture Health/Writers Guild
  • MultiPlan LTD PPO
  • Pacific Mutual (PPO)
  • Private Healthcare System PPO/POS
  • Scan Senior Health Plan HMO
  • Secure Horizons Senior/UHC HMO
  • United Healthcare HMO Plan
  • United Healthcare PPO/POS/EPO
  • USA Managed Care Organization
  • Workers Compensation