As a cardiologist, I see a medical world that is at once exciting and challenging. The excitement comes as scientific and technological research continues to answer important questions and give us solutions to our patient problems. Challenges come in the form of a fragmented health care system that is economically strained. While much of heart disease is genetically determined, there is a strong environmental impact. This is the old Nature vs. Nurture controversy. It plays out in the field of cardiology as well. While some disorders have a pure genetic basis, most diseases develop as a result of interaction between our genetics and our environment. This means that we have some control over our destiny. We can choose to not smoke, to drink in moderation, to exercise and to make dietary choices that promote health. I tell all of my patients who have or are at risk for heart disease that exercise and nutrition have as much impact as many of the medications that we prescribe. I view my relationship with patients as a partnership. There are things you can do to help me deliver better care to you. Being organized and prepared for your office visits is extremely important. Bring a list of questions, bring a list of your medications, bring an updated health history if there have been changes between visits. Know what medications need to be refilled. If your history is complex, type it up and update it as needed. This will help all doctors that you may need to see.

Medical School
  • George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Science, Washington, DC
  • UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • UCLA VA Wadsworth Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • English
  • Spanish


Interventional Cardiology Medical Group
23101 Sherman Place
Suite 110
West Hills, CA 91307
(818) 702-8800
(818) 702-0080


  • Cardiology (Board Certified)
Clinical Interests
  • Abnormal Heart Beat
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Aortic Aneurysm Surgery


Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross PPO/POS/EPO
  • Blue Shield PPO/POS/EPO
  • Cigna PPO/POS/EPO
  • CorVel Health PPO/EPO
  • 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 HMO
  • Covered CA Health Net PPO
  • First Health Network PPO/EPO
  • GWH-CIGNA (Great West) PPO, POS
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Medicare
  • Medi-Medi (Medicare-Medi-Cal)
  • Motion Picture Health/Writers Guild
  • MultiPlan LTD PPO
  • TriCare/TriWest PPO
  • United Healthcare PPO/POS/EPO
  • Workers Compensation
Insurance Medical Groups
  • Axminister Medical Group/IPA
  • HealthCare Partners Medical Group
  • Lakeside Community Healthcare
  • Motion Picture
  • Primary Care Associates Medical Grp
  • Regal Medical Group