Leadership

Since 2010, no hospital has performed more adult heart transplants than Cedars-Sinai. Trust your heart transplant to a team that has the most experience with these sophisticated procedures, achieving patient outcomes that exceed the national average, according to the independent Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients.

Guided by expert clinical leadership, our team has unrivaled expertise in transplant cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, advanced practice nursing, transplant coordination, transplant pharmacy, infectious disease, pathology, immunology, social work and clinical research

Jon Kobashigawa, MD, and Fardad Esmailian, MD, director and surgical director of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Transplant Program, bring a wealth of experience and a strong, collaborative spirit to their leadership of an interdisciplinary team that includes unrivaled expertise in transplant cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, advanced practice nursing, transplant coordination, transplant pharmacy, infectious disease, pathology, immunology, social work and clinical research.

See a complete list of our expert physicians.

Jon A. Kobashigawa, MD

IM Cardiology
  • Chief Medical Officer, California Heart Center Foundation
  • Director, Advanced Heart Disease
  • Associate Director, Clinical Affairs

Fardad Esmailian, MD

Surgery-Cardio-Thoracic
  • Surgical Director, Heart Transplant
  • Professor, Surgery