Leadership

If you're seeking diagnosis or treatment for a valvular heart disease, you can rest assured that your care at Cedars-Sinai will be managed by a multidisciplinary team of doctors, surgeons, nurses and other healthcare professionals who apply decades of compassionate experience to every patient. Specializing in a wide range of minimally invasive techniques and using innovative interventions, our teams collaborate to tailor a care plan that fits your needs, often resulting in a shorter hospital stay and a quicker recovery time.

See a complete list of our expert physicians.

Joanna Chikwe, MD

Surgery-Cardio-Thoracic
  • The Irina and George Schaeffer Distinguished Chair, Cardiac Surgery
  • Chair, Cardiac Surgery

Rajendra Makkar, MD

IM Cardiology
  • Associate Director, Heart Institute
  • Associate Director, Interventional Technologies
  • Stephen R. Corday, MD Chair in Interventional Cardiology